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A spindle is used to spin raw fibres such as wool into yarn or thread. A spindle is a straight spike usually made from wood. It is often weighted at either the bottom, middle, or top, commonly by a disc or spherical object called a whorl.
Spindle 325mm x 10mm.
Whorl 38mm diameter x 12mm thick.

24th Jul 2014 by Luton Museums

History, Textiles

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Neolithic Bronze Age Iron Age Celtic Roman Wool Textiles Weaving Spinning

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