Today's prompt is two-fold.
I have always been interested in learning how things were done in the past. I learned to tat, knit and crochet from my grandma. I learned to sew from my mom,
along with lots of old-fashioned cooking secrets.
Then a member of the Yahoo Sketchbook Group, Anna, offered some wool. Five bags full arrived over the weekend.
My sister lived outside Brighton, Colorado and I remember how excited she was when she called to tell me about her spinning wheel. She had Nubian goats and also some sheep and also tried spinning dog hair. I don't know if she succeeded in that.
I want to try this wool but don't have a clue where to start. I want to feel and hear what it was like for my ancestors who spun. It must be a very relaxing job. I've found some videos to watch but first I need to learn more about my particular wheel. Can anybody help? Does somebody have instructions for this spinning wheel they could copy for me or tell me where to order them?
Have you carried on any traditions? Are there still people around you could learn from? Are there some you could teach yourself like my sister did, and I now hope to do, with the spinning?
These things are so important. We all should work to keep them alive.
BTW, Anna also sent me some goat soap. It is lovely. You can find her here.