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Domestic Woollen Industry and Weaving in the Colne Valley
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A Treadle Spinning Wheel

A treadle spinning wheel, used to spin the carded fleece into yarn. Spinning was a skilled but slow process and often about eight spinsters were needed to supply enough yarn for just one clothier.


Image: © Colne Valley Museum