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My local (Ithaca, NY) Black Sheep Handspinners Guild
The *Black Sheep Handspinners Guild* was founded in 1974.  Its members meet the second Saturday of the month from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. from September through May in the Varna Community Center on Route 366 which is east of the Cornell University Campus. Summer meetings are held at members' homes.  All are welcome.
Ten newsletters are published per year. Dues are $20 per year from September through August.
For those of you wanting to fondle before you buy, we often vend at these meetings.

Knithaca -- a new site with a new forum for knitters and spinners alike.  Well organized and helpful participants and it is, in reality, quite close to Ithaca.

Genesee Valley Handspinners  - a large active guild that meets in Victor, NY -- usually the third Saturday of every month. They are the energy bringing you the Fingerlakes Fiber Fair in Hemlock every September.   We belong to this guild too.

Interweave Press -- for Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and much more -- packed with good information and free downloadable articles and patterns.

Knitting Daily -- brought to you by Interweave Press. ru knitting daily?Free patterns, a blog and interesting articles.


Fiber Arts links faithfully kept up to date by Cher Benda of Wild Turkey Felt Woolworks

The Yarn Harlot - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is so funny and apt.   Also her book - "At Knit's End - Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much"  has me laughing out loud often. Her subsequent books are just as funny.

Knitters Review Forums - the best site I have found for the broadest discussions of spinning, wheels, knitting, crocheting, fiber and shop talk.

Spin-List-- Excellent discussions on spinning and fiber and equipment, with an email digest option available.  Join at

The Spinning Bunny - while I am Susan's SpinningBunny there is an older shop in NH run by Nancy Benda.  Nancy sells German Angoras and their fluff, plus very good fiber, hand woven shawls, hand made soaps and other goodies. Please check out her store.

These are not fiber related but good places anyway.

Lost Art Media - a knitter who is also a great website designer.

Ithaca Directory - a good place to look for what's happenin' in the area, restaurants, events, businesses, etc

Heifer International -- This 'charity' was started in the 1950's by a man who truly believed that if you teach a person to fish that person will never go hungry.   He started by training some people in how to care for cows and grow them well.  Then when the next heifer came along the baby was passed on to another family who also had been educated in proper feeding and care of these animals. Today this organization is very active world wide.  They have given hope to many millions of families in need with a very simple, effective act - by providing them with farm animals and training in their care to produce food like milk, eggs, cheese, honey and meat.  When the Tsunami struck in southeast Asia they were already there so could call on help from their headquarters and get people back to living their lives more quickly.  They also had 17 projects affected by the recent Hurricanes in LA and MS.