Renowyth's Ravellings

My parents were very active in Revolutionary War reenacting when I was a child. I spent most of my summer weekends in 18th Century encampments, recreating history. When I was about 8, I spent the weekend at the feet of someone giving a spinning demonstration. She taught me to spin using wool and a drop spindle. When I returned home, I found a top I had made at the Boston Children's Museum and some doll stuffing from my Mom and started spinning. The next day, my Dad took me to a local yarn and fiber store and bought me my first set of hand cards, a drop spindle, and a bag of wool. I have been practicing the craft ever since.


Spinning demonstration at the Paul Revere House

I have given spinning demonstrations at craft fairs, such as the Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival, historic sites, such as the Paul Revere House in Boston, and schools. I can talk about the mechanics of spinning as well as the historic importance of the craft for far longer than most people probably care to listen.


Spinning display at Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival

I can do demonstrations and classes in modern clothes as well.


Drop in spinning at MA Sheep and Wool Festival

I gave a presentation at the Charles River Museum of Innovation and Industry in June of 2022.

If you are interested in including a spinning demonstration at your festival or event, please contact me.