Spinners and Weavers Horsham open days weave their magic

HORSHAM Spinners and Weavers has enjoyed its Australia Day weekend open days with scores of people joining in the fun.

Spinners and Weavers secretary Val Pascall said the open days were a great success.

"It's been absolutely wonderful the girls have done a lot of really good work," she said.

The family-orientated day was a chance for spinners and weavers of all levels to try spinning, weaving, making felt, dyeing, crocheting or knitting.

Mrs Pascall said she was confident the group would have two or three new members after the weekend.

The open days also provided for the experienced, with a former member returning after 10 years.

Mrs Pascall said the experienced hand had not lost a beat.

Children as young as four were involved with making cords for hair ties.

The showpiece of the weekend's creations was a felted wall-hanging made by the children from Oasis Wimmera, a group for overseas migrants who have moved to Horsham.

"The rug is finished and it's amazing. We've got all the embellishments," Mrs Pascall said.

"It's going to be hung in a public area in Horsham, somewhere where the public can see it, which is really good because these children are all new immigrants."

Spinners and Weavers have two sets of open days a year with the next scheduled for winter.

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