missingspindle

Historical spindle, whorl and distaff re-creations

Ithaca, New York | 204 Sales

missingspindle

Historical spindle, whorl and distaff re-creations

Ithaca, New York 204 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   I am excited to be back at my Lathe after a long hiatus and healing with more Historical Spindles/Distaffs/distaves. I apologize to all who contacted me with what they would like from my shop. I have been unable to respond to specific requests and am sorry for that. The reality is that I only produce one-of-a-kind spindles/distaves from recycled materials. I have to accept that this is me and my working method/pace. My blog (missingspindle.blogspot.com) is helpful in learning how to use these spindles. My YouTube channel URLs: Easy find: search Youtube for 'missingspindle' or go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U These 14 videos will help you to bring back a lost technique! Happy Historical spinning-

Lois Swales

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2017

I am excited to be back at my Lathe after a long hiatus and healing with more Historical Spindles/Distaffs/distaves. I apologize to all who contacted me with what they would like from my shop. I have been unable to respond to specific requests and am sorry for that. The reality is that I only produce one-of-a-kind spindles/distaves from recycled materials. I have to accept that this is me and my working method/pace. My blog (missingspindle.blogspot.com) is helpful in learning how to use these spindles. My YouTube channel URLs: Easy find: search Youtube for 'missingspindle' or go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U These 14 videos will help you to bring back a lost technique! Happy Historical spinning-

Lois Swales

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Spinsters in Need! Putting Historical Spindles into the Hands of Curious Spinsters

I'm an Independent Researcher who loves recreating yarn and textiles 'old style'. 15 years ago, I couldn't find the right medieval spindle to spin on. It was missing! I began making re-created historical spindles & whorls for myself and my students. I enjoy hand turning and hand carving recycled wood, squishing clay, and looking for just the right rock to help my textile research whirl from book page to hand. Etsy helps me get these historically-inspired spindles and whorls into the hands of spinster re-enactors, demonstrators, and teachers. I've created instructional videos for spinsters unfamiliar with the removable whorl to help use Viking and medieval spindles. Click on "Shop Website" to go to my missingspindle Youtube videos or search YouTube directly for 'missingspindle'.

As I continue to make a variety of historically-based wooden spindle sticks and mate them with removable whorls in many different weights and shapes, I am learning more and more about what ancient spinsters experienced as they spun wool (and flax) from early childhood until their old age. My students and customers help in this research by bravely trying these copies of ancient styles and giving feedback on their reactions and insights on these textile tools. The bottom line: sometimes the Medieval Way is the Best Way!!!!!!!!
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Last updated on June 10, 2014
I began making re-created historical spindles & whorls for my self and my students when I couldn't find accurate examples to buy. I enjoy sourcing recycled wood, squishing clay, and looking for just the right rock to help the textile research whirl from page to hand. Etsy helps me get these historical copies into the hands of spinster re-enactors, demonstrators, and teachers. I've created instructional videos for spinsters unfamiliar with the removable whorl to help use medieval techniques. Please contact me if you have difficulty with a purchase and I'll be glad to work out the difficulty.

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