In this Masterclass I will learn you how to spin linen. It is a simple masterclass and you can join without having any knowledge. It is fun and easy. I will also learn you how to twine after spinning. The yarn that we spin in this master will be used for the production of handwoven cleaning towels that we produce here in Textielfabrique.
The first trade in the world was twined thread. With this strong rope humans were able to move big things like stone. Twining is the oldest textile technique in the world. Originally done by rubbing two threads over your thigh with your hand. Two wires twisted around each other are much stronger than a single wire. A wire or, in the case of slightly thicker material, a rope. The twine. The first commodity in the world I guess. The word trade still refers to threads. With strong wire you can also connect layers (skins, fabric) together so that something thicker and stronger is created. A horse saddle or a winter coat. But that is about sewing or quilting. Look for the masterclass Quilting/ Sashiko if you want to know more. To twine also means to create something juicy! Something that is wanted.
Old English spinnan (transitive) “draw out and twist fibers into thread,” strong verb (past tense spann, past participle spunnen), from Proto-Germanic *spenwan (source also of Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *spen-wo-, suffixed form of root *(s)pen- “to draw, stretch, spin.”Intransitive senses of “to form threads from fibrous stuff; to twist, writhe” developed in late Old English. Transitive sense of “cause to turn rapidly” is from 1610s; intransitive meaning “revolve, turn around rapidly” first recorded 1660s. Meaning “attempt to influence reporters’ minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it” seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; as in spin doctor, first attested 1984.
“strong thread made from twisted strands,” Old English twin “double thread,” from Proto-Germanic *twiznaz “double thread, twisted thread” (source also of Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn “twine, thread”), from PIE root *dwo- “two.”
“to twist strands together to form twine,” c. 1300, from twine (n.) and probably also from Old Norse tvinna “to double.” Sense of “to twist around something” (as twine does) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Twined; twining.
One of my favorite artists also likes to twine se more here: Ask Marcel