After the fires

AustraliaFires201390x70The recent devastating bush fires in Australia have caused much suffering and loss. In Coonabarabran, NSW, 53 homes were destroyed including Liz Taylor's home and wool studio. Liz together with Janelle and Lois (who also lost buildings in the fires) worked at the Wool Studio holding workshops and welcoming groups.


All their equipment was destroyed. But a generous donation from the Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers on the Isle of Wight, UK and with help from Ashford dealer Pat Gledhill of Spun Out and us here in Ashburton, has replaced some of the equipment lost. Although rebuilding will take time, at least the spinners and weavers so badly affected know they are in our thoughts and can find some comfort in their crafts.


From left: Pat from Spun Out and Liz, Lorraine and Janelle

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