Remember all those bright yellow tufts that we worked so hard making? The golden colour was to mark our 50th anniversary, and everybody received one.
Of course there were all the wonderful temptations that we expect at a Spin-in, and our guests took full advantage! Here is a little sample.
This is just Spin-in Blog Part One, and Janet will be along later to show you more of the traders and other delights. Meanwhile, here is a slide show of some items in the Fashion Parade. You can stop and start it by clicking on the little symbols near the bottom of each picture.
The last group of models was special. Part of our celebration, earlier in the year, was inviting members to make something involving the number 50, and some chose to make that many items – hats, gloves, scarves … So our fashion parade closed with Lynette presenting her daughter and grandchildren modelling a few of these.
We have two trophies that are awarded at our Spin-in each year. One honours Joy Millar, a long-time member who loved to spin wool blends, so it is awarded for an item combining wool and any other natural fibre(s).
Here are two of the entries – a wool/alpaca child’s jacket and a Polwarth wool/silk skein …
And here is this year’s winner Trish Carver with her amazing blanket:
It took her many months to spin, and over nine months to knit up. She used wool from several sources, and mohair and silk for the red squares. Her grandson is going to love it!
Also awarded was the plate donated by William Ackerley, for the item showing the best use of colour.
These were the wonderfully cheerful entries
and the winner was Helen Fielding with this intriguing weaving, which she says she uses to brighten up a long stretch of bare wall.
It was quite a day – lots of sore feet by the end but a good time was had by all.