Short list of spinning and weaving resources for 2017

Local ones are for the Central Florida Area.  If you’d like to take a multiday class in Mid-March in central Florida, check out the Florida Tropical Weaver’s Conference (ftwg, on the list).

Spinning and Weaving Sources, 2017

1. Drunken Monkey Spinners Ravelry group ( ). 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 ( Meets the third Saturday of the month, has workshops, an annual sale, and an extensive library. Ask about demos.

3. Florida Tropical Weavers Guild ( Statewide guild. Has an annual conference in mid-March where you can take a variety of classes and shop for supplies.

4. Distaff Day is typically the first Saturday in January. It’s a fun get together with some vendors ( The Drunken Monkey spinners coordinate this now.

5. Florida Fiber In ( is the third weekend in September. Free mini classes, vendors and lots of room to get together and spin, knit, crochet, weave, chat and more!

6. A local shop has basic spindle and fiber kits and offers rigid heddle weaving classes and supplies (

7. Online sources of spinning and weaving tools and supplies—there are many! Here’s a few that have a variety of items: The Woolery ((, Paradise Fibers ( ), Spunky Eclectic (, Susan’s Spinning Bunny (, Turtlemade on Etsy (

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

9. Blogs:, .

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