Simplicity...

While looking for a support spindle that is good for spinning short fibers such as cotton and cashmere I ran across this photo on Pinterest that stopped me in my tracks.


Although this woman lives simply and has no fancy tools to work with she is making beautiful yarn.  Made me think about how much junk I have been convinced I need to make beautiful fiber and how much money has been wasted!  When really all one needs is the basics...

Comments

Quinn said…
I'm thinking of making a Navajo-style spindle to try - may be easier for my thumbs to skip the flick motion and roll the spindle against my leg. We shall see! Thank goodness for youtube :)
Debbie said…
Beautiful picture! And yes, it does bring it home of what we truly need...there is a lot to be said for sticking with the basics. Thanks so much for sharing.
Very neat picture. I wonder what those dishes of stones are for.
xx, Carol
knettycraft said…
It is good to be reminded in how simple ways things can be done, how less is needed .... and how much we are wasting with all our material overload... never being satisfied. IN german we call that: "Complaining on a high level". Thank you for sharing.
Mereknits said…
She says after selling me a new loom!
Hugs,
Meredith
zooperson said…
Isn't that for sure. I know I am guilty of having every gadget imaginable for quilting when my Grandma made beautiful, beautiful quilts with just a sissors, needle and thread. Complaining on a high level is the perfect description. Thank you for the reminder.
kathyinozarks said…
sometimes less is really more
Jules Woolford said…
I think we are all guilty of this! Certainly since I have been simplifying my tools and equipment I think more carefully about accumulating more stuff - but it's quite hard sometimes when we see yet another new product or innovation!
As Kathy said, less is more isn't it! xx
Bronwyn said…
We seem to always need more stuff - but do we really?? Your photo is the perfect testament to buy less and make do with more!