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Yarn Preparation









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Yarn preparation in workshops

Before the yarn can be knitted it needs to be wound onto cones. In factories and workshops this was done by machine but has been done by hand in the past.

[Winding at the Wigston Museum]

[Sound clip on the Bedaux strike]

Hear the sound this machine makes.wma

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This photo is from the Wigston Frame Knitters Museum and shows Peter Clowes turning the handle of a 'winder' which winds onto 10 cones at the same time.


Last updated: 25/06/02
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