Russian supported spindles?
- Greetings to the list,
I have the opportunity to take a class next month on Russian supported
spinning in the Orenburg style (I'm also taking a class on Orneburg style
shawl knitting :) ) While I know the shawls are out of period, I was
wondering if anyone had done any digging on Russian spinning techniques?
Most everything I've run across are references to linen spinning, including
loads of images of distaffs. I'm looking for information of wool and goat
hair primarily. I'd also be interested if anyone has any info on Russian
paddle style carding combs and whether they are very modern or are an older
type. I know some carding combs had to be in use in the area-- after all
William of Rubrick mentions St. Blaise and his death by iron carding comb.
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