Welcome to The Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild Promoting the art of spinning in upstate New York since 1985

The guild is a group of people interested in various aspects of handspinning. The group formed in 1985 with just a few members and has grown to a group of well over 100. Members include veteran spinners as well as those who are completely new to spinning. Guild meetings offer opportunities to meet other spinners, learn spinning techniques, and share resources. The guild educates wider audiences about spinning through public demonstrations and the annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival held in Hemlock, NY.

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Upcoming Events


October Guild Meeting-Spin In

October 19, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


November Meeting

November 16, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


December Meeting

December 21, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for the 25th annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival September 21 & 22, 2019

Our festival features great vendors, with everything you need for fiber arts: raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting supplies, dyes, yarns, items needed to knit, crochet, weave—and things you won’t know you need until you see them—not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade finished items!

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2019 Fiber Exchange

Bags of beautiful fiber have been distributed and now it’s up to our spinners to create beautiful yarn to knit or crochet the shawl pattern called Reyna. When the projects are returned at the May 2019 meeting, we’ll be able to see all the creative ways the fiber was prepared. These shawls will become the Guild display at the 2019 Fiber Festival.