Peggy Coffey and Twelfth Night Spinning


Peggy shares her love of fibers at MoonTree. Photos courtesy of MoonTree.
Sister Nancy Raboin is shown here giving a tour of the fiber arts studio. 

Peggy Coffey, who wrote Spin-Off's Spinner's Connection column for twelve years, has been aiding MoonTree Studios in Donaldson, Indiana, in building a creative community. Peggy has been leading weaving and spinning classes for several years. Her classes are a great contribution to MoonTree, which has a mission that blends ecology, inclusive spirituality, and creative learning. If you have had the pleasure of meeting Peggy, you will know that she is full of wonderful ideas! One of her newest inspirations was for MoonTree to hold a Twelfth Night celebration for spinners and needleworkers of all types. MoonTree invites everyone to join them for food and good company as well as show and share, games, and more. Evelyn Schwenk had this to share: "In antiquity, return to work meant return to spinning for the old maids and spinsters to eke out a living. And in the modern spirit of this holiday, while spinning means our hands are full, we can make merry doing it and start the year off right! Games and feats may include partnering with a non-spinner for team challenges in spinning, a Trivial Pursuit for textile fanatics, and a friendly fiber exchange." To join in the fun on Sunday, January 5, 2014, contact



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