‘Spin In’ draws 41 spinners to Barriere

The 1st Annual ‘Spin In’ was held on Apr. 10 at the Blue Jar Coffee Bar and Bistro in Barriere

Pictured are some of the ‘Spin In’ participants.

Pictured are some of the ‘Spin In’ participants.

The 1st Annual ‘Spin In’ was held on Apr. 10 at the Blue Jar Coffee Bar and Bistro in Barriere.  Forty-one  people took part, coming from many communities including Kamloops and 100 Mile House for the all day event.

The day was filled with spinning (knitting for some), visiting, and a great sharing of ideas, techniques and everything related to fiber arts.

Three fiber art vendors were also on site; Melanie Stutt, Mary Ann Smith, and Ann Carmichael.

Everyone agreed it was a “fabulous event” and that organizer Darlene Hagen had done “a great job”; so much so that attendees are already asking, “When will the 2nd Annual Spin In take place?”

“I was impressed with the setup and the turn-out,” said area resident Elli Kohnert, who stopped it to see the Spin In. “What a great event – there was hardly room to walk through to the end of the room.  So many happy faces, busy hands and everyone having a good time visiting.”