I’m always intrigued by the history of a thing.  The who, what, when, where of an object.  Unfortunately I HATE just straight facts…makes studying history a bit hard.  So when I thought about doing a historical outline on yarn I thought, why not use one of the five senses to showcase it.  So here ya go.. a brief outline of yarn in history around the world depicted visually!

Woman Spinning ca. 490 BC. Photo © Marie-Lan Nguyen

Wang Juzheng’s Spinning Wheel, ca. 1000 AD

Interior with an Old Woman at a Spinning Wheel by Esaias Boursse, 1667

Jacob Toorenvliet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 17th Century

By National Library of Ireland on The Commons (Thatched Cottage Uploaded by russavia) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons Circa 1900

Russian Woman Spinning Yarn by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, 1910

Spinner at Pickett Yarn Mill, ca. 1941

By Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons 2008

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QuirkyK here... The tireless eclectic speaker which may or may not include the occasional ah ha moment! I'm a clay addict, which typically produces wonky experiments. And if that isn't enough, I'm also an inquisitive, people loving, indie entrepreneur.
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