About Carey Fleiner
- I learnt embroider, knit, and crochet whilst still in single digits, and I has been spinning and weaving for about 30 years.
- I have exhibited award-winning work in many fibre shows mainly in the United States including the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
- As an historian of Classical history (University of Winchester) I am keen on the history of spinning and weaving, especially in Classical Antiquity, and have given public talks on sheep, wool production, and wool in Classical culture and society.
- Craftswork focuses on long-draw wool spinning, Wool-combing, Working with exotic fibres, Nalbinding
* History of textiles, especially woolwork in the Roman period (I am a Senior Lecturer in Roman History at the University of Winchester) * Cotton spinning on the charka * Long-draw wool spinning
Public Talks on Textiles and Roman History
- “She spun well”: Roman women spinning, weaving, & making wool’
- Sheep & wool in the Classical world
- More to come – bespoke talks on the history and mythology of spinning, weaving, and dyeing in the Classical world/from Ancient sources negotiable within reason