At the end of August the first spinning training took place in the workshop of the newly founded weaver's association in Umden, Ri-Bhoi-District. 15 men and women have been trained in the new method of using a ring spinning wheel for silk fibers. The new method to spin is more efficient than the traditional method of spinning with the drop spindle (takli). So we hope that the yarn production in Ri-Bhoi will increase a lot, especially by a further dissemination of the use of ring spinning wheels.
Three wheels were donated by German clients of Seidentraum to the association. Many thanks for the donations that facilitate three women to earn their livelihood by spinning eri silk yarn.