Charkha--yarn Used to Make Yarn

A working charkha (spinning "wheel" originally developed by Ghandi) that spins fiber into yarn. All yarn (with a little help from other fiber tools).

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    Raithnat

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, charkas have been around much longer than the european spinning wheels. you are mistaking the "Traditional" charka with the "Book" style charka. Ghandi started that contest to support self sufficiency. He wanted a more compact and portable device so that his peoples could start providing for themselves rather than just supplying the empires desires. but this is a wonderful Idea. I am going to have to try this. THis looks amazing!