The Art and Mystique of Needlemaking

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Peter Collins Book

Peter Collins lives in Tarvin and is the author of the book in the title. His wife is a direct descendant of Abel Morrall, the famous needlemaker. He became fascinated by the generations of the Morrall family that had been involved in the making of needles in the same family business in Studley and Redditch in Warwickshire.
He has spent over thirty years gathering information on the family and also the difficult process of making a needle as well as the development and progress of the needle making industry. He has given numerous lectures on the subject and written a number of magazine articles.
Further information on the book is available here

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