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Hilltop Spinners gather for meeting at the Westfield Crossroads

July 2, 2012

WESTFIELD-The Hilltop Spinners is a group of people who have kept the art of making yarn with spinning wheels. The group meets on the second Saturday of the even months in various locations. The spinners group, which began in 1978, meets to discuss recently made homespun yarn and items produced from the homespun yarn. Spinning fibers has been going on for centuries, and people depended on the spinning wheel to make yarn for their clothing, blankets and other household items. Spinning wheels were on ships, as yarn was used in making sails. There are many different kinds of spinning wheels and the main idea of making yarn is to twist the fibers to give the yarn its strength.



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