A new spinner.

“Although a talented all-round crafter, Cathy was new to spinning when she joined us a few months ago.  These pics show her “journey”, and are an inspiration to anyone who’s never touched a wheel, but thinks they might like to learn how to spin.

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The Long, and the Short, and the Very Cute

Tracey brought along examples of the spindles and key rings she will have for sale at the Woolly Weekend.  We all oohed and aaaahd at the workmanship, the glorious colours, the cuteness of the key rings

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Then Linda tied on a leader and, with the aid of a library book (and helpful suggestions from all of us) she managed to teach herself how to use them.  Result !!  (And don’t they match beautifully the crochet I’m working on . . . maybe it’s a sign, where’s my purse ??)

This evenings show and tell

We had another lovely meeting this evening. There was lots to show and tell. Look at this lovely hand knitted cowl made from hand spun yarn by Margeret Brooker.

  

What a fabulous mix of colour.

One of our new members, Jill Willis presented her first skein of hand spun yarn. It is absolutely lovely, a fantastic first effort! Look how even it is.


Another new person Wendy Murfitt also produced some fabulous single ply yarn on the drop spindle, however we did not have chance to take a photo. I am looking forward to seeing what the group have to show us next week!