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 (https://www.ravelry.com/account/login ). Group meets at the Drunken Monkey coffee shop (http://www.drunkenmonkeycoffee.com/) 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 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 (http://orlandodistaffday.org/). The Drunken Monkey spinners coordinate this now.

5. Florida Fiber In (http://nomadicfiber.yolasite.com/) 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 (https://fourpurls.com/).

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 ((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).

8. 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.

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

Comments are closed.