1) The tools are used together.
2) Women have used them to produce clothes, bed coverings, rugs, wall hangings, tents and even sails for ships.
3) Your mother's side of your family is called the "distaff side." Look up this term to help you in your research.
4) These tools were so commonly used by Roman women, that a well known poet, Catullus, in 54 B.C. wrote a poem about them. The poem names the tools and describes how they were used. Read it, and then name the tools. Can you figure out how they work?
Their hands duely plied the eternal task.
At intervals a gentle touch was given
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