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Archive for August 10, 2020

Art of the Deal


Recent news: Congress is at an impasse over relief package and the fearless leader proclaims executive order. Some deal? What deal? You deal? Yeah! It’s all fake news!


Historical: spinning

Big wheel? Walking spinning wheel. Great wheel. Used as early as the 14th century, it’s more of a curiosity among spinners nowadays. I have seen few in use while many are simply display pieces. Not ours! Colleen has been determined to make ours go. And so, she did. And It works! And she spun up a pern (bobbin)… a few. Why? Because she can. It adds history and brings back skill that is being lost to the lure of modern life. This venerable tool was once a major source of yarn that got spun into fabric that was made into…