Pat Mulcahy and Margaret Tyler of San Diego County Spinners will be our guest speakers in August.
San Diego County Spinners is a group dedicated to fiber, friendship, and fund raising for cancer research. Since 2012 they have participated in the International Back to Back Wool Challenge, a competition which not only promotes wool using the ancient skills of blade shearing, spinning and knitting but also raises funds for cancer research.
San Diego County Spinners became a team for the Back to Back Wool Competition in 2011. A team consists of one blade shearer, one sheep, and seven hand spinners and knitters. The San Diego County Spinners team practices throughout the year. The Challenge is a timed event in which they shear the sheep, spin and ply a sweater-weight yarn and then knit an adult-sized, long sleeve sweater, all in the same day. Identical pattern and rules are used worldwide. San Diego County Spinners began to compete in 2012, being the only USA recorded team since 1996. In 2015 they set a new USA record of 8 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds. In 2016 they won the Brigadoon Trophy for most funds collected for Cancer research. 2019 is the 25thAnniversary of the International Back to Back Wool Competition. The San Diego County Spinners team competition took place April 27 at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center. How did they do this year? Did they beat their 2015 record time?
Come to the August meeting and find out about the International Back to Back Wool Challenge and this amazing group of women.
For more information about San Diego County Spinners check Facebook or their Ravelry Group.