Almaz has worked at Sabahar since 2014. When Sabahar buys hand spun thread from women throughout Addis Ababa, it comes in small cones of thread. Hand spun thread produced on drop spindles naturally forms these cones. However, it is impossible to dye the thread like this. Sabahar transfers the thread from cone to hank in order to dye it. Almaz's job is to make the thread into hanks. She does that by using a traditional instrument made simply out of wood and recycled tires.