This year spinnotts are finding ourselves at organised events almost as often as the ones we gatecrash and we are slowly getting organised with signs and contact information for ourselves, we even have an e-mail address now.
Spinnotts on tour, although packing the car can be a work of art!!
Recently we attended Keep Calm and Carry Yarn at the HUB in Sleaford, lincolnshire. This was an event organised to highlight Knit2gether Lincs which is a collaborative knitting project which captures the inclusivity and celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
They are aiming to knit a running track and are holding knitting events around the Lincoln area. They also seem to be quite proficient at yarn bombing!
As for spinnotts, we kept up the tradition of gossip,coffee and cakes and abandoned spinning wheels.
although the navajo spindle created some interest, enough to put the coffee cups down :-)
What did I do? well a young couple came down asking for help with their wheel, apparently it had some damage in spite of them being told that it was fully working. I got to their shop to find that the flyer was lying in two pieces so improvised with some blue tape, popped the drive band onto the correct whorls and hey presto, a lovely wheel that seems to be a replica of an ashford with pencil measurement marks still very much in evidence.
After a quick lesson, the owner already spins on a spindle, all was well. A proper repair will be made soon.