A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibres . Spinning wheels were first used in India, between 500 and 1000 C.E. [2] Spinning machinery, such as the spinning jenny and spinning frame , displaced the spinning wheel during the Industrial Revolution .

The Spinning Wheel was invented in India, between 500 and 1000 C.E. [4] The earliest clear illustrations of the spinning wheel come from Baghdad (drawn in 1234), [5] China ( c. 1270) and Europe ( c. 1280), and there is evidence that spinning wheels had already come into use in both China [a] and the Islamic world during the eleventh century. [6] In France the spindle and distaff were not displaced until the mid 18th century. [7]

In general, the spinning technology was known for a long time before being adopted by the majority of people, thus making it hard to fix dates of the improvements. In 1533, a citizen of Brunswick is said to have added a treadle , by which the spinner could rotate her spindle with one foot and have both hands free to spin. Leonardo da Vinci drew a picture of the flyer, which twists the yarn before winding it onto the spindle. During the 16th century a treadle wheel with flyer was in common use, and gained such names as the Saxony wheel and the flax wheel. It sped up production, as one needn't stop spinning to wind up the yarn.

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