Welcome to The Nest!
The Nest is my repository of journals and papers. If I've written it, you will find it here.
Historica Tractatu houses my scholarly works, mostly relating to my medieval studies of Mongolian warfare, European herbology and Chinese embroidery. I have removed the copyrights on my works to allow them to be shared more freely, though I appreciate being credited on those shares.
have heavily influenced my hatmaking, and are the 'back story' behind many of my designs.
- It's a Wrap!
- Thank You All
- Block Printing and its impact on textile and book arts
- Moroccan Epilogue
- The High Atlas Mountains in Morocco
- From Ouarzazate to Taroudant, and a GPS Fail
- A race, a fortress, and the Atlas Film Studios
- Kasbah Ait Ben Moro and a Berber carpet shop
- To Tinghir and Tomboctou
- Into the Red Dunes
- Monkeys, a White Horse, and a Kasbah
- Fez Day 2 - a tile factory, a cemetery and a souk.
- Fez - Volubilis and broken things ...
- My Morocco Tour - Casablanca to Rabat
- Welcome to Casablanca!
- Morocco At Last
- Pro-bono projects - and Morocco!
- Making a Tibetan Maikhan
- The Stitchery Series Part V - Applique and Other Decoration
- The Stitchery Series Part IV - Symbolism in Chinese Embroidery
- The Stitchery Series Part III - Embroidery Stitches
- The Stitchery Series Part II – Tools and Techniques
- The Stitchery Series Part I - History and Fibers
- Andalucia 2012 - Granada's Albayzin District
- Andalucia 2012 - Granada and the Alhambra
- Andalucia 2012 - The Alcazar and Surrounds
- Andalucia 2012 - The Jewish Quarter
- Andalucia 2012 - Cordoba and the Mezquita
- Andalucia 2012 - Toledo
- Names from the Secret History of the Mongols
- Reconstructing an Ulan Baator Boot
Posted by Gordon Ellis, also known as Gordon Redthorn on 8/13/2017 to Historica Tractatu
This article was written by a friend of mine who recently passed away (July 2017). It was originally self-published in "A Boke of Dayes: A Journal of the Festival of St. Hildegard" (1994) I have augmented this article with photos from a photo essay and a catalog of his works that were part of his estate.
Gordon not only carved blocks, but taught carving and printing as well, and volunteered much of his time to the furtherance of this art form. I hope this article will inspire others to continue on that path.