It has been quite a spring and summer.
Full of spinning.
I was traveling in Finland amongst other places I visited the town where my Finnish grandmother grew up in, Kristinestad. It is now Finland's only Citta-Slow town. I span on the drop spindle on market square of Kristinestad during their knitting day June 8th. I totally forgot to photograph the event and am hoping to receive some pics sooner or later.
I also borrowed a spinning wheel, a traditional Finnish one from Hemslöjdsgården (handicraft place) in Kristinestad and went spinning on Bötombergen that is a hill that has remains of old cultures that seemed to use the place for worship or celebration. Now there is a ski lift operating in the winter. As Österbotten / Pohjanmaa is a flat area actually a former sea bed the Bötomberg hill is the highest peak by far with its 129 m.
Bötombergen are called Pyhävuroi in Finnish meaning sacred hill.
I also span on the Kvarnberget, in English Millhill, in Finnish Myllyvuori. There is a pretty old mill on the hill and I found the rotating spinning wheel going well with the rotating wings of the mill, even if the mill wings are stationary today.
My spinning was praise of the past, the nature and for a better future.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.