Humankind has developed three ways of recording its existence: History, folklore and  – yarn. History is what really happened; folklore is what people believe happened; and yarns don’t care what really happened – they’re the way of keeping it all interesting! Mike Hayes – winner of the World Yarn-Spinning Championships, 1991 – embarked on a personal crusade to collect and record as many contemporary Australian yarns as possible. And no-one can tell a yarn like an Aussie.