Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

The Black Sheep meet from 11am-3pm on the second Saturday of every month. All events are held at All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Rd., Lansing NY unless otherwise noted.


Next meeting: November 11: Alena Hutchinson Talking about Fleece-stuffed Mattresses.

We have a message from one of our community members. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the survey in the link below. The survey will open in a new browser page.

Hi folks,

My name is Dana and I am part of a team doing feasibility research for a local fiber mill and fiber retail/community space. We are in the early stages of our business plan, and as you can guess it requires quite a bit of research, including surveying our potential patrons.

If you have a moment I would greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer the survey linked below. You can plan on the survey taking 7-10 minutes to answer. The more responses we are able to get the better a business and fiber community we can build.

I do hope to hear what you have to say!

Take the Survey!

Thank you for your time and all the best,

Dana M. Havas (


Guild News:

The guild has been amassing some papers of educational and historical interest to spinners and fellow guild members. This collection is still a work in progress, but you may view this progress here.

We are on Ravelry! Join the conversation: Black Sheep Handspinners Guild Ravelry Group


The Black Sheep Handspinners Guild of Ithaca NY, is interested in promoting and continuing the art of handspinning all kinds of fiber.

Member interests range broadly within and beyond handspinning, from fiber plant farming and animal husbandry to dyeing, blending, knitting, crocheting, lace-making, weaving, felting, fly-tying, bow-string construction and beyond.

Anyone with an interest in fiber is welcome to attend meetings. You need not be a member. For more information, including on becoming a member, please visit the Contact page on the right to send emails to the Guild officers.

If you receive no answer in a few days, please email the guild president. Happy Spinning!