On the morning of June 20th I and my friend Eva Wickoholm-Ekman went to this hill Kittelberget, in Svartå / Mustio, Southern Finland. The previous day it had been sunny and we had hoped it would prevail but alas, no. The hill isn't very tall I don't know how tall. perhaps 60 m, but it is one of the higher ones around there.
The original plan had been to go to Bytesberget, which name is related to Bötombergen that I span on in Kristinesta. These name indicate a sacred place for worship or celebration.
But Eva suggested this one instead. At the base of the hill there are some kettles, kittlar in Swedish, remains from the end of the Ice age that ended around 10000 years ago, when the glaciers melted and there was water running on the rocks turning stones that ground the kettles or holes in the bedrock.
It wasn't an easy spin. It rained and drizzled and I was wet and the goat hair that I was spinning was damp. But I still managed to spin some thread. Eva did her part of the excursion and photographed the deed.
Another friend of mine, Teija Seppä lent me her spinning wheel that originated from her grandmother.
Thanks to good friends I can continue praising the good things of the past, present and future and nature itself.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art from Winchester School of Art.