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Friday, June 12, 2009

Plying in Ancient Egypt

This drawing was copied from a 4,000 year old Egyptian tomb. I'm glad to see that some things never change - like putting two balls of yarn into separate bowls or jars in order to ply.

At the time this tomb was built the Egyptians only had linen and wool to work with - no cotton. Men who held positions of authority wore a white, pleated linen skirt to signify their importance. Neckties had not yet been invented.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I'm gonna grab this photo and put a link to your text on our 'wannabee spinners' group if that's ok with you!