Spinning Wheel

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 3/5/2009

Spinning wheels are believed to have originated in India between 500 and 1000 A.D. By the 13th century, they were seen in Europe, and were a standard piece of equipment for those making fiber into yarn. By the 17th century they were commonly found in homes in the colonies of North America.