Spinning showcase promotes crafts

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 October 2015

Andrea Cross and Paulette Bjergfelt,

Andrea Cross and Paulette Bjergfelt,

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Villagers had the chance to try their hand at spinning and weaving at the weekend.

Linda Geary, Liz Young and Sheila Francis.Linda Geary, Liz Young and Sheila Francis.

The Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers held an open day at Long Ashton Community Centre in Keedwell Hill where members of the public could browse a selection of wares including hats, scarves and bags. Visitors were also handed the opportunity to have a go at creating their own woolly garments using a traditional spinning wheel.

The event was held in conjunction with The Campaign for Wool, which promotes and raises awareness of the material’s benefits, as part of TwinSpin, a scheme aimed at creating the next generation.

For more information on the Avon Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers, log on to www.avonguild.org.uk


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