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Arizona: "Cienega Creek Alpaca and Llama Farm, 15900 S Empire Rd, Benson AZ 85602. Come meet the animals. Local Alpaca Breeders join together for a FREE public educational event. Learn about the Alpacas, Llamas, Goats, Emu and Poitou Donkeys. Petting area for children, refreshments, spinning, weaving and felting demos. Lots of fun and great company. Something for everyone of all ages. Privat treaty sales. Llama and Alpaca fleece, roving, yarn and finished products for sale" Contact Margaret Cokely or call her at 520-586-3920 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: "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 2nd Thursday of the month at Lofty Lou's on Main Street." 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.
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 for information and driving directions.
Florida: "A Fiber Tea: 7 to 10 pm. Tuesday Jan.9 2007. A chance to meet and share with other fiber folks and want to be's. Wheels to try! l looms to try. a fiber swap! a chance to buy ,sell or trade surplus tools. Bring your wheel, small loom ,knitting both work in progress and past projects for the show and tell crochet or what ever your working on. Refreshments will be served. You are invited to my home/studio, Pembroke Parkin SE Florida, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. " Contact Hallie Ewanus, #954 322 6629 for more information.
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"
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: "March 11 and 12, 2005. Jay County Giant Spin-In in Portland, IN. March 11 is a day of classes and demonstrations, 10-5, preregistration is required. March 12, 9-5, come and spin and shop and be entertained! We will have space for demonstrating, vendors, entertainment and food. This day is free to the public." For more information, contact Julie Davidson or call 260-244-1905."
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."
Kansas: "2005 KAW VALLEY FARM TOUR - Lawrence, Kansas. On October 1st and 2nd from 1-5 PM both days Maggie's Farm will participate in this great agri-event. A sheep-to-shawl demonstration will take place in the barn with the sheep joining in. This will be the first time the sheep will see the process their wool goes through to complete a handspun, woven textile." For more information, contact Barbara Clark or visit their website HERE"
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 or call 301-845-4447.
Massachusetts: "Sherborn, MA: Beginner's Weaving Workshop! January 22 & 23, 2005. This Beginner's Weaving Workshop will be held at Iron Horse Farm from 10 to 4 p.m. both days. Registration is necessary. Rental looms and fiber will be supplied as part of the two day course. This is for beginner's who have never worked with a loom, and for people who need a refresher course. We will be working on mug rugs using different techniques and each student will dress their own loom. Class is limited to 6 people, so please register early. The fee for this workshop and lunch is $175.00 plus $20.00 loom rental fee for the week-end. Iron Horse Farm 29 Coolidge Street, 508-653-3433." Contact Debbie Smith for more information.
Massachusetts: "Sherborn, MA: Advance Beginner's Weaving Workshop! March 12 & 13, 2005. An Advanced Beginner's Weaving Workshop held at Iron Horse Farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Rental Looms and fiber will be supplied as part of the two day course. Completion of the Beginning Weaving workshop or equivalent weaving experience is a prerequisite for this course. We will be working with chenille yarns and each participant will make a scarf. During this class students will learn to calculate the project yarn and size requirements, determine appropriate setts for the chosen yarn, wind their own warp and dress their loom. Once their projects are off the loom students will choose their own edge finishing technique. Class is limited to 6 people, so please register early. The fee for this workshop and lunch is $225.00. Rental fee for loom is $20.00. Iron Horse Farm 29 Coolidge Street, 508-653-3433." Contact Debbie Smith 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" Contact JLynne Chantler for more information.
Michigan: "Alpaca Heaven in Fowlerville offers Sunday afternoon classes in spinning, dyeing and blending, knitting, crocheting and weaving. Two hour classes with equipment available for rent or purchase, plus a wide range of fiber and an opportunity to meet the alpacas. Beginning spinner classes 4x2hr for $50 and advanced classes are also offered. Classes are on-going and new folk are welcome to join at any time. During summer classes will be held in the garden shade with iced tea and alpaca babies with linen, silk, cotton and soy fibers for lightweight garments. We also have a group of spinners who return to practice and share time and experiences with each other." Contact Alpaca Heaven for more information or call 517-223-3053.
Minnesota: "The Northwoods Fiber Retreat will hold its Spring Retreat March 1-4th, 2007 at YMCA Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, MN. We will hold classes in mobius knitting, altering patterns to fit, and "Stone Soup: Knitting with unusual materials". Contact Tina or visit to learn more or sign up online
Missouri: "Missouri: Fiber Fair 2006 ~ May 20, 2006, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Webster County Fairgrounds, N. Marshall St., Marshfield, Missouri. Free admission and parking. Show and sales of fiber producing animals; sales of finished items produced from animal and plant fibers; supplies for dyeing, knitting, spinning and weaving; fleece and skein competitions; educational demonstrations; workshops; children's hands-on booth; fashion show and more. Pavilion booth space available. Sponsored by Highland Fiber Artists which meets the 4th Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Empire Bank in Marshfield." Contact Helen Grace Muzzy or call (417) 859-7840 for more information.
Missouri: "Fiber Fair 2005 ~ May 21, 2005, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Webster County Fairgrounds, Marshfield, Missouri. Free admission and parking. Show and sales of fiber producing animals; sales of finished items produced from animal and plant fibers; supplies for dyeing, knitting, spinning and weaving; fleece and skein competitions; educational demonstrations; workshops; children's hands-on booth; fashion show and more. Pavilion booth space available." Sponsored by Highland Fiber Artists which meets the 4th Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Empire Bank in Marshfield. Visitors are welcome." Contact Helen Grace Muzzy or call (417) 859-7840 for more information or visit their web site HERE.
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.
Montana: "The Great Falls Spinners and Weavers Guild will be celebrating its 50th anniversary May 14 through 20, 2007. This event is combined with their Fourth Annual Fiber Festival. Featured is a 4 day Color Theory class taught by a fiber artist from Alberta Canada; The three day festival with many pre-registered classes, free demonstrations, and many, many vendors. The highlight of the celebration will be a banquet on May 19 honoring past, present and future members. Details of registration at or the guild web at" Contact Daryl Ries or 406-727-8054 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 meets at 7 PM on the third Tuesday of every month in the Richmond County Courthouse in Historic Richmond Town. We always welcome new members, and we're a very friendly group." Contact Barbara for more information.
North 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: "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: "Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. September 22-24, 2006 10th Annivrsary Celebration, Classes, workshops, demonstrations, activities, vendors, and animals shows" Visit their web site HERE 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: "The Middle Tennessee Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds, in Dickson Tennessee from 9 am until 5 pm. Vendors are welcome. Dickson islocated about an hour west of Nashville, just off I-40. For more information go to" Contact Beth Collier 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 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: "Fuzzy Bunz Fiberfest, April 22-23, 2005. First annual. Colville, Washington, Stevens County, in Northeast Washington State.

Demonstrations, classes, venders, and more. Equipment, fibers of all kinds will be available and a spinning circle. Fiber animals will be shown and judged in following years, after new facilities are built! Free admission. Hope you will come and enjoy it. I am sure it will grow each year, and will certainly be a lot of fun!" Visit their web site HERE for more information.

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 for more information.

Abbotsford, British Columbia: "Fibrefest 2004 next April 17 and 18th at Tradex, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, close to the US border. Please visit and check out the great fibre workshops and seminars that includes quilting for the first time. All the fibre animals will be present and there will be many events happening all weekend." Contact Marilyn Ross for any questions regarding sponsorship or vending.
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.

"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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