Reenactors Spinning

The following videos are of reenactors and modern crafters spinning using European distaff spinning techniques.

General Spinning Videos

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning discusses how she spins.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning discusses the three types of spinning.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning’s presentation at Queensland Living History Federation’s Annual Conference.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning demonstrates her earlier spinning.

Caroline of Hershey Fiber Arts demonstrates spinning flax

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning Spins at the Queensland Museum as part of their Medieval Power exhibit.

Cathelina of 15th century spinning shows how to spin with a belt distaff

Pimmie Schrool demonstrates spinning with a distaff and in-hand spindle

Riverrim demonstrates spinning from Distaff to Spindle.

Riverrim demonstrates spinning from a distaff to a hand spindle

ACMEFibers shows spinning with Russian ‘sit on’ distaff and spindle.

Edralis shows her spinning three weeks after beginning to learn.

Spinning Techniques

Cathelina of 15th century spinning shows how to dress your distaff with wool.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning shares how to fix a broken thread.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning Showes how to spin a spindle.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning shares a slow motion of her spinning.

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning shows a closeup of drafting.

Cathelina shows the difference between two different suspended techniques: drop spindle spinning and European distaff suspended spinning

Tool Reviews

Cathelina of 15th Century Spinning reviews a spindle from Hershey Fiber Arts

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