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Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, uses her

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, uses her spindle in Brookwood Hall Park. Mordt recently had a display of her collection of antique spinning wheels set up in the park. (July 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Rosane Mordt began spinning about 16 years ago, after seeing a woman "doing something with a wheel" at an outdoor fair in Suffolk County.

Some of East Islip resident Rosane Mordt's spindles
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Some of East Islip resident Rosane Mordt's spindles are made of materials such as pink ivory, purple heart and chestnut. Mordt'sspinning wheels were on display at Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, shows yarn
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, shows yarn she spun to a passerby, Joan Heitz, 85, of Bay Shore. Mordt recently had her collection of antique spinning wheels on display in Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, displayed six
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, displayed six of her antique spinning wheels in Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Joan Heitz, 85, of Bay Shore, examines one
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Joan Heitz, 85, of Bay Shore, examines one of East Islip resident Rosane Mordt's spinning wheels that were on display at Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Bay Shore resident Joan Heitz's dog, George, nibbles
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Bay Shore resident Joan Heitz's dog, George, nibbles on a piece of yarn. Spinner Rosane Mordt recently had a display of her collection of antique spinning wheels set up in Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Spinner Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, talks
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Spinner Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, talks to Bay Shore residents Joan Heitz, 85, and Joan Johnson, 75, while Heitz's dog, George, nips at a piece of yarn. Mordt recently had a display of her collection of antique spinning wheels in Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, uses her
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, uses her spindle in Brookwood Hall Park. Mordt recently had a display of her collection of antique spinning wheels set up in the park. (July 22, 2012)

Paul Mordt, 56, and his wife Rosane Mordt,
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Paul Mordt, 56, and his wife Rosane Mordt, 46, of East Islip, sit on a picnic bench amidst her collection of antique spinning wheels that were on display at Brookwood Hall Park. (July 22, 2012)

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