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Friday, December 10, 2010

Medieval Crafts: Spinning Yarn on a Drop Spindle

Spinning Yarn on a Drop Spindle Medieval Fair, Vic, Catalonia, Spain[enlarge]

Watching spinners and weavers at their craft in medieval times must have been quite amusing I guess. Having the opportunity to enjoy such an old trade nowadays, performed with very similar skills handed down from one generation to the other, in the same scenario, is priceless. As I promised, here is picture taken in Vic during the Medieval Fair celebrated last week. It is not the first time Barcelona Photoblog features medieval crafts so I recommend you check the archives. Maybe you want to learn something today, well, here's a How-to Spin Yarn on a Drop Spindle video. In case you are quite interested, check Technology in the Medieval Age

7 comments:

  1. I love this type of markets. I always buy excellent cheeses there!

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  2. Your photo is timeless! I love it.

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  3. I love this kind of pictures. Nice shoy Carlos.

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  4. The yarn looks like any weavers dream. Interesting objects in the photo...the basket, the rug and his shoes/slippers. Nice!

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  5. Wow - he has some beautiful yarns! He should have come to our Knit Night which we had at our house last night! You can see it on my blog posted last night!

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  6. A very colorful portrait. I wonder why someone decides this is something he wants to do.

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  7. It is said, that humankind is intelligent because of having fingers.

    Please have a good Sunday.

    daily athens

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