The Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Western Australia, Inc.

The Handweavers’, Spinners’ and Dyers’ Guild of Western Australia, Inc. keeps the record of spinning wheels made by George Wright, their master craftsman who died in January. George’s father was making wheels from jarrah wood during World War I, each numbered from 1 to 500 and entered in a book with the owner’s name. George took over wheel making in the early 1970s, producing several alterations to his father’s original design to accommodate a larger orifice and easier bobbin change. He designed a smaller upright wheel for mobile Australians called the Georgina which was well received. The guild would like to update the records and asks current owners of any Wright or Fenwick wheel to contact President Jean Leary at learyj@bigpond.net.au.

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