Take to spinning to find peace of mind. The music of the wheel will be as balm to our soul. I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and woof of our life. The charkha (spinning wheel) is the symbol for nonviolence on which all life, if it is to be real life, must be based.
Harijan, April 27, 1947, p. 122
Charkha is India’s generic term for any spinning wheel or hand-cranked spinning machine. Gandhi designed and perfected the box Charkha. He promoted spinning and weaving as a way of self-reliance and self-government. He called it the Khadi movement.
There are many places to buy a box charkha and many sites that show How to Spin Cotton on Mahatma Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel.