Monday, July 26, 2010

Skein Reel and Cotton in Hanks


DH bought this wonderful reel made in Tasmanian Blackwood. My sister and I and DH decided to visit the old town of Bothwell in the central southern highlands. It is where the "Spin In" is held , we were not disappointed. With the  Spinning wheels whirring and the "wool Knit off "  needles flying and lots of laughter, the day soon ended, but not before a cuppa, and look around the stalls.
After buying various hand spun wool and patterns, and you guessed it a spinning wheel to boot we made our way back home...http://www.bothwellspinin.com/spinin/

3 comments:

Dorothy said...

Oooohhhh ... lucky you !!!! Do you have a wool winder to go with it ? Sounds like a fun kind of day - is it held often or just once a year?

pattas said...

I have put a link into the the site if you would like to visit it. I haven't quite got the hang of linking to a word. LOl.
I do have a wool winder, but of the old style, still works...

Maria said...

Love this swift and made out of beautiful Australian timber. Been keeping my eye out, but nothing as nice to be seen.