Julie Mangnall has spent more than 40 years enjoying the rhythmic joy of spinning wool into yarn. She began spinning the first year she and her husband Terry were married, after he managed to get a spinning wheel ordered from Ashford in time for Christmas. They have raised purebred Columbia, Cotswold, Romney and Oxford. Even after dispersing their herd a few years ago, they have remained active with the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association. In 2021, they were named Producers of the Year for the NDLWPA for their extensive work in promoting wool in the fiber arts.
Jeanne Roster has been a hand spinner for about 17 years. She has been involved in fiber demonstrations at NDSU, North Dakota State Fair and Fort Ransom Sodbusters. Jeanne and Julie tag-team on classes at Fiber Arts Festival, Nome Schoolhouse, and other locations.