Most Greek women spun thread and wove cloth. Spinning and weaving were thought of as women's jobs and they made all the bedding, wall hangings, rugs and clothes for their household. Even queens and noblewomen in ancient Greece knew how to make cloth, although their servants would often do the hardest work for them. Only in Sparta were women not expected to spin and weave in the same way, or to such high standards.

Women had to tease out lamb's wool and spin it into thread, before they could weave the thread into cloth.

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