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Spinning and Wool Craft with 'Ewe to You'

Date: 4th Jul 2020
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 3:00 pm

This is a return visit by the ever popular spinning team, who will be demonstrating and explaining how a fleece is worked to make the yarn which can then be turned into woollen garments etc.

The ‘Ewe to You’ team is a dedicated group who work with wool, showing how it is taken from the fleece, spun and worked into garments.  Hand spinning is the art of twisting fibres or fleece into a continuous thread using a spinning wheel or drop spindle. The thread is spun thick or thin, plied or unplied, and can be dyed or used in its natural state for knitting or weaving.  Like many art forms, hand spinning is done in a number of ways and can be developed according to the spinner’s imagination and skill. Come and see for yourself how the experts do it and try your hand. 

Guided tours, the mouse trail, films and refreshments in the café, along with gifts / souvenirs, will also be available.