About Spinning A Yarn
The Spinning a Yarn homepage has been created to capture some of the conversations, reminiscences and stories of residents, visitors, traders and community groups as they talk about their homes, local life, family traditions and handcrafting.
Textile artist Carolyn Abbott and writer Penny Rutterford have joined some of the local groups meeting regularly in the area to provide participative workshops in creating home decorations. These crafts are inspired by the textiles and home furnishings that might have been found in Forty Hall, the home of Sir Nicholas Rainton the great textile merchant and haberdasher. The conversations, observations, words and stories which are weaved within these groups are shared on our homepage.
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Carolyn Abbott, East London based designer-maker and co-ordinator of E17 Designer
Penny Rutterford, Writer and Arts Project Manager