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A yarn to spin

Watched this video on hand-spinning and weaving this morning. Really incredible to think about how much time went into a single piece of cloth. This is particularly fascinating when you think about Native American women, who used sphagnum moss for their menstrual cycles or diapering of babies and even on large wounds. When it was suggested that they use cloth instead, they were appalled (and for good reason!) The making of cloth took such enormous effort, skill, and time.