Click on the History link at the Toika website to see some of their older looms, wheels and production facilities.
The Nordic Museum has examples of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic costumes, spinning wheels, flax beaters, birch bark shoes, Saami weaving, Swedish mangle boards.
The Oak of Finland
A joint project of the Finnish National Board of Antiquities and Finnish National Board of Education for development of cultural heritage education of cultural heritage education. There are some great images of spinning wheels, looms and teaching fiber arts in the schools.
Upright Wheel - Rukki
From the Raahe Museum in Finland, an upright spinning wheel.
A nice photo of an antique flax wheel in a traditional Finnish home.
An antique spinning wheel on display at Vilppula Museum in Finland.
Lots of pictures of antique spinning wheels, looms, sewing machines and other equipment: paddles, reeds, shuttles, skein winders, hand cards, temples.
|Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more.
UK: Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning
|The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
This covers almost every sheep breed in the world — from the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom to the Tasmanian merino, the Navajo churro, the northern European Faroese, and dozens and dozens more. It also includes goats, camelids (such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas), bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and even dogs.
UK: Fleece and Fiber Source Book
|The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame.
UK: Whole Craft of Spinning
|In Sheep's Clothing
A comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use.
UK: In Sheep's Clothing
|The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.
UK: Knitters Book of Wool
|The Intentional Spinner
Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs.
UK: Intentional Spinner
Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results.
UK: Spin Control
|Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
Experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns
A look at top whorl, bottom whorl and Turkish spindle methods to boost your techniques for efficiency and make productivity fun
UK: Productive Spindling
|Spinning in the Old Way
A guide to readers in the fast-track, low-cost, high-quality approach to spinning. No spinning wheel required.
UK: Spinning in the Old Way
|Respect the Spindle
UK: Respect the Spindle
|Respect the Spindle
With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel,
|Learn to Spin Drop Spindle Kit - Dyed
A drop spindle and spinning fiber, everything you need to get started with handspinning.