We have a spinning wheel. We make all the stockings and jerseys for ourselves.My mother gets the wool, and cards it with a pair of cards and makes the wool into a soft little roll. Then she starts working her foot on the little step of the wheel that brings round the wheel. There is a band around the wheel which extends out to the "perne" and brings it round. When the "perne" is full of thread she takes it off and twists it off into a ball of thread.