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for beautiful spindles & fibres

Shetland Guild - 5 and 6 October 2013

We taught two spindle spinning workshops at Shetland Guild.

There were about a dozen participants on either day, all experienced knitters (this is Shetland we are talking about!), with a wide range of experience of spinning on a wheel. Most had only used spindles a little and some had not been spinning for very long.

They were all very enthusiastic and took to spindle spinning like ducks to water, even though we were cruel to the lace knitters by making them spin thick yarn!

I had no time for photographs during Saturday's Introduction to Spindle Spinning, but more or less the same folk took the Improvers' class on the Sunday and I did take a few that afternoon.

We were made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable; we greatly enjoyed our trip to Shetland and are already contemplating another!