Category: Twine Spinners

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A twine spinner could be working with a single strand of cord or a bunch which was spun in the same direction. Altenatively they created compound plys by twisting several strands or a bunch individually and then spinning those together in opposite directions to one another.
The resulting twine was bound around the end of ropes to prevent fraying or unravelling
The twine might also have been used to make nets.


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  • Sutton, Mark (2014). "Analysis of Perishables". Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction (6th ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt. p. 352. ISBN 978-1465243799. URL:
  • Sanctuary, Anthony, 1996. Rope, Twine and Net Making, Shire Publications Ltd., Cromwell House, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

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26 Apr 1900 Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 17 Mar 1977

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