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Joan Jones on Spinning Wheels

November 20, 2013

Another brilliant blog for Wovember


Earlier this year Wovember Team Member Tom bought a second-hand Timbertops spinning wheel made in the 80s by James and Anne Williamson. It’s a so-called chair wheel and this design is supposed to have been derived from a re-purposed chair. When Tom acquired the wheel, one maiden was missing, and the leather bearings which hold the flyer needed replacing. This is how he got in touch with Joan Jones, who, together with her husband Clive, runs Woodland Turnery, although the whole family helps out when needed. They still make Timbertops wheels, with great attention to detail. The replacement maiden had been turned and stained to look exactly the same as the others. Joan agreed to tell us a bit more about Woodland Turnery and more specifically the spinning wheel side of their business. They make new spinning wheels, but also repair and restore old wheels.

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