Woolly day has visitors in a spin

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Jane Brewin (member) making a rug with Rick Oliver. EMN-160330-174354001
Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Jane Brewin (member) making a rug with Rick Oliver. EMN-160330-174354001

A Woolly Day has helped launch a new group for spinning and weaving enthusiasts.

The event in North Kyme Village Hall was organised by members of the newly formed South Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers group to raise funds.

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Liz Taylor (member) Pin Loom Weaving with Grace Maxwell 5. EMN-160330-174405001

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Liz Taylor (member) Pin Loom Weaving with Grace Maxwell 5. EMN-160330-174405001

Activities on show included carding, spinning and weaving, woven items for sale and samples of fleeces and crafts. Interested visitors could have a go too.

Member Julie Kernow, who has been spinning and weaving for 34 years, said: “The event went very well and the feedback I am getting has been really positive. We raised £278 which covered the rent of the superb hall and insurance to cover us to attend county shows and other events to demonstrate and sell items that we have made from Lincolnshire grown fleeces.”

The group has three sheep shearers who supply them with top quality fleeces.

The group is made up of around 30 members of the Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers who decided they wanted to meet up somewhere closer to home, holding their first meeting on Saturday at Osbournby Village Hall. The next will be on April 30. Fees are on a monthly basis. They are already thinking of having another event with shearers and sheep in the summer. More detais on their Facebook page.

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Eileen Savory (member) spinning on a modern wheel. EMN-160330-174332001

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Eileen Savory (member) spinning on a modern wheel. EMN-160330-174332001

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Jackie Dodsworth (member) having a go with a knitters loom. EMN-160330-174303001

Woolly day at North Kyme Village Hall, organised by South Lincolnshire Spinner and Weavers. Jackie Dodsworth (member) having a go with a knitters loom. EMN-160330-174303001