Spinning (textiles)

Spinning (textiles)

Spinning is a major industry. It is part of the textile manufacturing process where three types of fibre are converted into yarn, then fabric, then textiles. The textiles are then fabricated into clothes or other artifacts. There are three industrial processes available to spin yarn, and a handicraft community who use hand spinning techniques. Spinning is the twisting together of drawn out strands of fibres to form yarn, though it is colloquially used to describe the process of drawing out, inserting the twist, and winding onto bobbins.

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Spinning (textiles) - History and Economics
... Hand-spinningwas a cottage industry in medieval Europe, where the wool spinners (often women and children) would provide enough yarn to service the needs of the men who ... The subsequent invention of the spinningjenny water frame redressed the balance but required water power to operate the machinery, and the industry relocated to West Yorkshire where this was ... was grown started to purchase and manufacture significant quantities of cotton spinningmachinery ...

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