School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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Spinning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 052

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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.

Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Lynn
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English