Hungarian spinners gather for a Day of Wool


Anett in her happy place—surrounded by wool! Photos courtesy of Anett Veg.
Demonstrations at the Day of Wool inspired many to try spindle spinning.

Last week, a group of Hungarian fiber artists gathered for a Day of Wool at a cultural center in Budapest. This event, like last fall's Day of Wool, was organized by Adrienn Horváth and Erzsebet Saringer. Many people from the local community stopped by the event to check out the fiber arts demonstrations and join the fun.


Anett taught Adrienn (pictured above) to spin several years ago. Adrienn now enjoys passing the skill forward. 

Among the demonstrators and vendors was the talented Anett Veg, whose passion for spindle spinning is contagious! Anett is a lifelong knitter and learned to spin about five years ago using online resources.  She leads a very full life in Budapest as a translator, university student, and mother. Anett manages to fit as much fiber into the nooks and crannies of her busy days by knitting on the train, spindle-spinning in public, and even choosing a textile topic for her thesis. She is studying the effect the Internet has had on crafting, particularly knitting, and its popularity. 


See Anett in action spreading the spindle-love on her blogwhere you can also see (and purchase) her beautiful hand-dyed combed tops.




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