Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet the Participants Part II - Ruth McCartney

Ruth is an Inishowen woman, born and bred. She grew up in Moville and currently resides in Carndonagh. She most recently established the 'Yarn Spinners of Inishowen' knitting circle. She became involved with the Carbon Footprint Project when Seema stopped by the knitting circle one day and taught the group to spin. Ruth had already been an avid drop spindler and promptly became hooked on spinning on the wheel almost as soon as Seema showed her the joys of using her Ashford wheel. Now Ruth spins when she should be doing other things and buys wheels and fleece instead of food.

Ruth has been our local 'in' on the project and has truly been invaluable. We appreciate every ounce of work and enthusiasm that she puts into it and wouldn't possibly know what to do with out her!

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