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reminded me of this postcard of a similar gathering of spinners in Spreewald, Germany, long ago.
Nothing new under the sun, eh?
Perhaps next time we could dress up a bit.
*Thanks to OhZoneKnits for the photo.
04:23 AM | Permalink
This is lovely--surprisingly moving, seeing the continuity of spinning through time and geography.
June 07, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Yooooo Hooooo!! Hey Girl, it's time for your bi-monthly blog post - I'm suffering from withdrawal here.
March 08, 2010 at 04:06 PM
PS - here's a link
February 15, 2010 at 06:58 PM
Hey Marcy! Don't know if you recognize my name or remember me, we've been at many a knitting party together (formerly melanoma uberalis blog). Wanted to see if you were interested in test driving my husband's hand made spindles, it's new hobby of his and we need some expert constructive feedback! Let me know and I'll send you one!
February 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM
I just love the photos. You girls loo like your in spin heaven
blogless haron |
February 05, 2010 at 05:25 PM
I just discovered tonight that Bloglines doesn't alert to all updates of subscribers. I thought you have dropped off the face of the earth.
January 18, 2010 at 12:56 AM
Love both photos! Thanks.
Sandra D |
January 11, 2010 at 06:55 PM
Love it, love it, love it!
I want one of those wheels.
Diane L./sheepdream on Ravelry, Bloomington,IN.
January 08, 2010 at 05:19 PM
How wonderful! I love both of these - I admire spinners enormously, but that's for my next life; this time around, I knit. (Good thing I believe in reincarnation!)
dale-harriet in WI |
January 08, 2010 at 03:06 PM
Well, the least you could all do is drape hankies over your heads.
January 07, 2010 at 04:40 AM
I would say you're sorely lacking in the headdress department! Maybe next time you could gussy it up a little...
Do you all have the same wheels?
January 06, 2010 at 11:54 PM
I rectagonize quite a few of y'all up there! That's an awesome photo of you all. And sporting handknit sweaters too?
January 06, 2010 at 11:10 PM
I recognize some but not all in the upper photo. Names, please???
Great juxtaposition. Thank you.
January 06, 2010 at 06:25 PM
Nevermind the headdresses - they are all wearing shoes! And stockings! I don't know how to spin with my shoes on.
January 06, 2010 at 05:13 PM
I dunno. The headdresses would ensure you had enough room between spinners. No knocking elbows with those puppies on!
And for some reason, the wheels in the old picture made me think of Schachts.
Janice in GA |
January 06, 2010 at 12:06 PM
Not only are the wheels prettier, but so are the spinners!
January 06, 2010 at 11:15 AM
The dresses are fine, but the headdresses are a bit unwieldy. I already have trouble walking unscathed through doorways as it is. I think I'd be constantly knocking that thing off.
Andrea (noricum) |
January 06, 2010 at 10:04 AM
Why yes, I can see the resemblance. They look like they are ready to work, you girls are just showing off.
Thanks for sharing them. Great fun.
January 06, 2010 at 09:44 AM
OK. What's with the headgear? I'm sorry, but I would end up with the headdress tangled in the yarn , in the wheel , in my neighbors wheel...
Eileen Gartland |
January 06, 2010 at 08:52 AM
They even dressed their dressed distaffs!
I bet they store their extra flax on top of their heads under their kerchiefs.
Great photo analogy--thanks!
January 06, 2010 at 07:58 AM
Our wheels are prettier, IMNSHO.
January 06, 2010 at 07:46 AM
I thought so by looking at their headdresses, but Spreewald is in the Sorbian region of Germany. Sorbians are a Slavic ethnic group with their own language.
Interesting that they all had castle-type wheels and your group all had Saxony wheels.
January 06, 2010 at 04:45 AM
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