Spinning Wheels

Yarn spinning is the act of drawing out fibers (drafting) and adding twist to make yarn. You can make yarn on a simple tool like a drop spindle [link] or you can use a spinning wheel. Spinning wheels have been in use for thousands of years and have evolved over time to adapt to the needs of the spinner. A spinning wheel typically has a large wheel that is either turned by hand or with a foot treadle. A drive band from the larger wheel turns a smaller wheel that is connected to a bobbin/flyer assembly in a pulley system, inserting twist into the yarn as the spinner drafts fiber. The yarn is then pulled onto the bobbin for storage as it is spun. A yarn spinning wheel is a magical tool, and so much fun for spinners to learn how to use.

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