Spinning wheel

Spinning wheel (Accepted)

Spinning wheel (Accepted)

A spinning wheel is a tool for making thread; it is sometimes termed a “wool wheel”.  It has a large wheel turning a single spindle, on which the thread is spun; period wheels were turned by hand, not by a foot treadle.  Though a period artifact, the spinning wheel has not been found in period armory. The illustration is taken from the Luttrell Psalter, c.1340; it is the earliest known depiction of the artifact.

The spinning wheel has its spindle to sinister by Society default.  See also distaff, drop-spindle.

Eloise of Roed bears:  Argent, a wool wheel, alighting on the head a crow proper.

Edwinna of Hawk’s Bluff bears:  Azure, three spinning wheels with spindles to dexter argent.

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