After watching Aurica 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 tells us that these skein winders were present in every traditional home. They are a sort of old fashioned weaving accessories. Before weaving, she wraps weft thread on the flying shuttle bobbin, using her primitive ball and bobbin winders.
More, they were considered a sign of renewable energy, the succession of the four seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter. Therefore, the winder motif was often stitched on peasant blouses.
The peasants were producing all their clothes by hand, including the craft supplies and tools. With the development of the textile industry, many peasants have thrown away or burnt their tools.
Today, most of these primitive weaving tools can be seen in museums, but still they look interesting when in use.