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the spinners above are drafting the fibers with one hand and turning the crank with the other.

Textile Tools: Medieval Images of Spinning Wheels

Woman spinning on the great or walking wheel. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London c. England The great wheel produced thread more quickly than the drop spindle, but the thread was.

a woodcut of jugglers on the road  from a broadside ballad c. 1450

Woodcut of jugglers on the road from a broadside ballad c. Note the multitasking of this spindle spinning woman while her man seems unencumbered.

A Woman Spinning (recto); A Woman Holding a Bundle (verso)  Giacomo Ceruti  (Italian, Milan 1698–1767 Milan)  Date: 18th century

A Woman Spinning, Giacomo Ceruti (Italian, Milan Milan) Date: century NOTE tie on sleeve

Mary spinning, a young Jesus winding the yarn off onto a Niddy-Noddy Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, Biblia pauperum (MS M.230). MS M.230 fol. 3v

Mary spinning, a young Jesus winding the yarn off onto a Niddy-Noddy Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, Biblia pauperum (MS MS fol. -- I am always fascinated by images of Mary spinning or knitting in medieval manuscripts

Fileuse d’une mosaïque romaine de Tabarka (Musée du Bardo, Tunis).

Fileuse d’une mosaïque romaine de Tabarka (Musée du Bardo, Tunis).

Medieval Multi-tasking: she's minding her market stall and winding yarn from her spindle onto a niddy-noddy. Morgan Library The Hours of Catherine of Cleves http://www.themorgan.org/collections/works/cleves/manuscript.asp?page=63

MS M.917/945, ff. 47v–48r

Medieval Multi-tasking: she's minding her market stall and winding yarn from her spindle onto a niddy-noddy. Morgan Library The Hours of Catherine of Cleves.

Ancient Images – Drop Spindles | You're History!

Ancient Images – Drop Spindles

http://images2.bridgemanart.com/cgi-bin/bridgemanImage.cgi/400wm.CND.0436710.7055475/173161.jpg

http://images2.bridgemanart.com/cgi-bin/bridgemanImage.cgi/400wm.CND.0436710.7055475/173161.jpg

WBLl Cod.brev.5 http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/digitale-sammlungen/seitenansicht/?id=4870_dlf%5Bid%5D=1447_dlf%5Bpage%5D=242

WBLl Cod.brev.5 http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/digitale-sammlungen/seitenansicht/?id=4870_dlf%5Bid%5D=1447_dlf%5Bpage%5D=242

Mendel Hausbuch, f. 166v, c. 1545: Jacob Schpensetzer. Showing an empty, half-finished and finished teasel cross. Source:  http://www.nuernberger-hausbuecher.de/75-Amb-2-317-166-v/data

In My Lady's Chamber: Teasels: a quick note w/add'l evidence of their use being mythic.

Sammelhandschrift - Lichtenthal 70, f.41r Schreibsprache: niederalemannisch Enth.: Vita Christi / Michael <de Massa>. Lektionar. Evangeliar. Elsässische Legenda aurea http://digital.blb-karlsruhe.de/blbhs/Handschriften/content/titleinfo/1162633

Sammelhandschrift - Lichtenthal 70, f.41r Schreibsprache: niederalemannisch Enth.: Vita Christi / Michael <de Massa>. Lektionar. Evangeliar. Elsässische Legenda aurea http://digital.blb-karlsruhe.de/blbhs/Handschriften/content/titleinfo/1162633

"Quand Adam bêchait et qu'Ève filait..." 				 Stèle de la cathédrale de Rouen (XIIIe s) 				     Moulage XIIIe siècle

"Quand Adam bêchait et qu'Ève filait..." Stèle de la cathédrale de Rouen (XIIIe s) Moulage XIIIe siècle

Mary spinning while a very young Jesus winds yarn off onto a niddy noddy, Upper Palatinate, 2nd (?) Quarter of the 15th Century. Munich BSB Clm 28141 -

Mary spinning while a very young Jesus winds yarn off onto a niddy noddy, Upper Palatinate, (?) Quarter of the Century.

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