- Posted by The Beeches Resource Centre
- On 30/08/2018
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Amy from Lisburn Linen Centre came out to the Centre and talked to us about Spinning in the ‘olden days’. The group where shown how to spin using a spinning wheel with straw and flax. Amy informed us that in the ‘olden days’ women used the spinning wheel and not men. The women at this time where called ‘spinners’.
Most of us had a go at the ‘old fashioned’ Spinning and enjoyed it. Joan said “the flax felt like wool and you had to hold it tightly when the wheel was spinning.”