Wildwood


From Sheep to Loom
January 28, 2010, 9:03 pm
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After shearing the sheep and before weaving on the loom, there is spinning on the wheel. The spinning wheel, the device used by the king’s daughter in Rumpelstiltskin to weave straw into gold, is a device dating back to 1237.

Besides turning straw to gold, this device allows you to transform wool into yarn, and then subsequently make clothes or rugs on the loom.

All images from Foxfire 2, more here.