A spool of yarn with a single cord of yarn fallen loose.

Cord

A spool of yarn with a single cord of yarn fallen loose.

"Knotting Yarns -- This operation becomes necessary when a comparatively short piece of junk is to be make into a spun-yarn, or large rope into small, which is called twice laid. The end of each is divided, rubbed smooth and married (as for splicing). Two of the divided parts, as c, c and d, d, are passed in opposite directions round all the other parts and knotted. The ends e and f remain passive. The figure is drawn open, but the forks of A and B should be pressed close together, the knot hauled taut and the ends cut off." -Britannica, 1910

Knotting Yarns

"Knotting Yarns -- This operation becomes necessary when a comparatively short piece of junk is to be…

An illustration of a man using a loom. A loom is a machine or device for weaving thread or yarn into textiles. Looms can range from very small hand-held frames, to large free-standing hand looms, to huge automatic mechanical devices. A loom can also refer to an electrical cable assembly or harness such as a wiring loom.

Man and Loom

An illustration of a man using a loom. A loom is a machine or device for weaving thread or yarn into…

The letter R with a young girl holding a ball of yarn which a kitten is chasing.

The Letter R

The letter R with a young girl holding a ball of yarn which a kitten is chasing.

The term shuttle loom refers to any loom that uses a shuttle. Most looms use a shuttle of some sort, however there are some shuttle-less looms. A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through the shed, between the yarn threats of the warp in order to weave in the weft.

Shuttle for Looms

The term shuttle loom refers to any loom that uses a shuttle. Most looms use a shuttle of some sort,…

A spindle is a cone shaped weigh that hooked the thread to one end and would allow the person to spin the wool to create thread. The distaff is a tool to keep the thread untangled in the spinning process.

Distaff and spindle

A spindle is a cone shaped weigh that hooked the thread to one end and would allow the person to spin…

A woman makes rope using an early type of machine for spinning rope yarn.

Spinning Rope Yarn

A woman makes rope using an early type of machine for spinning rope yarn.

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

Spinning Wheel

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.

Spinning Wheel

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread…

This twine cutter is used to cut twine, a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands or yarn twisted together.

Twine Cutter and Holder

This twine cutter is used to cut twine, a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands…