Seth Babb Spinning Wheel

Seth Babb Spinning Wheel – Directly to the left is a Saxony spinning wheel from the Babb family. It was common for wives to spin their own thread and yarn, using the treadle to turn the wheel and gather the linen or flax from the operator’s lap or on the tall post and winding the thread or yarn onto the smaller spindle below the big wheel. #spinningwheel #babb