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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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I have bags! Paper bags! They are white. They are cheap. They are flimsy. They are not very large… and they come in large quantities only. Those large quantities are subdivided into packs of 100 each, neatly threaded onto a … Continue reading

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One of the recurring questions about my spindle sticks, especially from modern spinners, is “Why don’t they have a hook?” followed by “why don’t they have a notch?” and “how do you fix the yarn without hook or notch?” Finds … Continue reading

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