Marnie (Margaret) Kelly is best known for her delightful spinning and dyeing skills and the development of her well regarded shop Touch Yarns, now with a third generation of family working in the business. Marnie describes her early life, and how she came to live and work in Alexandra, Earnscleugh and Clyde. She details the historic buildings she has purchased, in particular the building located on Sunderland St, Clyde, which doubled as the Touch Yarns shop. She describes the significant process of restoring the building to its former glory, and the history of the neighbouring buildings along the street, dating back to the 1880s.

Interviewer: Jo Wilson
Interview Dates:
March & June 2021

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