2014 SpinOut

The Bothwell International Highland SpinIn committee held their SpinOut day on March 2nd at the Bothwell School hall.  It was a wonderful friendship day shared by approximately 70 people.

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A lot of fun was had by all, with ideas and inspiration being shared by many.

 

The longest thread competition was a great hit with 10 entries.  With 15 minutes to spin and ply 10 grams of fibre and then have it measured against a tape on the floor.  There was a lot of excitement to see who the winner was and there was a clear winner with Sara Nye spinning an amazing 15.6 metres.  The prize was a bag of the blessed fleece (held over from SpinIn 2013) donated by Barbara Fowler and a lovely book on sheep donated by Di Kearney.

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Our competitions, guess the number of cocoons in the jar and length of thread

in a ball of yarn were also popular with Sarah Nye winning the number of

cocoons and Blanch Bejah the length of thread.  Prizes for these two

competitions were a Nostepinne donated by Di Kearney.

 

It was lovely to see our stallholders with their colourful wares, Rowena from The Lucky Ewe www.theluckyewe.com.au and Cheryl Matthews from Fibres & Threads www.fibresyarnandthreads.com 

and Maree Davey from The Wool Shop www.woolsuppliers.com.au.

 

A thankyou also goes to Mrs Helen Terry for demonstrating how to make a necklace using spun wool and paper clips.  We also had a demonstration of human knitting by Sue Evans and arm knitting by Blanch Bejah.  These demonstrations were amazing to watch and enjoyed by many.

 

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 Margaret Miller gave a demonstration of the old longest thread measuring machine which has now been put into retirement.

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Jen Eddington announced the International and National guests for the SpinIn 2015, these details will be on the website shortly.  Here is a summary, our International guest is to be Florence Jaukae Kamel a Bilum Fibre Artist from PNG  and our National guest is Michelle Snowden an Australian fibre Artist who creates innovative and unique handspun artisan yarn and freeform accessories.

www.wooldancer.com

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