Tamar Valley Connection
Glenda Burrows and the
Tamar Valley Spinners
were quite taken with the adventure and excitement of me traveling South for spinning yarn, and though they could
not accompany me on the voyage, the next best thing was to accompany me in Spirit and in Tops….
Tops being the already washed, combed and carded fibre, free from any contamination factors and
suitable for spinning yarn in Antarctica.
Combining a large handful or each person, we employed a drum carder to thoroughly mix and churn the assortment into some kind of order. Knowing
that luggage space was at a premium, the aim was to create a batt small enough to be carried yet representative
of all the good wishes, hopes and dreams of the contributing spinners.
The resultant batt was christened “Antarctic Sunrise” and it came with me to the Southern Ocean
where it duly appeared on deck for me to begin spinning yarn, at the appropriate time. (ie: with icebergs in
I think the colours are pretty realistic, don’t you?
Thank you to all the Tamar Valley contributors:
Glenda Burrows, Blanche Bejah, Lynne Heathcote,
rbara Hogben, Di Kearney, Judy Dalton, Eileen Harris,
Sue Jansen, Isabella Burnes, Angela Fox, Prue Wright, Ruth Johansen, Dean Rivett.