A Tool of the Spinner by EarthHart

A Tool of the Spinner

by EarthHart in Plant Kingdom

Dipsacus fullonum was used by Spinners in the early days, in the preparation of the wool for spinning, and it's from that action the plant got its common name.

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  • Submitted:Aug 21st, 2013
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  • Date Created:Aug 21st, 2013
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  • JurgenDoe


    wonderful and great b/w capture .. yeah yeah the good old times

    Aug 23rd Reply Subscriber
  • barfischer


    yes, we use the same name for the plant and the tool for the wool....., the carder..... or, in modern times, the carding machine.....
    your capture relates wonderfully to this synonym..... wonderful b/w !!! love it !

    Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply
    • EarthHart


      We call it the Teasel, as the spinners would 'tease' the wool, an Old English word..
      Many thanks for the favour, m'deer

      Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • barfischer


      tease..... is this word not also used for a not kind action to somebody..... as 'comb' the hair is not always very lovely.... and to tease the wool is kind of 'comb'....... we say 'kard' the wool.... thank you Will..... i love this word bridges... and to get to know of such bridges is most interesting.....
      you are most welcome, dear

      Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply
    • EarthHart


      Yes, it is. And there's 'to tease out' information as well

      Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply Subscriber
  • buggs38


    superbe !

    Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply
  • Lhianne


    thank you for showing this shot, it's really interesting in combination with the comment

    Aug 22nd, 2013 Reply