Sewing and Weaving

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583. Sewing and Weaving

  1. Arachne skilled weaver; changed into spider for challenging Athena to weaving contest. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 27]
  2. Athena goddess of spinning and weaving. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 45]
  3. Marner, Silas hand-loom weaver who comes, friendless, to Raveloe. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 930]
  4. Penelope weaves shroud for 20 years, unraveling it each night. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ]
  5. Prynne, Hester ostracized, sewing becomes her daily preoccupation. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter ]
  6. Rumpelstiltskin dwarf who spun gold from straw to help imprisoned girl. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Rumpelstiltskin ]
  7. Weavers, The depicts plight of Silesian weavers. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 1078]