Spinning in the park enjoyed by locals
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.
RELAXING: Inge Caslin is a member of the Valley Spinners and Craft group.