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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jun 2004 21:38

Greeting’s Deborah. . . . ROLL TURNER A carder of wool, cotton etc into rolls prior to spinning. ROLLER COVERER A person who covered the rollers for the spinning process. Christopher. . . . Sorry nothing found but. . . . I would think yes he made ether wooden or metal skewers


Maxine Report 27 Jun 2004 10:19

Thanks Mike, Solved that mystery. Maxine


Sarah Report 17 Nov 2007 09:59

Hi Anne
I wondered if you could check your book for definition of a yarn spinner
Many Thanks Sarah


jeffrey Report 28 Aug 2013 13:54

my great great grandma was a (cheviner) in Nottingham,Could you define what she did


jax Report 28 Aug 2013 23:27

Welcome to the boards Jeff

This is an old thread you have posted on but by googling cheviner I came across this


Porkie_Pie Report 28 Aug 2013 23:31

A Chevener embroidered fine silk stockings