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(For Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and Anyone Interested in Fiber)
Includes the USA, Canada and the UK

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Arizona: "The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 East Presidio Rd., and are open to the public. General meeting begins at 9:30 am, with the Program beginning at 11:00. Evening meetings are also held monthly. Visit our website at www.thsg.org for Guild events. Our biennial Fashion Show is scheduled for March 12, 2011." Contact Carolyn Webb for more information.
Arizona: "The Telarana Weavers and Spinners meet at the Outreach Center of the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Main, Mesa, AZ on the Second Wednesdays of the month (Sept.-May) at 7pm. We feature a monthly program as well as Show and Tell." Contact Nancy Wanek at 480-993-8584 for more information.
Arizona: "Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild Inc. Meets first Saturday Oct/May, 10:00a.m., AAG Building, 8912 N. 4th St., Phoenix AZ." Contact B. Goodrich for more information.
California: "California. Squaw Valley. Bear Mt. Fiber Arts Group. Monthly. First and second Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 PM and last two Sundays of the month from 10 AM to 4 PM. Sunday meetings are pot luck.

Meeting place: Bear Mountain Library. 30733 E. Kings Canyon Road, Squaw Valley, CA. (on Highway 180)." Contact Bspinlace@gmail.com for more information.


California: "Columbia: Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners. 10 am, 2nd Tuesday of the month at Eagle Cottage, Columbia State Historic Park. We meet every month, are always looking for new members, have wonderful programs and hopefully a couple of workshops every year. We would like feedback from folks if they can't meet at this time of day, we are looking into a quarterly meeting planned for Saturdays. We also have a spinning group that gets together every 4th Tuesday at member's homes. Anyone can come." Contact Shar for more information.
California: "Oxnard: The Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild holds meetings, educational programs, and workshops on the 4th Saturday of the month January to October from 9:30am - Noon at 714 Del Norte Blvd. units #115-120 Oxnard, California". Contact Elizabeth Souza for more information.
California: "The Hangtown Fibers Guild in Placerville meets every third Thursday, 9:30am to 2pm at the Grange on Smith Flat Road, Placerville." Contact Conrad Tracy at (530) 626-1215 for more information.
California: "Redlands: The Inland Empire Handweavers Guild holds meetings with noted speakers and instructors. Several workshops a year. We meet on the second Monday of each month (except July/August) 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the San Bernardino County Museum: 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, (California St. Exit on I". Contact Jeanne Walker or call 909-820-3525 for more information.
California: "Ukiah, California - Yokayo Textile Guild. Meet 1st Saturday of the month September - June usually (but not always!) at Mendocino College Weaving Room. Many workshops including dying, weaving and felting. New members always welcome." Contact Joanie Stevens for more information.
District of Columbia, Washington, DC:"Join us every Thursday at 7 PM at Esoterica of Leesburg for our ongoing spinning circle. All levels of expertise are welcome - total beginners will be given as much help as they need to get started spinning. $15.00 drop-in fee pays for use of the facility, coffee/tea/cookies and the services of our instructor, Ashley Wells of Willowhawk Farm, or buy a series of six for $90.00 (you pick the weeks; they needn't be continguous) and get a seventh session free. Bring a wheel if you have one, or a drop spindle or we can show you how to make a spindle out of cheap craft-store items. Wool ready to spin is available for sale from the instructor. Leesburg is 30 miles west of Washington DC." Contact Jane or visit http://www.esotericaofleesburg.com for information and driving directions.
Idaho: "We are the Fiber Freaks and Friends of Garden Valley, Idaho. We meet on the third Sunday of each month from noon until 4pm at one member's home, in Garden Valley/Crouch. Spinning, knitting, weaving, hooking - anything fiber we love. Please come join us if you can." Contact Karla Russell for more information.
Idaho: "The Southeast Idaho Fiber Arts Guild in Pocatello, Idaho (USA) meets on a monthly basis on Saturdays. However, a smaller group of us also meets on Tuesday evenings at a member's home. Another small group meets in Inkom (about 10 miles south of Pocatello) on Thursday afternoons." Contact Becky Stevens for more information. Becky can also be reached via phone at either of the following phone numbers: (208) 237-4502 at home, and (208) 282-3537 at work.
Illinois: "St Clair Fiber Guild meets in O'Fallon IL the last Thursday of every month at the O'Fallon Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Members represent several surrounding counties of southwestern Illinois and the St Louis metro east. Guests and visitors are always welcome". Contact St. Clair Fiber Guild for more information or visit their website at http://www.geocities.com/stclairfiberguild."
Illinois: "Moonspinners Spinning and Weaving Guild meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the meeting hall of the Orangeville Methodist Church, Church St., Orangeville Illinois 61060. This is a very welcoming, friendly group of fiber enthusiasts who meet monthly to share their fiber ideas, knowledge and joy in an informal setting. Please join us won't you?!" Contact Char Foley 815-963-5186 or Nancy Jones 815-563-4911 PO Box 5 Cedarville, Illinois, 61013 for more information or call (715) 344-4104.
Illinois: "After Hours Weavers: Western suburbs of Chicago, DuPage, Kane, Cook, and Will counties primarily. Our meetings are a weekday evening 7:30-9:30 PM usually during the third week of the month. We meet in members houses. This guild is approx. 50 years old. New members are always welcome." Contact Nancy McKenna for more information or visit their web site HERE for more information.
Illinois: "Our guild Shearfun Fiber Guild has been meeting for the past 10 years. We started out in our homes and now meet when we can at the Town Hall in Steward, IL, usally on a Tues. or Thurs. evening from 6:30 to 10PM. Carol Hanson, 1465 Riverview Road, Amboy, IL 61310. Steward is about 2 hours west of Chicago, IL just off Route 39." Contact Carol Hanson for more information or call 815-857-2490.
Illinois: "Another guild that meets at Illinois Valley Community College in LaSalle, IL (again just off Route 39) known as Illinois Valley Weavers Guild (also for spinners). We meet every third Saturday from 1 - 3PM, except in January and February. This one the guys maybe interested as we have gentlemen members." Contact Mary Beth Barton, 3435 East 25th Road, Marseilles, IL 61341, 815-496-2468.
Indiana: "M5th Saturday Spin-Ins at Teasel Hill Angoras, 3286 N 50 W, Columbia City, IN 46725. Come on Jan.29, April 30, July 30, Oct.29, from 10-4 to sit and spin and share your projects. Bring a dish to pass. Visit the Angora goats" For more information, contact Julie Davidson or call 260-244-1905."
Maryland: "Third Thursdays of each month, all are invited to join the rug hookers who gather at Forestheart Studio in Woodsboro (near Frederick). Meetings generally run 10 or 11 am til 1:30 pm, followed by an optional one hour yoga session. Bring your hooking and a sandwich. We take turns bringing drinks and a snack. Recent guest speaker was Abby Vakay (March 2001). A Saturday meeting is planned for June 2, 2001 and a retreat is possible." Contact owner@forestheart.com or call 301-845-4447.
Massachusetts: "The Cranberry Country Weavers Guild meets in West Bridgewater, MA, at the West Bridgewater Public Library. We meet from 10:00am to 2:00 on the third Wednesday of the Month. Each meeting has a speaker and/or fiber and weaving topic discussed and or demonstrated. Visit our website www.cranberrycountryweavers.com, for our upcoming program." Contact Ro Spinelli for more information.
Massachusetts: "Cape Cod Spinners' Guild Saturday Meeting at the Museum of Natural History, Rte 6A, Brewster, MA will be held in the auditorium on March 19, 2005, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Bring your wheel and fiber to spin with us!" Contact Sandra Wilkins for more information.
Massachusetts: "We call ourselves The Roving Spinners. We are located in Western Massachusetts (Worthington, Cummington, Plainfield, Ashfield area) Our group is VERY informal. There are about 14-20 members and we get together to spin, knit, crochet, play with fiber, drink tea, eat treats, and talk. We meet every other Tuesday evening at about 7ish pm and break off somewhere between 9 and 10 pm and rotate houses, although members don't have to host a meeting if they can't or don't want to. (For instance, my house is far too loud and infested with many wonderful children, dogs, and other assorted beasties, including my oldest boy's pet rooster in the kitchen. Spinning group is never at my house {;>} We have a meeting this evening (3/20/01) and that means every other Tuesday from today, but sometimes it changes Tuesdays if the weather fouls us up. We always welcome new members." Contact Jamie Bishop for more information.
Massachusetts: "Westford, MA: We are starting a new spinning group and will be meeting on second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Westford Museum." For more information or to get updates and notices on this spinning group join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westfordspinners/" Contact JLynne Chantler for more information.
Missouri: "New guild in South West Missouri---Fiber Folks of Southwest Missouri, we meet every other month, next meeting will be August 4 at Aurora Library from 10-3 with a covered dish luncheon. Our meeting times and places change so no one drives a long distance each time." Contact Darlene Megli for more information.
New Hampshire: "New Hampshire Spinners and Dyers Guild." Contact Nancee Harrigan, South Hill Road RR2 Box 288A, Colebrook, NH 03576 for more information.
New Jersey: "The Palisades Guild of Spinners and Weavers meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library. Our dues are $30 for the year (September through June); the guest fee for non-members is $5 per meeting. We also have a spinning group and a weavers' study group that meets monthly at members' homes." Contact Elisa Eiger for more information.
New York: "New York City - Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers, Staten Island, NY, meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 in the basement of P.S. 28 in Historic Richmond Town. We always welcome new members, and we're a very friendly group." Contact Barbara for more information.
New York: New York: "Colonie, NY: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 36th Annual Show & Sale. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows, weaving and spinning demos. Free admission.

Event Hours

Thursday, November 20 from 2 pm - 9 pm
Friday, November 21 from 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday, November 22 from 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 23 from 12 pm - 4 pm

Event Location: Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Newtonville (Colonie), NY 12128.

Contact

Megan MacBride for more information.


North Carolina: "Rockingham County Weavers and Fiber Arts Guild meets in Reidsville, NC the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 pm at the Agricultural Building 525 NC 65. We serve the towns of Madison, Mayodan, Eden, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Greensboro and Caswell County. We have a different fiber program each month. Most are free. Our programs include: batik, weaving, spinning, knitting, paper making, marbling, dyeing, color theory, making clay buttons for clothing, introduction to looms and more. We also participate in many local festivals." Contact Beth Lanier for more information.
Oregon: "Brookings, Oregon: SHEEP-TO-SHAWL WOMEN'S RETREAT: April 4-6, 2014 at the CHETCO RIVER INN located in Brookings, Oregon. Imagine spending a picturesque weekend, off-grid overlooking the emerald Chetco River, with wonderful women, sheep and fun! Not only will you observe sheep shearing, but you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on cleaning, carding, spinning, knitting & weaving, as well as felting both wet & dry methods. All levels are welcome. Classes will be taught by Sandra McDonald & Cynthia Schaumburg, owners of the WILD RIVERS WOOL FACTORY in Langlois, Oregon. Reservations please Email to book your space or visit thechetcoriverinn.com." Contact CHETCO RIVER INN for more information.
South Carolina: "Apex/Cary, NC: Triangle Treadlers meets on the 2nd Thurs. every month in members' homes, and we're now in our 7th year of spinning along. We also have a Knit Night on the 4th Tuesday of every month, also in members' homes." Contact Judy for more information.
Ohio: "Meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 at the Olde Yarn Loft. Knitting, Spinning, Weaving. Located at the Olde Yarn Loft 6425 State Rt 668 Somerset, in central Ohio (Perry County." Contact Appalachia Fiber Guild of Ohio, P.O. Box 877, Somerset, Ohio 43783, 740-743-3261" Contact Kim Christman for more information..
Ohio: "River Cities Fiber Clan meets the fourth Monday of the month, 6:00 to 9:00ish at First Southern Baptist Church, 113 Collins Ave, South Point, OH 45680." Contact Mitzi Ross or visit their web site HERE for more information..
Ohio: "Black Swamp Spinner's Guild, Bowling Green, Ohio, meets the 2nd Tues of every month at the Wood County Historical Museum, Bowling Green, Ohio 10AM-3M." Contact Deb Yeagle, President or Janice Ryan, Vice President for more information..
Ohio: "Malabar Spinning & Weaving Guild. Located at Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas. We have open work area in the Agriculture Library house basement. That is open every Monday from 11am-4pm. We also have Monthly Meetings with a speaker. The first Tuesday of the month. We do just about every fiber art that is known. Weaving, Spinning, Knitting, Crocheting, Bobbin Lace, Tatting, Rug Hooking, Soap Making and Basket Weaving." Contact Anne or Sally for more information..
Oklahoma: "Tulsa Handspinners Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Martin Library." Contact Diana Hartzmann, 918/438-0369. for more information..
Oregon: "23rd Annual Spring Fiber Sale: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 10am-4pm, Abernathy Grange, Oregon City, Oregon." Contact Eveline or visit www.springfibersale.com for more information.
Pennsylvania: "The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild meets on the second Sunday of each month in the Lewisburg, PA area, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m." Contact Kathy Wagner for program details. for more information..
Tennessee: "Lawrenceburg: Sheep to Shawl Seminar. 9am to 5pm class covering all the steps of making a shawl from begingin to end. It is a class that teaches you about shearing, sorting, washing, picking, carding, spinning, and weaving. It will be held on November 8, 2008 in Lawrence County TN (70 miles south of Nashville)." Contact Jill Wood for more information.
Tennessee: "Amish Country Spinners of Middle Tennessee group meets every first Saturday of the month. We meet at different homes in the area" Contact Jill Wood for more information.
Texas: "The Spinning Guild, Fredericksburg, Texas meets every third Saturday at the Pioneer Museum; also bi-monthly business meetings. Contact Ruth Davis, 347 Woodland Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624." Contact Ruth Davis, 347 Woodland Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, for more information.
Texas: "(Houston), The Contemporary Handweavers of Houston meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding June and July) at 7pm at 4141 S. Braeswood. We are a large and lively group with smaller study groups, an annual sale, and a number of workshops and special programs." Contact information@weavehouston.org for more information.
Texas: "(South Fort Worth/Arlington/Burleson Area) Burleson Area Fiber Artists meet for a Fiber Therapy group at J.J. Mocha's, formerly Mountain Mudd, (817-426-0300) in Burleson's Old Town District on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All portable fiber arts are welcome. Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Needlework, etc. Come to craft or watch and learn! Directions, regularly updated information and photos can be found on our public announcement page at www.fibertherapy.groups.vox or call group spokesperson at 817-426-3711."
Vermont: "Southern Vermont Yarn Crafters Guild meet at Mountainspun Farm & fiber arts studio Whitingham VT 2nd Thursday monthly from 7-9 pm; We welcome all levels of crafters in handspinning, frame loom weaving, needlepoint, knitting, crochet, rug hooking (with yarn), any craft involving yarn." Contact Mountainspun Farm for more information.
Vermont: "The River Spinners guild meets on the first Thursday of each month in the community room of the Brattleboro Savings and Loan in Brattleboro, Vermont from 7-9 pm. A mid-month meeting is also held at a member's home each month." Contact Linda Diak for more information or call 802-843-1103.
Virginia: "Northern Neck, VA has the Five Rivers Fiber Guild for artisans or would be artisans of the fiber arts: spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting, etc. A good group of people meeting the second Monday of each month. Contact Judy Mooers, Secretary for more information. A really good group of fun people!
Washington: "NWRSA North West Regional Spinners Assoc., 4th Sunday of every month, Port Angeles Library, 2210 South Peabody, Port Angeles, WA 98362." Contact Aughtry for more information.
Washington: "NOSSG North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, 1st Saturday of every month, 630 North Sequim Ave, Sequim, WA 98382. Up coming events: Spin-in's the 3rd Friday of every month. Monthly Topics: February: "One of a Kind Garments"; March: Bergman Looms; April: We will be meeting at Whidby Island." Contact spinweav@olypen.com for more information.
Wisconsin: "Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch, 7:00-9:00 p.m., EVERY Thursday, Mocha Moments, 1121 Center Ave., Janesville. The normally solitary act of knitting has become more communal with stitchers who gather together every Thursday for coffee, dodging skeins of run-away yarn, stitching and conversation. Even new knitters who aren't yet consumed by the growing popularity of the craft - or other needleworkers who crochet, embroider, cross stitch, etc. - can enjoy an evening spent stitching with others providing the further opportunity to learn, and get advise. FREE lessons and troubleshooting. The focus of the group is knitting but welcomes all needle-crafty people of all ages and genders with different levels of expertise." For more information visit http://www.mochamoment.com/stitch.htm, http://stitchingcreationsandcommunity.blogspot.com, or call 608-752-9248. Email proartist@aol.com for more information.
Wisconsin: "Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch II, 1:30p-3:30pm. EVERY Monday, Speak Easy, 19 N. Main, Janesville, WI. The normally solitary act of knitting has become more communal with stitchers who gather together each Monday to dodge skeins of run-away yarn, stitching, conversation and coffee. Even new knitters who aren't yet consumed by the growing popularity of the craft - or other needleworkers who crochet, embroider, cross stitch, etc. - can enjoy an evening spent stitching with others providing the further opportunity to learn, get advise, and learn about the library resources for their craft. FREE lessons and troubleshooting. The focus of this Stitch 'n Bitch "spin-off" group is knitting but welcomes all needle-crafty people with different levels of expertise." For more information visit www.stitchingcreationsandcommunity.blogspot.com, or call 608-752-9248. Email proartist@aol.com for more information.
Wisconsin: "Stitch 'n Assist, 2nd and 4th Saturday each month 10am, CoDoS Coffee Shop, 19 N. Main, Janesville, WI. Here's your opportunity to join in the fun and learn to spin, knit or crochet for FREE! We'll even loan you some basic tools and yarn to get started." For more information, visit www.stitchingcreationsandcommunity.blogspot.com or call 608-752-9248". Email proartist@aol.com for more information.
CANADA

Smithers, British Columbia: "Bulkley Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild; We meet at the Central Park Building in SMITHERS, B.C. every 2nd Wed. night of the month and the last Sunday of each month. We also have included dyers, knitters, felters and other fiber crafts into our Guild. We might be small but pack a large equipment and library source. We meet for fun and exchange all sorts of information, ideas, help and enthusiam" Contact Liz.
Ontario: "The Sudbury and District Weavers and Spinners Guild meet every third Tuesday (7:30 p.m.)in their Guild room at the Cherry Gardens Apartment Building from September to May. This guild has been active for more than 40 years in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Everyone is welcome to join or visit with us!" Contact Liz Bivens for more information. She can also be reached via phone at 705-522-2861 or visit their web site HERE. See some of their members and their work, our workshops and our classes.
Ontario: "Our group meets at the Warm and WOnderful Wool farm in Wellandport, Ontario -- we call ourselves the Twisted Sisters of Niagara. We meet every Saturday from 10-4 and have a pot luck lunch. The website for the group and the farm will be up shortly." Contact Monica Ingallfor more information.
Winnipeg, Manitoba: "The Manitoba Weavers and Fibre Artists meets at 8 pm on the last Friday of the month, from September to May (except December). The meetings are held in the basement of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at the corner of Wellington Crescent and Academy Road." Contact Christinefor more information.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: "The Saskatoon Spinners & Weavers Guild meets the 4th Thursday of each month at St. Timothy's Church basement on Isabella St. at 7.30 p.m. June & December is a potluck in a member's home." Contact Anne Thomasfor more information.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: "The Weft Over T group is very informal, no minutes, executive etc. just a bunch of fibre friends who meet at the Mendel Art Gallery Tea Room in Saskatoon at about 7pm. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month." Contact anne Thomasfor more information.
UK

"We are an On-Line Guild, set up as part of the Association of UK Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guilds and go by the acronym UKWSDOL (UK Weavers, Spinners & Dyers On-Line).

We are a brand new guild, only started this summer but we have already established a full and varied programme with our first session on kumihimo braiding and with future sessions to include weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting and other textile-related sessions. Next month, for example, we are undertaking a "Hebridean Challenge" with fleece sent out from one of our members in Scotland and will be using this fleece towards a rare breeds rug next year.

Next year we hope to have some outside speakers and workshops on-line too. Members also receive the Association Journal from the UK." Contact Margaret Parkerfor more information or visit their web site HERE.


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