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


June Guild Meeting

June 20, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


July Guild Meeting

July 18, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


August Guild Meeting

August 15, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for the 26th annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival September 19 & 20, 2020

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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2020 Spin-along

Beautiful fleeces from Nistock Farm have been processed by Acorn Works and each participant will get 8oz of natural colored roving to create their work of art. Anything can be made with this fiber, but nothing can be added to it–no dyes, no other fiber, no embellishments. These projects will be the Guild display for the 2020 Fiber Festival. Just imagine the possibilities!