Spinning and Weaving Sources, Oct 2016

1. Drunken Monkey Spinners Ravelry group (https://www.ravelry.com/account/login ). Group meets at the Drunken Monkey coffee shop at the corner of Bumby and Amelia in Orlando on the first Saturday of each Month from 8 – 11 a.m. We are ready to do a quick “introduction to spindle spinning” class or demonstrate wheel spinning.

2. Weavers of Orlando (http://www.weaversoforlando.com/). Meets the third Saturday of the month, has workshops, an annual sale, and an extensive library. Ask about demos.

3. Florida Tropical Weavers Guild (http://www.ftwg.org/). Statewide guild. Has an annual conference in mid-March.

4. Some local knitting shops have basic spindle and fiber kits and/or offer rigid heddle weaving classes and supplies.

5. Online sources of spinning and weaving tools and supplies—there are many! Here’s a few that have a variety of items: The Woolery ((http://www.woolery.com/store/pc/home.asp), Paradise Fibers (http://www.paradisefibers.com/ ), Spunky Eclectic (http://www.spunkyeclectic.com/), Susan’s Spinning Bunny (http://www.spinningbunny.com/), Turtlemade on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TurtleMade).

6. Online and print spinning information—there are many, many sources of info. Interweave (www.interweave.com) publishes books, magazines, and digital products. Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) is an online craft portal for sharing information about fiber crafts. Craftsy (www.craftsy.com) is a terrific source for online classes and patterns. Spinoff and Handwoven magazines (www.interweave.com). PLY magazine (http://plymagazine.com/ ). YouTube and Facebook.

7. Blogs: http://www.yarnycurtain.com/, http://www.postmodernfiberfun.com/ .

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