Then I had a wonderful gift through the mail, from a Ravelry friend.
Thank you so much, Pat!!!
Also in the the photo is an Andina small spindle from Stringtopia and a copy of a book Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage-also from Stringtopia. I have been having fun working on a low whorl spindle again. I have been having even more fun finding out that I can spin cotton, since the last time I tried it was not a good experience. I LOVE spinning cotton and really really really want a Charkha to spin some more cotton.
One last thing, I have been pondering over how people all over the world in all sorts of cultures make things and develop techniques and I can't get over that hands are hands all over the world. It has been repeating through my mind recently. I learned to knit socks from my great aunt-she spoke only German and I spoke only English and yet I learned from her hands, she showed me and at times grabbed my hands directly and it is only now that I am realizing what a powerful tool and repository of knowledge hands can be.