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Medieval Crafts, Textile Art, Fiber Art, Hand Weaving, Spinning, Knots, Fingers, Lace, Embroidery

Spindle whorl. Telemark, Norway (Kulturhistorisk museum)

Spindle whorl. Telemark, Norway (Kulturhistorisk museum)

“Two Highland women spinning and carrying water” (Photo: Paul Traeger, ca. 1910).

“Two Highland women spinning and carrying water” (Photo: Paul Traeger, ca.

Drop spindle found in Center of Hamburg  Date	between circa 1100 and circa 1300 (Medieval)  Medium wood and clay - drop spindles were used on a daily basis by the working class as the method for spinning thread for many centuries. The spinning wheel did not arrive in Europe until the late middle ages.

Handspindel Drop spindle found in Center of Hamburg Date between circa 1100 and circa 1300 (Medieval) Medium wood and clay Archäologisches Museum Hamburg