Barcelona Photoblog: Medieval Crafts: Spinning Yarn on a Drop Spindle

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


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

  2. Your photo is timeless! I love it.

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

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

  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!

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

  7. Anonymous12:47 AM

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

    Please have a good Sunday.

    daily athens


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