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#REDIRECT [[spinning technique]]
The [[spinning wheel]] only made an appearance very late in [[period]], and was basically just a whorler/[[drop spindle]] turned on its side with a fly-wheel attached. The technique employed for wheel-spun [[thread]] was called the '''long-draw method''' and involved walking backwards creating thread just ahead of the already-twisting part of the thread (ie drawing the thread out a long way as you walked).
The thread created this way was not as strong as the traditional (at that time) whorl-spun thread. This was mainly due to the lack of [[worsting]] and less attention-to-detail that could be paid as the spinner moved quickly backwards. It was also meant to be a quickly-produced thread.
This produced a rather interesting turn of events that stated that wheel-spun thread was illegal to be used as the strong [[warp thread]]s in a fabric - which had to be replaced by the stronger whorl-spun thread. It could be used for the [[weft thread|weft]] or decorative use, but anything that needed strength was not recommended.
Whorl-spun thread was thus used for quite a long time after [[spinning wheels]] were invented and put to use.

Latest revision as of 21:19, 1 November 2006

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