Friday, February 16, 2007

What is a reel? Slight correction....


Thanks to Amelia for a slight correction on one of the spinning terms. A reel is not necessarily circular; it was used to wind skeins on. Modern-day reels are called skein winders -- because you wind your yarn from the bobbin onto the skeinwinder to make a skein of yarn. I'm still trying to think about the images and just what Taylor was saying. Knowing a little about spinning and weaving terms helps.

1 comment:

Amber Benton said...

Beth, I think this is the same thing as a niddy noddy which is what David made for me for my birthday. It is used to wind a skein and count yardage...not positive, though. I LOVE this poem and want to dig into it!