It was a great day on Saturday. Over 200 old and new friends from all over the region joined us in the Masterton Town Hall. They talked, shopped, ate, talked, crafted, admired, ate, and talked some more.

First each guest chose a little stitch-marker favour to pin on. Click on the photo to see how pretty they are.

Choosing favours

We’d had as much fun making them as our guests did choosing.

Many, many goodies for lucky raffle winners

Then there was agonising over which of the splendid array of raffles to buy tickets in.  A sincere thank you to all the traders and others for their generous contributions.

The traders were a highlight, as always. So much temptation!


Decisions decisions …


Lots to choose from!


On the stage, opportunities awaited to try some needlefelting or stitching (I got in early with this photo) …


until crafts made way for the popular fashion parade

Fashion parade 3pics

Grandchildren models were a special delight


We had a display of our work too – people are so clever!


AnnaTwo Guild trophies were competed for, and Anna Gratton (Little Wool Company) kindly gave up a rare quiet moment to judge them. The Joy Millar Trophy, for an item made from wool and any other natural fibre, went to Lynette Teahan for a cushion felted from a blend of wool and dog hair. She was also commended for a skein. 

The William Ackerley Trophy for the best use of colour was won by Marion Cameron with a skein of many colours.

Huge thanks are due to the members who worked so hard to make it all possible! The effort, both ahead of time and on the day, that goes into such an event is enormous. I haven’t even mentioned the food, supplied by members and organised by the wonderful kitchen team – because eating, along with talking, is a big part of a spin-in.




2 thoughts on “SPIN-IN!

    1. maryinnz Post author

      They are great, aren’t they! We are lucky that there are a number each year held by different groups not too far away. We generally hire a minibus for our members, and occasionally if there’s a big demand we hire a proper bus and driver. I went to one a few weeks ago in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast, and had such a wonderful time talking to old and new friends that I was still a bit hoarse the next day!

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