Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Spun Gold at Hereford Library

When I was in Hereford last, I found the time to visit the latest exhibition at the Library. Spun Gold is all about wool, particularly from the local Ryeland Sheep, and it's really very good. It covers spinning - and there was a rather interesting table spinning wheel on display, used by turning a handle (I think I'd have problems with that, as I generally need both hands on the fleece!). There was weaving, on an upright loom that anyone could have a go at, and a peg loom. There was art - a student project jazzing up boring woollen jumpers and some wild wool bikinis. As well as history about shepherding and other uses of wool, such as in insulation.
Just the thing for a rainy Saturday morning!

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