Making Textiles in Colonial Connecticut

Before the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, thread and cloth were made by hand.

Linen

Above: How to make linen from flax.

 

Above: Flax break.

Above: Hetchel.

Above: Flax wheel.

Above: Flyer on flax wheel.

Wool

Above: How to make wool from fleece.

Above: Cards.

Above: Great wheel.

Above: Niddy noddy.

Above: Quill winder.

Above: Click reel.

Above: Mechanism on click reel.

Above: Swift.