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TITLE
Woman at a spinning-wheel, Kintyre
EXTERNAL ID
QZP27_58_12_23
PLACENAME
unidentified
DISTRICT
Kintyre
PERIOD
1890s; 1900s; 1910s
CREATOR
Charles & Dennis MacGrory
SOURCE
Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service
ASSET ID
30591
KEYWORDS
spinning wheels
drop spindles
crafts
Muckle Wheel
Saxony Wheel
Woman at a spinning-wheel, Kintyre

A woman at a spinning-wheel, in the Kintyre area. The spinning wheel was introduced into the Highlands of Scotland during the early part of the eighteenth century. The spinning wheel replaced the earlier drop spindle and in the hands of an expert allowed the yarn to be spun much faster than traditional methods.

Two types of spinning wheel were introduced into the Highlands, the Muckle Wheel and the Saxony Wheel (shown in the photograph). The Muckle Wheel was of a simple design and was replaced by the Saxony Wheel which had a number of advantages. The main advantage was that it was driven by a foot pedal, so that the spinner could sit down, while at work.. The Saxony Wheel is still in use


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Woman at a spinning-wheel, Kintyre

1890s; 1900s; 1910s

spinning wheels; drop spindles; crafts; Muckle Wheel; Saxony Wheel

Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service

MacGrory Brothers Archive

A woman at a spinning-wheel, in the Kintyre area. The spinning wheel was introduced into the Highlands of Scotland during the early part of the eighteenth century. The spinning wheel replaced the earlier drop spindle and in the hands of an expert allowed the yarn to be spun much faster than traditional methods.<br /> <br /> Two types of spinning wheel were introduced into the Highlands, the Muckle Wheel and the Saxony Wheel (shown in the photograph). The Muckle Wheel was of a simple design and was replaced by the Saxony Wheel which had a number of advantages. The main advantage was that it was driven by a foot pedal, so that the spinner could sit down, while at work.. The Saxony Wheel is still in use <br /> <br /> <br /> This image is available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: libraryhq@argyll-bute.gov.uk">Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service</a>