Winding up my naturally dyed silk yarns on reels is one of the things I have been doing these days besides writing. The spools are based on a 12th century find from London. It's the only reel find I know so far, I'd be happy to hear about other finds. Mikkel from the Danish blog Haandkraft made some really lovely reels loosely based on the same London find. In his post you will also find a photo of the original.
The yarns are, from foreground to background:
Redwood - Aurorasilk
Weld - dyed by Indra Ottich
Camomile - dyed by Indra Ottich
Madder - Aurorasilk
Cochineal - Aurorasilk
Madder - dyed by Indra Ottich
Redwood - dyed by Indra Ottich
I really like to use these yarns for making tassels and braids.
You can also see some late 14th - early 15th frilled veils in the background as well. Fragments of paper with parts of my catalogue are cluttering every table in the house!