Next up on the spindle, 150g grams of the most sumptuous “black” Jacob fleece. Impossible to do it justice with my iPhone, but it’s spinning up into a rich, dark chocolate brown a lovely hint of cinnamon to it. Happiness!
Also got me thinking of the common phrases which come from textile production. “Cutting the apron strings” from weaving, for example… One way of attaching the warp is using a string to tie knotted warp ends to the apron rod. Cutting those strings signals a completed project.
Or, pictured here, “not much cop” and “a fair cop” respectively! A cop being the build-up of spun wool wrapped about the spindle shaft.
I’d love to know what other similar terms are attributable to the process!