A vertical frame holding several bobbins feeds the threads onto a very large spinning wheel. © Tim Stanley

A vertical frame holding several bobbins feeds the threads onto a very large spinning wheel. © Tim Stanley

A vertical frame holding several bobbins feeds the threads onto a very large spinning wheel (with a circumference of 6.75 metres) to start the process of stretching them out to their full length. This can be up to 200 metres long.

Photograph © Tim Stanley