Blue Hills Fibre Arts Festival fills Carberry Hall


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Photos By Ken Waddell

Above left-A panorama of the rainbow of colours available in fibre products at the festival

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Saturday, June 9 had all roads leading to Carberry as people from Manitoba and Sakatchewan brought their woolly wares to the Blue Hills Fibre Arts Festival.

A large number of crafters and fibre merchants set up displays among many spinners using both spinning wheels and drop spindles.

Watch NACTV listings as Val Wilson was on hand to record some of the festival on video.


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Left-A lady demonstrates an old, traditional method of spinning wool with the use of a drop spindle.

Right-This nice lady from Saskatchewan spun for hours on her traditional wheel which is believed to be Canadian made and has been in her family for generations. It features ball bearings and a double drive belt along with beautifully turned spindles.