Tasha Tudor Spinning was the first paying job women had (16th century). Prior to the invention of the spinning wheel, they could only be supported by a man or family member. Spinning wheels made it so they could earn their own living - many women no longer needed to marry - thus the term "spinster" has described an un-married woman. I admire them greatly!
Habetrot is the Celtic Goddess of Spinning and Healing. She is able to spin wool into garments in an instant, and the clothes that she makes give the wearer immunity from all disease. In fairy tales, she is depicted with an extended lower lip, which she got from wetting the wool as she spun it.
Hand carved, exquisite, triple flier, walnut and ebony spinning wheel. Spinning wheels cause me to swoon. Especially pretty ones like this.
Jolda’s bicycle powered drum carder gives farmers & artisans direct ability to process wool affordably