But not before a short recap of the spinning Summer!
I did continue with the Tour de Fleece while we were on holiday in Ireland. Spinning on the beach: yes, it can be done! It does get you some weird looks, but also lots of admiring smiles.
It didn't go very fast though...
Derry Peace Bridge
Derry Peace Garden
Derry Craft Village (not me, these were the girls from Knitfield)
I even managed to get some fibre-related visits in. How can you go to Ireland/Northern Ireland and nót see any linen or flax?
The Linen Museum in Lisburn didn't disappoint. Bijoux, but very complete. The big weaving looms were impressive! Staff was on hand to explain all about flax spinning and the weaving process (e.g. damask). Unfortunately, they have a no-photography rule, so, no photos...
Luckily, that was not the case in New Mills. This was small, less impressive on the inside, but in beautiful surroundings.
(luckily these are dolls, not real people...)