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Fabric on Turn of the Century Loom, Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

September 21st, 2017 Comments off

Fabric on Turn of the Century Loom, Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Fabric on Turn of the Century Loom

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

This small and unique mill produced fabric for costumes for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia and more. They raise their own unique sheep herd that produces naturally colored wool in a variety of shades from black to gray to white.

You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

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You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

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Turn of the Century Loom, Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

September 21st, 2017 Comments off

Turn of the Century Loom, Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Turn of the Century Loom

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

This small and unique mill produced fabric for costumes for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia and more. They raise their own unique sheep herd that produces naturally colored wool in a variety of shades from black to gray to white.

You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

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Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

Stansborough ltd


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Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill – Loom Working in Slow Motion [Video] (0:28)

September 4th, 2017 Comments off

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill - Loom Working in Slow Motion

On our recent (August 2017) trip to New Zealand, we made a special point of visiting Stansborough LTD, maker of fine woolen fabrics used in the costumes for The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

This is slow motion video of one of their turn-of-the-century looms at work. What you can’t hear and feel is the vibration of the floor and the slamming of the shuttles from one side of the machine to the other. This is truly a beast of another age.

If you are in Wellington, New Zealand, I highly recommend you visit and take their tour. It is like stepping back into an earlier age.

Stansborough LTD Web Site

Creating artisan woollen treasures

Introducing the Stansborough collection of sustainable designer woollen textiles.

​100% New Zealand, pure, natural and chemical free.
Cocoon yourself in timeless, environmentally friendly heirloom treasures.

Breathable textiles that warm and protect, made with passion and integrity

Luxurious blankets, throws, rugs, babywear, accessories and Licensed Movie Costuming, traditionally created by artisan craftsmen, on historic 1890’s looms.

 



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Get Inspired By This Jaw-Dropping Cardboard Armor For Kids via Geek & Sundry

April 11th, 2017 Comments off

This is an amazing example of cardboard crafting. The final look is absolutely wonderful and would please almost any cosplayer, big or small. — Douglas

Get Inspired By This Jaw-Dropping Cardboard Armor For Kids via Geek & Sundry

Superdad and artist Warren King says on his Flickr page that he used mostly Amazon shipping boxes, storage and moving boxes, and packaging for the armor, then gloss spray paint on top. But, what’s even cooler than the finished product is actually seeing the work that’s underneath it. Looking at the steps taken to create this suit of armor, you can truly see the artistry with just the bare cardboard.

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On YouTube: Sewing Awl Case | Barb Makes Things #66

April 8th, 2017 Comments off

A great little leather working project that could be adapted to many uses. Take a look! — Douglas

On YouTube: Sewing Awl Case | Barb Makes Things #66

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I have a Speedy Stitcher, which is very useful, but any time I bring it somewhere, it just pokes me constantly through whatever bag I’m carrying it in. Correction: it USED to poke me. Now it’s nicely contained and protected in this wood and leather case.

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On YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

April 4th, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

Watch YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

Another Arduino sandwich – this time the INA219 current sensor module, an Arduino Pro Mini and a 128×32 OLED. Part of my 18650 current monitoring project.


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On YouTube: Best 3D Printer Under $200 – Tevo Tarantula Full Review

March 31st, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: Best 3D Printer Under $200 - Tevo Tarantula Full Review

It arrived very well packaged with thick protective foam, even the box was unscratched! The building process was enjoyable and is something I highly recommend to anyone as it is a great way to learn more about electronics!

It’s not perfect, it does need a couple of minor modifications. All of which is described in the video. You need a cooling nozzle, spool holder and a reinforced Z-motor mount. Obviously the settings inside your slicer impacts the result as well.

I was happy when I realised the bed could reach high enough temperature in order to print ABS filament. This was great news, as my Anet A8 is not capable of reaching higher than 70°C and ABS requires at least 95°C.

In conclusion the printer is amazing! Not only is the bed remarkable, but it’s way more quiet than my other 3D printers. The quality of the prints was absolutely stunning as well. Because of the bowden extruder it might have a hard time printing with flexible filament, but you will be able to print at very high speeds without compromising quality.

Watch YouTube: Best 3D Printer Under $200 – Tevo Tarantula Full Review

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On YouTube: No-etch circuit boards with your laser printer

March 28th, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: Arduino Control Flow

March 13th, 2017 Comments off

Get started with Arduino programming in this quick and clear video on how programs work — Douglas

On YouTube: Arduino Control Flow

Watch YouTube: Arduino Control Flow

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Noted: Bert Simon’s Icoled is a 3D Printed Arduino Powered Lamp #3DPrinting #ArduinoMonday

March 12th, 2017 Comments off
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