This is a blog dedicated to my rabbit hobby and various other fiber related topics.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Spinning wheels in history
No, no, no. This isn't a picture of me. This is a lovely Irish woman around 1900 that I came across on the internet searching for information on the beginnings of the art of spinning fiber of which I knew nothing about. In a nut shell, spinning on a wheel came about in medieval times. Prior to that they used drop spindles for about 9000 years. I have to wonder how they EVER got enough fiber spun to make ANYTHING on a drop spindle.
Hail the invention of the wheel!