Judy Cataldo

The Art and Mistery of Spinning

The art of spinning fibers into thread is an ancient craft with a process that has changed only slightly over the millennia. Or has it? How has modern spinning influenced the way we think spinning was done in the 18th century?

This presentation will look at how the spinning technology of the 18th century differs from the modern craft, who in the 1700s was doing the spinning and how can we change our historic demonstrations to more accurately reproduce the spinning of thread.

Judy Cataldo (Judycat5@verizon.net and colonialspinningbee.blogspot.com), independent researcher. Has given period and modern spinning demonstrations at museums and historic sites.