The Domestic Art Of Spinning

Spinning Wheel     Exhibit 6

     This is an unusual type of brides' spinning wheel. I was told that it was Welsh in origin. But another Internet website displays a very similar wheel and claims that it is Turkish in origin. It is small and can sit on a table top for use. Notice the unusual, bell-shaped distaff and the way that the wheels are perforated with small holes. Also, of special interest in this wheel is the hand crank in place of a foot pedal.