History in the making

130 year old spinning wheel restored by Ron DoleyMarina is pretty happy. Legend , Ron Doley got her 130 year old great grand mother’s spinning wheel going and it is spinning like a dream. Ron Doley is 97 and still works with wheels , carders and wool and has a complete passion for, and dedication to, spinning. He is featured in  Australian Spinning Wheels  and is a respected member of the Adelaide Hills Spinners and Weavers. Marina had thought about getting her great grandmother’s wheel restored months ago and then was worried that someone would just think it would make good firewood. Ron used his skills and knowledge to restore it to working order and great grandmother is probably spinning around heaven in delight to see her wheel going again. Marina is certainly happy and we look forward to seeing what she has been able to spin on it. .

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