Castle Style Spinning Wheel
Bobbin and Flyer Spinning Wheels come in two styles: Castle and Saxony. Both types of wheels have a Mother of All which supports the front and rear maidens. The front and rear maidens, in turn, support the flyer, bobbin, and whorl (located behind the bobbin). The treadle is attached to the footman which is responsible for rotating the wheel. The wheel in these pictures is a castle (or frame) wheel. It uses a double drive band.