11 October, 2013

October 11 Talented, industrious teen

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A small feature on 14 yr old Nellie Leersen from Eddington State School told how she cleans and spins the wool from the fleece from the sheep on her farm, then makes garments for her younger siblings, using a spinning wheel propelled by a foot pedal. Many of her exhibits have attracted attention in schools’ exhibitions in Melbourne and Bendigo.

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