Spinning, weaving and a good yarn

Forgetting their worries...Gore Spinners and Weavers Group (back left) treasurer Diana Rickerby and president Nancy Inch (front from left) outgoing treasurer Lesley Duffell, outgoing president Isabel Walker and secretary Beverley Brookland enjoy some handcraft ‘‘therapy’’ at the group’s annual meeting last week. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

“You can’t be cranky when you’re spinning,” Isabel Walker says.

The Gore Spinners and Weavers Group met last week for its annual meeting.

The group welcomed new office bearers president Nancy Inch and treasurer Diane Rickerby and thanked outgoing president Isabel Walker and treasurer Lesley Duffell. Secretary Beverley Brookland continues in her role.

Mrs Walker said although it had not been easy meeting this year given the Covid-19 situation, there had been some pluses.

“We’ve noticed a resurgence in people being interested in spinning and knitting,” she said.

Taking part in handcrafts was good therapy.

“You’re chilling out.

“You can forget your worries when you’re talking to your mates for a wee while.

“You can’t be cranky when you’re spinning.”

The group had about 30 members, but some met at night instead of during the day.

The group was always open to new members and people did not need to be able to spin, knit or weave before they turned up.

“We’re happy to share our skills.”