As readers of this blog know, I collect postcards, and one of my themes is postcards relating to weaving, spinning, and dyeing. My friend Bettina of Woolly Bits – in the west of Ireland – recently sent me a few cards to add to my collection. Thank you Bettina.
The cards are from the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, near Castlebar in County Mayo. A wonderful museum if you ever have a chance to visit.
the caption on this card is Spinning and Carding Wool, but as Bettina has pointed out, this caption is incorrect. Only one person is spinning and the other person is beating flax, I think. Is that retting?