Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Not that kind of spinster! Sue is a craftsperson who spins wool into yarn (she's been married to Howard for years). In fact, she carries her craft from growing the wool, in her case Angora Rabbits, through spinning to weaving to finished product.

Sue is a ranger/interpreter with the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, and frequently represents the park at festivals and events in the area. She brings along a couple of rabbits each time, which sit quietly near her spinning wheel while she plucks fur from them as she spins.

Holding the spinning yarn in her right hand, she deftly plucks a patch of fur with her left and merges it with the turning thread of yarn. It looks easy; I'm sure it's not as easy as she makes it look.


  1. Now I've seen it all: spinning live in more ways than one.

  2. I am sure it is not so easy and that it takes lots of practice.