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Woolpack Spinning The Woolpack is a group of local knitters who raise money for charity by selling the goods they produce. On June 30th they held a hand-spinning demonstration at The Duke of York in Leysters. This was a very hands-on event with the demonstrators encouraging everyone to have a go. Hand spinning is the craft of twisting loose fibres into a continuous thread. A drop spindle is generally the first thing novices try. The drop spindles were set up for us, then we began to spin the spindle while drawing out the carded wool fibres while introducing the twist. Initially it felt like you needed at least three hands, but eventually a rough and ready rhythm was established, and a somewhat lumpy but continuous thread began to emerge as you began to get a feel of where the critical point of the operation was. We were told that after a good few hours of practice it really does become much easier but we were also warned that spinning can be addictive! Three spinning wheels were demonstrated so you could see how the ‘experts’ did it - and how easy they made it look! You could learn about preparing a fleece for spinning, including whether to wash it or not, and how to card the wool into a rollag. There were baskets of different yarns the demonstrators had spun, showing the variety of colour, texture and type that can be produced. Different fibres were on show including examples made from soya bean fibre, flax, bamboo, angora, merino, cotton, alpaca, tussah silk, mulberry silk and more!

Bayton Fete

This traditional village fete took place on July 9th in the grounds of the School and Village Hall, with refreshments and lots of seating available in the Hall if you needed a break from the excitement. Despite black-looking clouds the rain kept away, at least while we were there, so everyone could enjoy all the activities. The bar was popular and the Lucky Envelope stall had some great prizes if the envelopes you picked had a ticket in them! There were lots of things for children to have a go at including coconut shy, bouncy castle, a Lucky Dip which saw sawdust everywhere as youngsters enthusiastically dipped, or they could make a paper plane ready for a scheduled grand launch later in the day. The cake stall did a roaring trade with some beautiful-looking cakes on offer for a few pounds. For 50p you could have a calligraphy bookmark, with the name of your choice, made for you while you watched. Tenbury Town Band played centre stage so everyone got to hear the music while they looked round the bric-a-brac, plants, lots of books, or got up to date with the next phase of the Lottery funded restoration project for the church. A nice afternoon out for those who wanted to help with fundraising in a fun way.

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Teme Valley Times August 2016  

Local Paper for Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Ludlow, Bromyard, Cleobury Mortimer, Martley, Knightwick etc

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