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Learn to spin – Central Asia project

By |2018-04-18T21:28:33-07:00June 11th, 2017|Central Asia, Clothing, Crafts|

Aztec woman spinning with a supported spindle (Codex Mendoza, 1520s AD) If you want to check out spinning for yourself, start by spinning some long grass on your own leg. Just pick some long grass (at least six inches makes it easier), take five or six blades and lay them side by side, [...]

History of spinning – Hand spindles

By |2018-04-18T21:28:32-07:00June 8th, 2017|Africa, Clothing|

Hand spindles with whorls Spinning has probably been around almost as long as people have. Every group of people known on earth at least knows how to pick some long grass or animal hair (or some of their own hair) and roll it back and forth along their leg or between their hands [...]