Picture Friday: Sitting to Spin

This week’s picture is from the same 15th century French  manuscript as last week’s. This time it depicts a woman sitting down to spin. We all talk about how spinning was a constant, ladies would spin on the way to the market, feeding chickens etc. but a lot of my spinning is done in the evenings in front of the telly so I find myself sitting to spin a lot. I like how she appears to be resting her spindle on the ground to spin, as I sometimes do this too!

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How do you like to spin? Sitting, standing? Do you also sometimes rest your spindle against a surface?

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