Add here your opinion, experience, and knowledge about the crafts connected to the traditional costumes of various countries and ethnic groups. Embroidery, weaving, applique, knitting, quilting, openwork, tie-dye, braiding, leathercraft, etc. Don’t forget about the photos to visualize your story.
Vintage spinning wheels. The one on the left is from the 19th century (this design is pretty widespread) and the one on the right is from the early 20th century (it’s a unique custom-made wheel).
Vintage wooden tool used for crimping the yarn. This item is used to separate plant fibers (linen or hemp) from stems before spinning the yarn. The top stick is lifted and linen or hemp stems are beaten with it and pulled through the gap. It is a very simple but effective tool. Although, it takes a lot of time to produce the yarn this way.
Various bone knitting needles, replicas of medieval tools used to knit socks, mitts, scarves, and other accessories in the Middle Ages. The technique is called “naalbinding” or “needle-binding”. The needles are stored tucked in leather strips. Also, you can see a sock made by the needle-binding technique. Interesting fact about needle-binding is that it doesn’t unravel when you pull at the thread, like knitted items do.
Old wooden tools for making yarn, the 19th – early 20th century. People used them to turn fibers into yarn and to prepare the yarn for spinning. It was a hard work to make clothes 100-150 year ago.
Centuries-old spinning and weaving tools. They’re wooden, handmade, and truly charming. These are two spindles, a few combs for the yarn, a flying shuttle for a loom, and a special tool for tablet weaving.
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