Woman spinning yarn at the Coast Salish village of Musqueam. Charles F. Newcombe, December 5, 1915. Direct duplicate negative. PN 83 – Royal BC Museum/BC Archives. Charles Newcombe took two, three of four photographs of C’elicia spinning mountain goat hair at Musqueam; only two have survived. C’elicia uses a spindle stick (a tapered rod) and a spindle whorl (the disc) to spin the hair into thick yarn. This yarn could then be used to weave a Salish blanket similar to the one she sits on.
Teaching Handwork - 3rd grade, river rocks as drop spindles
Spindle whorl and shaft with spun yarn. Found/Acquired Vancouver Island. (Americas,North America,Canada,British Columbia,Vancouver Island) Ethnic group Made by Northwest Coast Peoples. Acquisition date: 1861
Thunderbird whorl. The power of the wool worker. spindle whorl. salish.
Coast Salish spindle whorl, wood, frog, with shaft
She spins the threads of life, intricately weaving the fabric of existence, connecting beyond the realm of time & space, a cosmic dance flowing with universal rhythm...Thanks Michelle Snowdon for sharing
natural colored raw fleece for spinning or felting 1102. $36.00, via Etsy.
Worms! Ya, worms :-)
... and weaving
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apparently I need an angora rabbit - 5.00 for half an ounce of fiber...
I WANT this! and I have a 10% discount code...
I NEED this for drying my fleece and yarns...
My first spinning wheel - Jorgen Almass, Enderby BC Canada, 1976 marked 125th wheel. I purchased her for 140.00 in August 2011.
my second spinning wheel - Spin-Well from Sifton Manitoba Canada, 1934/1940. I purchased her for 95.00 in September 2011.