Of course the art therapist in me loves her description of the universal quality of the spiral as a "cosmic gesture of creation": the view of the earth from space, the spiral on the back of our heads, and how that translates to spinning. Art therapy also focuses on the meditative aspect of repetitive work. Mandalas are useful for tapping into that mindspace too. Anyway, I couldn't say it any better, so I'll just let you watch the video. This is Renate Hiller of Fibercraft Studio in Chestnut Ridge, New York. And she's lovely.
Please visit her website. It's also lovely.
"Today, more than ever, the crafts have the mission to reconnect the human being to the Earth and her substances, bring healing to the senses and soul, and foster the creative capacities of the human being." ~ Renate Hiller