- Ruth Gough
- 99/45 metre(s)
- United Kingdom (Huddersfield)
The longest thread of hand-spun wool in one hour was 99 metres and 45 centimetres (326 ft 27 in) and was achieved by Ruth Gough (UK) at the University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK on 23 September 2011. The wool was measured laid flat with no tension. Six women competed during the hour to see who would spin the longest wool: Linda Scurr, Samantha Davies, Debbie Fisher, Briony Ramsden, Linda Lewis and Ruth Gough. They are weaving the hand-spun wool into a tapestry depicting the Marie Curie logo, to commemorate the the Guinness World Records achievement and help raise awareness of the great that work Marie Curie do.