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How does a spinning wheel work?

The spinning wheel spins thread by means of a spindle which twists the drawn fibers of cotton or wool together. The old spinning wheel, so common to colonial houses, is a simple machine for spinning yarn or thread.  It has a large wheel that is turned by hand or by a fool pedal. Spinning is …

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How is cotton woven into cloth?

The long cotton fibers are spun into strong treads which are then woven into cloth. Many of the towels, sheets, shirts and clothing we enjoy using and wearing are made of cotton.  The cotton plant at harvest time looks like it has a cluster of flurry snowballs made of silky white cotton fibers. After the …

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