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There’s a lot of wonderful colleagues in my field (and it’s a small field, so you get to know most of them after a while). One of them is Eva Andersson Strand, who has been doing textile archaeology for a … Continue reading

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The new spindle whorls have arrived, and they are lovely! While I make the hand-formed whorls myself, I have a professional potter who throws the whorls for me, after “inspirational pictures” of finds of spindle whorls that I send him. … Continue reading

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After showing you the dead whorls yesterday, it’s probably time to also show you the survivors – so here’s part of the yield, hanging out in a basket and feeling decorative: By now, the whorls have all been weighed and … Continue reading

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The spindle whorl firing is done – so now I have plenty of hand-formed spindle whorls again. This time around, there are some decorated ones, and quite a few of these are formed after actual examples from prehistoric finds. Though, … Continue reading

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I’m off to the Nadelwelt – in case you are going there, you can find me and Margit at booth F2.3, just like in the last years. I haven’t managed to fire the next batch of spindle whorls before the … Continue reading

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More apples. Well, to be precise: One apple. Remember the post about choosing whorl weights a few days ago? You can now also find that post on my main page, both in English and in German, as part of the … Continue reading

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“What whorl weight should I choose?” is one of the questions I get very frequently – and as with so many questions, there is no single clear answer. In my experience, whorl weight and spindle weight are a very personal … Continue reading

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