I’m spinning wool with a stone spindle. This tool has been used probably for more than 30,000 years. And when we twist fibers into yarn we are actually creating a spiral. And the spiral is a cosmic gesture of creation.
This short interview features Renate Hille, co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Here, Hille quickly and eloquently ties together a lofty and romanticized fiber-centric philosophy to the intimate core of those who participate in the craft.