Spin in Public Day: September 15th, 2012
|Spinning at Old Economy Village. Costumes are welcome but not required for Spin in Public Day. Photo courtesy of OEV.|
Worldwide Spin in Public Day, first held in 2009, was organized by a group of spinners who hoped to bring greater attention to the handspinning community. They hope the annual event "educates the public about our love of spinning, opens minds and hearts to what we love, and allows us to meet new people, get together, and just have a really fun day!" Gatherings have been scheduled in Austria, Australia, Sweden, and the United States. The Birmingham and District Guild of Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers (England) is planning a demonstration in Birmingham's City Centre.
Spinners in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area are invited to spend the day spinning at Old Economy Village, a historic Harmonist settlement and museum. The event is being organized by Mary Malyszka, a museum volunteer and spinner. Mary read about Spin in Pubic Day on Ravelry and approached the museum about hosting an event. She says, "I thought it would be great fun to have a bunch of area spinners get together in this historic setting." Mary and the museum staff are looking forward to their first Spin in Public Day.
Are you participating in Spin in Public Day? If you would like to share pictures and stories about the event, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you!