Spinners and Handicraft mustering support for Rural Fire Service


With spinnaker wheels turning and needles clacking, the Orange Spinner and Handicraft Group are a hive of activity.

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After the “great success” of the group’s fibre muster earlier this month, the group have donated $1000 to the Canobolas Zone Rural Fire Service (RFS).

The fibre muster, which was a market where the focus was on wool or yarn products and equipment, was held on May 5 at Kenna Hall.

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Orange Spinner and Handicraft Group's Sharelle Cartwright, Dawn Williams and Clivia Frieden in action.

Orange Spinner and Handicraft Group president Clivia Frieden said there was wide support for the fibre muster.

“We had stallholders from all over the state and interstate,” she said.

“We also had workshops for weaving and croqueting and it was a big day and we held a big raffle as part of that day, the proceeds were given to the RFS.”

Mrs Frieden said the decision to donate the $1000 to the RFS was not a difficult one.

“It was because of the fires at Mount Canobolas and Belerada Creek earlier this year, and a lot of people we know were affected by those fires so we wanted to help where we could,” she said.