Woolly thinking at Danby

Examples of the type of woollen goods to be on display at the open day.
Examples of the type of woollen goods to be on display at the open day.

North Eastern Textiles is holding its third annual open day at Danby Village Hall on Sunday, to celebrate local natural fibres from the Humber to the Tees.

There will be artists and producers demonstrating spinning, feltmaking, rag rugging, knitting, peg loom weaving, and stained glass throughout the day.

There will be two demonstrations of fleece-sorting at midday and 2pm.

To show hand spinners and felt makers what to look for in a fleece and how to sort and wash a fleece before spinning, feltmaking or weaving.

There will be a selection of fleeces for sale from local producers showing the wide range of wool produced in the area.

Locally produced wool and fleece from Ryedale and the North Yorks Moors and mohair from Hambleton will be for sale as well as exotic fibres, hand-dyed fibres, yarns and hand-crafted goods.

It will be a great day for finding out about wool production and uses, and an opportunity for people wanting to know more about these crafts and to even have a go.

Bring your spinning wheel or drop spindle for the spin in.

Entrance to the event, which runs from 11am to 4pm, is free and refreshments will be available.

For more information contact Phillippa Joad at (01751) 432817.