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Worldwide Spin in Public Day

or WWSiPD, for short.

Saturday, September 19. Tami organized the Hillsboro spin-in at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, and it was great. Lots of spinners, under the canopies on a slightly drippy morning. There were even goodie bags! Here’s the loot:


I forgot my camera, so these are from the camera phone. Sorry.

tami melissa 2

That’s Tami on the left. She’s such an enabler. She got me started with my little Turkish drop spindle last month. Melissa is next to her.

rachel sarah

Rachel is wearing her February Lady Sweater, and winding on a niddy-noddy. (I just say these words. I’m not sure what everything is, being the new girl and all.) There were lots of wheels out, but there were also spindles.


Dana is on the right with a Turkish drop spindle. I asked her how she controls the fiber while it’s waiting to be spun. So far I’ve been throwing it over my shoulder and letting it drag on the floor, so I needed a better way to control my fiber in public. She showed me a little i-cord distaff that she made with some handspun, and then she gave me one! This will keep my fiber off the floor. Thanks, Dana! Seated are ? (didn’t catch her name, although we did have a conversation) with a top whorl spindle, Melinda, and Jessica.

cd spindle

This is a CD spindle; that works, too. I tried a top-whorl spindle that looks like the bottom whorl spindle at right. It was harder for me to get the spin going smoothly; I’m used to twirling the Turkish Delight from the top like, well, a top! But it does work. That’s Bobbie behind the spindle; she’s also an enabler, and she knows it. She was teaching kids to spin. In public!


This is Jessica with a larger Turkish spindle. She has her fiber coiled around her wrist. That works, too.

Do you spin? Did you spin in public today? Where? Enquirin’ minds wanna know!