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Equipment I use

This blog is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the following brands/products, I'm just providing this list for people who are curious about this sort of thing.  


  • Fujifilm XT-4
  • Panagor 90mm, f2.8 (Nikon lens mount, but I have an adapter)
  • Rokinon 14mm, f2.8
  • Fujifilm XF 18-55mm, f2.8-4.0
  • Fujifilm XF 27mm, f2 R WR
  • Fujifilm XF 35mm, f2 R WR 
  • Previously I used a Nikon D40 and various Nikon lenses...


  • Daedalus Starling V3
  • Used to have an Electric Eel Wheel Nano 1.1!


  • Gilmore 8-shaft, 12 treadle jack loom (40" weaving width).
    • Made in 1987!
  • Used to have an Ashford 24" rigid heddle loom


  • Mostly Chiaogoo interchangeables: 5" tips, and lace minis
  • Have a ton of random dpns and straight needles I've accumulated over the years
  • Silver Reed SK10 and SR10


  • Singer 201-2
  • Various Singer sewing machine attachments


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