It was sent by Dora Wigg and this is a gist of what she said...
In the 1960's there was a Forum that met in The Old George and then The White Lion. They had regular speakers ,one of which was Mary Osbourn. Mary had worked in the poorest areas of London pre 1939 and had met Mahatma Ghandi on one of his visits. He gave his spinning wheel to Mary and taught her how to spin wool.
|Wool dyed from old dyes found on a shipwreck.|
After a few years Dora taught 7 year olds at the local primary school how to spin with the most basic of spindle, a potatoe with a stick in it. She also taught them how to weave on backstrap looms with a heddle made from lollipop sticks. Dora called her lessons 'from wool to jumper'. One of the school inspectors was so impressed that he encouraged Dora to write a book, which she did.
|French version of 'Let's Weave' by Dora Wigg|
|Waistcoat made by Jan Macmillan.|