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The flax wheel

The flax wheel.jpg Lady washing out of doors on a warm day. This is the old way. She has just bought a washing machine.ThumbnailsA trial fit before sewing the dressLady washing out of doors on a warm day. This is the old way. She has just bought a washing machine.ThumbnailsA trial fit before sewing the dressLady washing out of doors on a warm day. This is the old way. She has just bought a washing machine.ThumbnailsA trial fit before sewing the dress

The woman is holding the flax fibers which come from the distaff; and, as her foot[192] turns the wheel and the flax in her fingers is fed to the spindle, it is twisted. Spinning of flax is a very old invention.

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Clothing and Health
An Elementary Textbook of Home Making
By Helen Kinne and Anna M. Cooley
Published 1920
Available from gutenberg.org
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