Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Curious Spinster. The Spinster Encounters Etsy. The Terrified Spinster.

The Curious Spinster (May 27, 2014)

The archaeological world is packed full of spindle whorl finds: weights designed to make wooden spindle sticks turn well. But, these whorl finds have very little to whirl around, so to speak. Spindle stick finds are very very rare. They soon rot away over the centuries.
Before 1200 CE, those missing spindles created all the thread in the world.
That is what the curious spinster intends to explore.
This blog is about the missingspindle.

The Spinster Encounters Etsy (June 14th, 2014)
To spread medieval spindle technology, the Spinster made medieval spindle sticks and medieval whorls for her students.  But the time came to sell online with Etsy.  Becoming a small business was not a small thing.  But, after much hand-wringing and head scratching, the Etsy experience has begun. On June 14th, 2014, actually.

The Terrified Spinster (June 11, 2014)

The Spinster knew that removable spindle whorl ‘technology’ hasn’t been easily available. But jumping into the swirling waters of YouTube instruction was the most frightening experience. Even with the encouraging help of the intensely talented folks at, who painted her with makeup, insisted she bring all of her alternate Persona’s along, made her whirl the whorls, made her talk talk talk and appear in the Bookend, the Spinster was so terrified she couldn’t think, she couldn’t spindle spin her best. Painful but productive. The spindles spin, the whorls whirl on YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. And the whorls just keep on whirling!What a great bunch of videos you have made!