This silent film from pre-WWII Germany shows how cotton thread and then yarn is spun from raw cotton stock using a spinning wheel.
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Schwälmer Bäuerin am Spinnrad (Original Title)
A Schwalm Farmwife at the Spinning Wheel (Title Translation)
Country of Origin: Germany
Year of origin: 1937
"The film documents flax spinning in a farmhouse in Schwalm, showing the creation of a thread of flax, twisting flax and wrapping the thread around the spindle. Close-ups show details of the spinning wheel, working the reel, a tool to wind up and unwind yarn and eventually the finished thread. All footage was shot in Schwalm valley, Hesse."
May 23, 2019 Subject:
The Movie doesn't show cotton spinning but flax spinning.