an artists' view

an artists' view

Friday, 18 March 2011

Whitby Museum

On the left are spindle whorls, in a range of materials, ranging from bone, shell, pebbles and clay. On the right are loom weights, to hold down the warp and weft of fabric woven back in the neolithic age. From Whitby Museum; that treasure trove of interesting finds. The next visit I make to the seaside, I'll be looking out for a holed stone. Have a play with making my own spindle whorl to attempt spinning some thread/wool. Lots of inspiration from the 1970's book I found in Pickering!

1 comment:

  1. My friend Tracey-Jane has very kindly lent me her wooden spindle, and donated me a bag of wool 'tops' to experiment with! I'll soon be able to get cracking with that!


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