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treadle

a. a rocking lever operated by the foot to drive a machine
b. (as modifier): a treadle sewing machine
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Several people told me, when learning to spin, the first thing you should do is become comfortable with treadling an even rhythm.
To sit quietly, treadling, observing the fiber as it separates while drafting, then twists nicely, and winds onto the bobbin can be a wonderful exercise in mindful meditation.