Friday, September 19, 2008

More on historic fiber arts

BibliOdyssey continues dish out the fiber images. Today it features several illustrations from Kurtzweil (1550), by Jörg Wickram (~1505-1562). One includes a niddy-noddy. I'd love to know what the poem illustrated by this woodcut says. I'll look into it, then add the translation if I can.

UPDATE: A kind friend was able to offer a summary -- "The gist of it is that someone is telling some guy to help with 'winding thread & yarn', saying that it will not hurt his honor/reputation to do so. ("Just do it. It won't kill ya," as my mom would've said.)"

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