Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sometimes... it makes you go "argh".

There is that article that I am writing (or, rather, re-writing according to the suggestions made by the reviewers). It's about, who would have thought it, the never-ending spinning experiment. And it is driving me nuts.

Why? Well, for one thing, I am trying really hard to get some proper plots out of the thing. Which, according to my instructions and due to the help of a lovely person who knows R should be no problem... but my modules keep crashing, not reacting, or not giving me the results I need.

And then there's the citations. I have read in gazillions of publications that "thick yarn is made with heavy spindles"... and of course I did not take that as a note. And now I need to add a few more references to this, and it seems I cannot find them anymore. This is probably due to the fact that many of these books or articles were quite basic, or not typical scientific reference literature - but it makes it not easier to re-find them. So I will be shamelessly blegging:
Do you know a book (preferably something like a beginner's guide) or an (archaeological) article about hand-spindles and hand-spinning where heavy spindles are linked to thick(er) yarns? Please tell me in the comments. That would be really helpful.


Harma said...

Respect the Spindle, Abby Franquemont, page 20:
By and large, very light spindles are well suited to spinning very fine yarn, and overly heavy spindles tend to do better with thicker yarn.

Anonymous said...

Das Gewicht der Spindel wirkt sich auf die spinnbare Fadendicke aus. In der Tendenz spinnt man feine Fäden eher mit leichten Spindeln, für das Spinnen von groben Fäden benutzt man dagegen schwere Spindeln. In: Ulrike Claßen-Büttner, Spinnst Du? Na klar? (Isenbrunn 2009), Seite 53.

LG Bea

Anonymous said...

Vergleich der mit unterschiedlich schweren Spinnwirteln erreichbaren Fadenstärken beim Verspinnen von Wolle. Die Abbildung auf S. 63 in Karina Grömer: Prähistorische extilkunst in Mitteleuropa Wien 2010


a stitch in time said...

Thank you a lot! That did help...