Three Fates Spinning & Weaving
Spinning and weaving are ancient arts, the tools hardly changed over the years. The Greeks told of the Moirai, the Three Fates, sisters who managed the destiny of humans and gods alike. Clotho spun the thread of life, Lachesis measured how long it would be, and Atropos cut it in death. Often the sisters were illustrated as a maiden, mother and and crone.
Here we see Clotho the spinner taking fibre from her distaff and spinning it onto a hand held spindle. Lachesis, the measurer or the 'allotter' has a ball of spun yarn which she is winding onto a reel, and Atropos, the fearsome cutter takes the thread of life and cuts it at a certain time and in a certain way.
At Bee Glade Farm I spin wool into yarn and weave blankets and scarves. Fibres are silk, bamboo, cotton wool, some acrylic, silk, alpaca, mohair... I also hand dye many of the fibres...