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Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 am
by sofiya
Vintage sewing machine set up for machine embroidery. German Museum of Technology in Berlin
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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:56 am
by sofiya
Viking fiddlestick with a soapstone whorl on it. A spinning tool used by the Viking females. The 9th century. Reconstruction
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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:28 am
by sofiya
Viking traditional distaff for spinning
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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:23 am
by sofiya
German vintage knitting machine from the Museum of Technology in Berlin.
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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:35 pm
by sofiya
Scottish drop spindle called “dealgan”.
So, what identifies it? They basically have 4 rather unique features. And the first thing is the cone shape or the tapered shape. The next thing is – at the top they have a very small knob, all of them do. On the bottom, a very identifying feature, they have a cross cut into the bottom. But the oldest surviving example we know of has a cross that basically is sculpted to look almost like the top of a bone or an animal's paw pads. And it really does facilitate the use of the cross when you are tensioning the yarn before spinning.
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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 am
by sofiya
Vintage spinning and weaving tools. Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, the 19th-20th century. Here you can see spindles, a shuttle, combs for yarn, and other tools. Also, there’s linen fibers and homespun yarn.

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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:54 am
by sofiya
Vintage spinning wheel and a skein of natural fibers (hard to tell if it’s linen or hemp fibers). Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. Vinnytsia Regional Museum of Local History

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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:22 am
by sofiya
Wooden comb and two handmade spindles used for spinning the yarn. By the way, they lie on a coarse hand-woven cloth.

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Re: Tools and machinery used in folk crafts

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:51 am
by sofiya
Cased thimble, 1896, Chester, United Kingdom. Elegant sewing tool.
In some countries (for example, Scandinavian countries), a sewing kit that included a thimble was worn attached to the belt of the traditional attire. It was a small accessory to the folk dress.

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