53680Tudor food and a TOTAL SUBJECT CHANGE to Spinning thread.
- May 3, 2006
>For the most part I agree with you, when oil become $5000 a barrel and we
> I think it's a shame that we sanitize things so much. When
> you're that far removed from the process, you can't appreciate what
> goes into things.
all have to walk to work and grow our own food, nothing, I mean NOTHING will
keep me from my hamburger addiction, even if I have to raise the burger
myself from a calf.
And actually, I really like the idea of getting my eggs from the backyard.
Maybe it's the food puppetering that is making me wierd...
**** SUBJECT CHANGE because we are getting off topic ****
My girlfriend spins her own wool thread. She is more into spinning and
making of yarn then the actual weaving of garments. We were talking about
how most Medievals wore the same outfit day in and day out until they were
literally falling apart and NEEDED to be replaced. Now back in the day, the
middle classes could buy a new outfit once in a while I suppose, and the
poorer classes had to weave and sew new clothes them selves. I was talking
about what they did with the old clothes and made rags and such, but my
girlfriend suggested that if it was a rarer material or an unusual color of
dye they probably did thread reclaimation and spun up and wove all new
I found that idea facinating and I was wondering if there was any evidence
to this in any of the surviving records. I occurs to me this could be the
main source of all the crazy linen/wool blends we keep reading about but
have difficulty defining.
Any thoughts? Information? Web links out there?
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