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Grace O'Neill Spinning

12:30 pm - INDOOR WORKSHOPS PAVILION 1 "From Sheep to Shawl - A History of How Yarn Changed the World.

The Science of String changed the world. Its discovery and use is one of the cornerstones of human civilisation. Learn all about the rich history of hand-spinning in the 45- minute talk. Learn about the best uses of Irish sheep breed fleeces. Learn how different cultures around the world have spun fibre into yarn and cloth.


Grace will be taking you through the equipment and technique of spinning. Find out where the creative art of hand-spinning is in 2019 with the spread of information across the internet encouraging people all across the world to create beautiful pieces.

The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be demonstrating spinning and weaving in the Crafts tent.

Find out how you can get involved, participate in classes, become a member and hire the guild equipment by stopping by and having more one to one chats about these incredibly addictive crafts.