8 Apr 2024

Textile Tuesdays, a special gathering in suburban Auckland

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 8 April 2024

Each week a group of people gather at Avondale Library to work with wool that was destined to be destroyed.

The wool comes from a farm north of Auckland, and is burned when there is no market for it as a product.

'Textile Tuesdays' started small, but is growing as more people come along to learn how to spin, knit, crochet or sew for free.

We speak to  award-winning designer Liz Mitchell and Jill Ferrell - the passionate spinner who set this initiative up over a year ago.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles