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It's an art form with that Old World  Feeling. It was especially popular in Colonial Times.

In Wilton, Scott, Ava, and Jon Hull are avid spinners. They have several exquisite looking spinning wheels, and spin with fiber from sheep, alpacas, and llamas.

They also get angora from their pet rabbit Pebbles.

Scott Hull says every spinning wheel has its own beauty. Each spinner has rhythm.  Some pedal the wheel with both feet. Others use the one pedal approach.  

The family makes colorful yarn. Often, the end products are hats, scarves, sweaters, and socks. Ava Hull says spinning is a great way for a family to express its self- sufficiency.

Ava has not purchased scarves, hats, and mittens in ten years. Instead, she has made them.

Speed on the wheel often dictates how much yarn can be made in a certain amount of time.

Some of the older spinning wheels are antiques. Scott repairs them from time to time.

The family says spinning is a craft, an art form, and a great stress reliever.

Ava Hull says spinning just speaks to your soul!

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