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Area B blog, late April 2010; courtesy Tim "Badger" Wolter
Topic Started: Apr 29 2010, 12:14 PM (499 Views)
HelenG
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Hi Badger

Glad to hear you made it across the pond and that you are finding more than cobbles.

Not sure about that definition of a spindle whorl though.

As I understand it a spindle whorl is a perfectly circular object with a whole dead centre and was used with a stick through it for drop-spinning. (see first two attachments)

Weights for holding down loose ends of yarn while weaving (loom-weights) are sometimes the same shape but do not have to be so perfectly round and balanced. Sometimes they triangular or just large pebbles (see attachments 3 and 4).

Either way, a cobble with a hole in it is a lot better to find than one without.

Helen
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Attachments: loom_weights.jpg (142.81 KB)
Edited by HelenG, Apr 30 2010, 02:21 PM.
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