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

Feb
20

Canceled: February Meeting

February 20, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mar
20

Canceled: March Guild Meeting

March 20, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Apr
17

Canceled: April Guild Meeting

April 17, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for the 27th annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival September 17 & 18, 2022

CANCELLED FOR 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC. COME BACK NEXT YEAR!

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 NEXT Fiber Festival. Just imagine the possibilities!