When I spun today instead of watching Scandal or something on Netflix (how is season two of Daredevil?) I watched this 30 minute film from 1978 about spinning in Donegal Ireland. Have you seen it? There’s a bit about sheep, a chunk about prepping wool and spinning on a great wheel and a bit about natural dyeing, particularly with lichen.
It is fascinating and I’m surprised how much is packed into a half an hour. I will never whine about wanting the newest, shiniest spinning tools again, these women got it all done with tools their mother’s used and just the basic tools at that.
Give it a watch and tell me what was interesting to you!