Friday, December 10

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

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Blogger Marta said...

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

7:35 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Your photo is timeless! I love it.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Luis Gomez said...

I love this kind of pictures. Nice shoy Carlos.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

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

2:24 AM  
Blogger Leif Hagen said...

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!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

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

11:24 PM  
Blogger ρομπερτ said...

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

Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

12:47 AM  

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