The Potluck Spinners and Weavers are a non-profit society, we promote and
enjoy heritage skills such as spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, felting,
and the list goes on. We meet often, eat much and provide unlimited support
and enthusiasm to fellow fibre artisans.
In an effort to encourage people to explore these heritage skills and teach
the public about all the things related to fibre, we spin in public at least
once a month. Spin-off Magazine, an international spinning magazine
published by Interweave Press began a campaign for public Spin-Outs as a
part of their 25th Anniversary in 2002. The Potluck Spinners and Weavers
took the challenge very seriously.
In August we took over the sidewalk outside of the museum in Canning. We
practiced our French at the Grand Pre Historic site in September, enjoyed
the smells of fresh coffee and baking at JustUS! Coffee outside Wolfville in
October. In November we gathered 45 spinners together at the Stonehame
Lodge in Pictou for the 2nd Annual Maritime Spinning Retreat, and kept Santa
company at the County Fair Mall in New Minas in December. Our last public
spinning was at the Wolfville Library, and thank goodness that they were
able to bend the rules about noise because we can get a little rowdy!
The Potluck Spinners and Weavers will be gathering for their monthly
Spin-Out on Friday, February 7th, 2003. Bring your spinning wheel, spindle
or simply join us from 2pm to 3:30pm to see a bit of the past and the
present at Ski Martock, Windsor, Nova Scotia. We will be sitting by the
fire, enjoying the view of 600 feet of mountain, such a perfect setting for
wheels and wool.
Take a look at Ski Martock’s web site, check the trail conditions, plan a
days skiing or see the view of the mountain on the snowcam.
If you are in Nova Scotia or would like to visit during our public spinning
days, or any time for that matter, drop me an email, we’d love to have you.
All the best,