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Restoration of old Donegal Flax wheel.

Restoration of old Donegal Flax wheel.

johnny shiels

I am a third generation wheel wright. I have undertaken the restoration of this very old Donegal Flax/wool spinning wheel. As a maker of spinning wheels here in Donegal, i have found that old wheels are very rare to find. As most of these wheels where prone to woodworm, damp and where generally thrown out in the past. The present owner has kept the wheel safe and has decided to ask me to restore it. As a heritage in schools expert this would be a great project for local schools in the glenswilly area to follow up on.

Old Donegal/Glenswilly Flaxwheel. Heritage week 2020

Old Donegal/Glenswilly Flaxwheel. Heritage week 2020

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