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a stitch in time: Distaff Questions

Yesterday's Praise of the Distaff raised two questions in the comments that I'll address here, since answering them will take some linking a.

This is exactly how I hold my spindle. I didn't copy hand positions from pictures, I just did what felt natural. I've since seen "my" hand positions in pictures and also vidoes! Yay :D

This is exactly how I hold my spindle. I didn't copy hand positions from pictures, I just did what felt natural. I've since seen "my" hand positions in pictures and also vidoes!

Lutrell Psalter, garter

Unidentified way to fasten hose. Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval

Spinning with a distaff - from article on 15th c. spinning.

What’s so Great about a Distaff?

View of Adam Digging Soil And Eve Spinning Wool Miniature From De Casibus Virorum Illustrium Century Musee Conde Chantilly France.

Smithfield Decretals. Royal 10 E IV f. 137v. Carding wool. France (Toulouse?). Last quarter of the 13th century or first quarter of the 14th century

Smithfield Decretals aka The Decretals of Gregory IX. Royal 10 E IV, f.

becca stadtlander illustration

Becca Stadtlander Flowers Print

color on black becca stadtlander illustration: Greeting Cards: sneak peek

the spinners above are drafting the fibers with one hand and turning the crank with the other.

Textile Tools: Medieval Images of Spinning Wheels

Woman spinning on the great or walking wheel. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London c. England The great wheel produced thread more quickly than the drop spindle, but the thread was.

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