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Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood, lawyer, politician, educator, author and cyclist, photographed between 1865 and 1880 by Matthew Brady.

Unlike Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood met all legal requirements when she stood for the presidency of the USA in 1884, and again in 1888. 6 more words


The Photoshop Bug Strikes!!

Yep… last week my experiments with Lightroom began. Now, here’s my first attempt at tweaking a photo in Photoshop. Actually… all I really did was to remove a few light poles. 47 more words


Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull, sometime between 1866 and 1873.

Constitutionally, the President of the USA must be at least 35 years old. Victoria Woodhull was only 34 when she was nominated by the newly formed Equal Rights Party in 1872 so, though she was the first woman to stand for the office, some historians claim that she shouldn’t be counted as she wouldn’t have been legally allowed to take office. 6 more words


Hand Dyed Raw Silk Mix Cord

Many of you know that I record much of my information in handmade books. Some of them are similar to the one above. Loosely tied I can easily add more pages – and when complete the binding can be made more permanent. 130 more words


Background From Torn Fabric and Scraps

After all the technical rocket science yesterday I was keen to get back to the fabrics and stitching today.  I set out determined to have a scrappy crafting session. 169 more words