Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
May 8, 2016 at 7:38 am
Gwen, very nice curating of these pictures. Amazed at the durability of the 125-year old spinning wheel.
May 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Agreed. If the age hadn’t been recorded in the Library and Archive of Canada I would have questioned it. The spinning wheel must have travelled through a few different hands. That would be a story in itself.
October 17, 2016 at 11:11 pm
It’s fun to see the pictures of the different spinning wheels, and the women who used. them.
January 17, 2019 at 11:00 am
Gwen, May I use the 3rd photo down on my library website. I am promoting a spin-in at the library. It is part of a traditional folk arts series. http://libguides.atu.edu/echoes
January 18, 2019 at 1:24 pm
Thank you for writing, Sherry. Absolutely use the image. I discovered it on the Library and Archives of Canada website. She’s wonderful, isn’t she?
January 22, 2019 at 11:01 am
Yes. Thank you.