I have been spinning on my dropspindle. I use what is called a top whorl spindle. That is the type we use in Iceland and probably have since the settlement in the 800's. I have this idea abut spinning outdoors. It is fun and soothing. It is something that women have done for ages as it was the women's task and it was not always done indoors, the weather permitting. I thought it was right to spin in front of an old building all grey from the elements and praising the past. As far as I am concerned we are the past. Think about skills, genes, heritage and evolution. We didn't just pop out of our mothers' wombs
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Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.