WOOL SPINNERS OF HAMPTONNE
Wednesdays and Sundays from May to September
10am to 4pm
Come on a journey through spinning history and marvel at the ‘Drop Spindle’ in use from the Middle Ages. Listen to the click of the ‘Walking Wheel’ used from the 1300s, the handle-driven and beautifully wood turned Jersey Wheel, through to the whir of the ‘Tradle Wheel’. Watch as the Spinners of Hamptonne skillfully turn wool into yarn, to be used for one of the most important industries in the Channel Islands – the knitting industry. At times you may also meet the Hamptonne Knitter, who will be making garments from the Hamptonne yarn.