Saturday 16 September 2023

Spinning yarn

Here is another photograph of an exhibit that caught my attention during our recent visit to the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam. It is a painting, dating from 1529, of a young lady at her spinning wheel. 

I have a number of smallholding friends who process yarn from the fleeces of their own sheep and turn them into marvellous end products. This is not something we have embarked upon ourselves, although it does impress me. 

I imagine all crafters using yarns and fabrics are just as serene as this lady when working on their own projects. 

by Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574)

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