Spin­ning in the park en­joyed by lo­cals

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WORLD­WIDE Spin­ning in Pub­lic Day was cel­e­brated by the Val­ley Spin­ners and Craft group on Satur­day.

The group nor­mally meets once a month at the com­mu­nity hall in Gar­gett but de­cided to spin out­side Melba House on Satur­day to ac­knowl­edge the spe­cial day.

The Val­ley Spin­ners and Craft group has 30 mem­bers in to­tal and 18 of those mem­bers came to­gether to spin, knit and prac­tise em­broi­dery in the park.

Group pres­i­dent Margaret Borg said the group loved the so­cial con­nec­tions they gained from their monthly meet­ings.

“Ev­ery­one has made so many friends and we also teach each other new skills,” Mrs Borg said.

The Val­ley Spin­ners and Craft group was founded 40 years ago by five lo­cal women.

One of those found­ing mem­bers, Con­nie Mus­cat, was in at­ten­dance on Satur­day.

Mrs Mus­cat said she fell in love with spin­ning as soon as she spun her first yarn.

“Spin­ning is re­lax­ing and it’s re­ward­ing,” she said.

“I like mak­ing rugs and cloth­ing for my grand­chil­dren and rugs for my house.

“You meet a lot of in­ter­est­ing peo­ple in this group.

“There are a lot of like­minded peo­ple who en­joy craft and we’ve all got the same in­ter­ests.”

Spin­ning and then weav­ing a rug can take up to two months.

“It’s a lot of hard work but the end prod­uct is amaz­ing,” Mrs Borg said.

Photo: Rainee Shepperson

RE­LAX­ING: Inge Caslin is a mem­ber of the Val­ley Spin­ners and Craft group.

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