German

September is a month when we see lots of spiders.  At the Medical University in Hannover tests have been carried out on the use of spiders’ silk as a way to repair damaged nerves too big to respond to usual treatment.  The web of the golden orb spider is more tear-resistant than nylon and has antibacterial properties.  So, in future we may find ourselves being patched up with spiders’ webs.  The German for spider is Spinne – just what they do best!  In the group we just carry on spinning our own yarns.  Sylvia Mountford.