Category Archive: Spinning

Glimpses of Textiles in Old Novels, Part Two

Eben Holden, A Tale of the North Country is a coming-of-age story set in the Lake Champlain area in the 1800s.  The story starts when the narrator, Willy, is 6 years old and… Continue reading

Glimpses of Textiles in Old Novels

The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner (1851) is the story of a young girl who is sent to live with an unwelcoming aunt, while her parents go to Europe hoping to return… Continue reading

A Field Trip and a WIP

A few days ago a friend and I met at a wonderful shop called Mohair and More, in New Waverly, Texas.  The shop is just a few minutes from the freeway, but the… Continue reading

A Medieval Love Story – with Carding and Spinning!

Here’s a little Valentine for all you textile and book aficionados! A few months ago, while researching for my post on a medieval herbal image, I came across some intriguing images of a… Continue reading

The Curious Case of the Mysterious Spinning Wheels

Last week I had to have oral surgery, and in between doses of pain medication, I reached for some light fiction from the public domain – three books that featured spinning wheels as… Continue reading