Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Finding the goddess within

A friend of mine makes these incredible spindles known as phangs. She created a series of Goddess ones and here is mine. She is made from Birch and is Saule.
In Baltic myth, Saule is the life-affirming sun goddess, whose numinous presence is signed by a wheel or a rosette. She spins the sunbeams. The Baltic connection between the sun and spinning is as old as spindles of the sun-stone-amber, that have been uncovered in burial mounds.
SaulÄ— is one of the most powerful deities, the goddess of life and fertility, warmth and health. She is patroness of the unfortunate.


She is going to be treasured for years to come.  I LOVE spindle spinning -I entered 4 skeins at Fingerlakes sheep and wool festival and won! Best Spinde Spun Skein, Best of the Blues (which comes with a GC from Spinners Hill (Lisa's mom makes the nicest batts for her so I know what I'm getting!!!!) 2 -2nd places and a third place ribbon as well. Very thrilling for this spinner!!!!

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