Spinning & Woolcraft
Northern Fells Group are having a Spinning and Wool-crafts Open Day at Millhouse Village Hall on Bank Holiday Monday August 28th from 10am till 4pm. FREE ENTRY. Please come and join us anytime throughout the day and see some of the lovely things already produced by the group members. Try your hand at spinning, have a go at weaving or felt-making, demos and hands on opportunities for everyone. We will have some lovely work for sale and will be serving light refreshments all day.
This group was started when confusion arose out of an advertisement we put in our local magazine about spinning (exercise on bikes)!! Lots of people started to contact local village agent Philippa Groves asking if they could bring their spinning wheel along. Realizing that there were a number of interested parties, Philippa contacted Carol Hine who agreed to run some trial sessions and the rest is history, the group bloomed from four or five to over a dozen including some very talented male spinners. Soon lovely hanks of yarn started to appear, then someone asked about felting and the hall was filled with enthusiastic folk rubbing and scrubbing and beautiful felt pictures, then laptop bags and even slippers have been produced.
If you would be interested please come along and talk to Carol on the day or contact Philippa Groves to find out more about our next sessions which start again in September. [email protected] or call on 016974 78555