And all the women that were wise hearted
That were ingenious, and had a good hand at spinning particularly, these were of the common and lower sort; the more honourable and richer sort of women are before mentioned, as bringing jewels or ornaments of gold of different sorts: but these were such who
did spin [with] their hands;
in which way they got their living: some were more dexterous at it than others:
and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple,
and of scarlet, and of fine linen;
that is, yarn of these several colours, and flaxen thread, of which fine linen was made, all ready for the weaver, whether in woollen or linen.