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Homestead House: Looms

This picture shows a loom and spinner that might have been used in the 1800’s. In some places where fabric availability was rare, women would produce their own fabrics and textiles.

The below picture shows a bobbin winder which would have been used to wind the different colored threads onto the bobbins. I’m no expert on weaving, so I’m not really sure where or how the bobbins were used to add the color to the textile.

Even without fully understanding the process of weaving, I found both of these pictures to be interesting. It’s so easy to forget what life was like when nothing was ready made. Can you imagine weaving all the fabric to make the clothing on your back? It’s not surprising they had very few clothes.


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