NISSWA - The Aitkin Dyed in the Wool Spinners will be spinning and demonstrating textile techniques at the Nisswa Pioneer Village from 11 a.m. to 4 June 21. Questions on spinning and spinning wheels will be answered. Members will have items on display and for sale.
The Dyed in the Wool Spinners have been spinning around Aitkin for more than 20 years. Members who will be spinning at the Nisswa event are Beth Delfs, Dianne Fulton, Sheryl Gormley, Rosemary Haack, Joan Haglund, Darlene Hofius, Audrey "Midge" Johnson, Linda Larson, Audrey Mate, Linda Milton and Becky Savey.
The Aitkin Dyed in the Wool Spinners will be spinning and demonstrating textile techniques at the Nisswa Pioneer Village on June 21.
Delfs, a resident artist from Aitkin, teaches fiber arts to grade-school kids. Fulton, of Aitkin, has a small flock of sheep and spins and knits her wool into felted hats and mittens. Gormley, of Backus, raises angora rabbits and operates Starwood Stores, which features her yarns and hand-spun, hand-knit items. Haack, of Longville and Clinton, Iowa, teaches basket-making and spinning techniques. Hofius, of Pine River, a longtime angora goat producer, sells wool dyes to spinners and rug hookers. Haglund, a retired textile engineer, quilts, weaves and knits. Johnson, of Aitkin, is the owner and operator of an art and frame business. Nord Lake Reflections also raises sheep and demonstrates old-time crafts at various events. Larson, of Pillager, enjoys knitting, spinning and weaving. Mate, of Aitkin, is known for spinning fine yarns and raises sheep and angora goats. Milton, of Pequot Lakes, spins and teaches knitting. Savey, of Pine River, spins and demonstrates old time crafts at local events.
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