Venus de Milo as a spinner illustrated- Need to read this more thoroughly. Other experts on the statue believe the right arm was down the front of the torso, as if grasping her robe at the hips and the left arm was lifted holding an apple.
AnneLiese's Fibers and Stuff - Spinning Index
The Fates - "And there were another three who sat round about the throne of Hades at equal intervals, each one on her throne, the Moirai (Fates), daughters of Ananke, clad in white vestments with filleted heads, Lakhesis, and Klotho, and Atropos, who sang in unison with the music of the Seirenes, Lakhesis singing the things that were, Klotho the things that are, and Atropos the things that are to be."
"Quand Adam bêchait et qu'Ève filait..." Stèle de la cathédrale de Rouen (XIIIe s). Moulage XIIIe siècle.
http://youtu.be/vS8eEFyR5a0 - spinning wool in Tebilhão, Portugal