Spinning and Weaving Resources

Make Your Own Yarn and Cloth

HWMRK11907-0029How satisfying would it be to make your own yarn and turn it into cloth? The growing enthusiasm for these crafts, points to a growing number of people doing just that. There is emerging research that shows that working with our hands lowers blood pressure, quiets the mind, and provides a respite from the everyday demands of life. Making yarn and cloth fulfills a deep human need for engaging in creative work that provides our everyday lives with beautiful objects.

Let Us Lead the Way!
The Spinning and Weaving Group is a product segment group of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA). Our job is to promote the joys of spinning and weaving. If you have found this page, chances are learning to spin yarn and weave cloth intrigues you. Here are a few resources to get you started.

Spinning at TNNAFind a Shop
Your local yarn shop or specialty online retailer is your best resource for getting started. Check to see if there is a shop that offers spinning or weaving classes in your area. The Spinning and Weaving Group (SWG) has a list of spinning and weaving retailers here.

Find a Teacher
SWG also has a list of teachers that offer classes either at a shop, guild, fiber festival, conference or other fiber event. Find that list here.

Find a Festival
Fiber festivals are a delight for children and adults. There are many fiber-related festivals, and conferences throughout North America. Check out our listing here.

Find a Guild
Spin-Off magazine maintains a listing of guilds in North America. To find a guild near you, visit here. The Handweavers Guild of America maintains a listing of weaving guilds here. Many guilds support both crafts in addition to related fiber crafts such as felting and dyeing.

Special thanks to Louet for providing fiber for our outreach programs

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