After we dove into the creative world of traditional fiber arts while watching textile artisan Manoilă Aurica loom weaving a Romanian blouse, her primitive skein winder caught my attention.
I like every old tool, especially weaving tools, and I’m impressed to see them put to work again. Aurica says that skein winders were present in every traditional home. They are a sort of old fashioned weaving accessories. Before weaving, she wraps weft thread on a shuttle bobbin, using her primitive ball and bobbin winders.
By 1990, rural people were producing all their clothes by hand, including the craft supplies and tools. With the development of the textile industry, many peasants have abandoned their old ways and tools. Today, most of these weaving tools can be seen in museums, but still they look interesting when in use.