On June 1, 2013 a team of 8 people from Germany, UK and the Netherlands attempted
to break the record for shearing a sheep, spinning and twining the yarn and knitting
a sweater. The event took place at Tuin Pension Groenewoud, Swalmen.
The team consisted of one shearer and seven knitters/spinners.
Last Monday, on May 6, two Swifters/enters were shorn by the sheep farmer Ton Dings.
The wool is of excellent quality, the staple length on the best parts is 16 cm already.Ton
Dings will bring 13 Swifters to the venue on the day. Together with shearer Albert
we can pick the best young lady who will give us her wool.
Team Groenewoud are World Champions again
They completed the Challenge in 5 hours 32 minutes and 37 seconds.
This was more than half an hour faster than their 2012 time
The results were announced on June 9, 2013 and confirm that Team Groenwoud are World
Champions for another year and have set a new Mainland Europe record and a new Netherlands
The Guinness record was not broken - but is now looking within reach.
The second fastest time was by Spinning Knitwits -Newcastle, Patterson, NSW, Australia,
who were almost one hour slower than Team Groenewoud. Third was Hitsujikouboh Masako,
Chibaken, Japan, who were over two hours slower than Team Groenewoud