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The Wednesday Spinners: 37 great years at Common Ground!


The Wednesday Spinners have been spinning together as a group at the Common Ground Fair since 1977. These gutsy Downeast women spin every Wednesday at each other’s homes sharing a pot of soup and lots of fascinating discussion. 

This group of over twenty women ranging in age from 8 to 80 plans to demonstrate methods of wool preparation, carding, spinning on wheels and drop spindles, knitting, and weaving, dyeing, blending, throughout the three days of the fair. They will have various pieces of equipment on hand for explaining their techniques.

They also will be doing a number of formal demonstrations in dyeing, spinning, knitting, felt balls, and tours of the dye garden. Look at fair schedule for times.

New this year, they are going to be talking about CPWs, Canadian Production Wheels, on Saturday at 10am, and welcome any and all CPWs and their owners to join them.

Throughout all three days, spinners - young and old, experienced and novice, are invited to spin at the Wednesday Spinners tent. Bring your wheel or drop spindle and some fiber to spin, and join them in the centuries old art of spinning together.

Cynthia Thayer

Wednesday Spinners Coordinator




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