An article I wrote on what aspects of modern spinning wheels are "period" and what are not. Includes dates for the earliest illustrations of various kinds of wheels.
My handout from a fiber class. It has interesting facts about how fibers have changed since the Middle Ages, and defines some of the basic spinning terms. There is also a good reading list at the end.
This is a miscellaneous series of photos with descriptions written below. I've included some novelty fibers to show what they are like. There is also a batch of hanging of skeins that show the color variation that is possible when different levels of grease are removed from the wool prior to dying.
This is a series of photos and a commentary about a set of Norse clothing that I designed from photos that Mistress Gunhilda had of her trips to the Hedeby Museum in Germany. Since the time was short, I enlisted the aid of many Mooneschadeen who love Gunhilda to help me with the work.
I did a strip of embroidery mimicing the Bayeux Tapestry; wool thread couched and stem stitched on linen. The thread I spun for this project had to be quite fine, and to make sure it was sturdy and even enough, I plied it.
This project was spun entirely on drop spindle. HL Gwennan of House Windbourne wove it into a tabbard. I left the wool its natural color. Unaware that almost all medieval weaving was done with singles (see Threads of Information above), I plied all the thread.
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