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WWSIP Day - Events in North America
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Arcata, California, USA
Where: Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA

Spin or learn to spin with Purl 'n Hurl founders Eileen & Velma! Meet us on the Arcata Plaza during the 35th Annual North Country Fair from 12ish 'tl 2ish for Worldwide Spin-in-Public Day. Bring your spindle & fiber or borrow one of ours, we'll even teach you how to spin if you don't know how! Meet us on the grass in front of the stage, on the left as you face the band with 'Bar Row' behind - we'll be the two women spinning away and enjoying the festivities. Bring a chair or blanket/towel to sit on, & be prepared for rain; if there's a deluge, we'll adjourn to a nearby indoor venue.

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Jamesport, MO, USA Sue’s Soft Stuff (205 S Broadway) will hold a WWSIP on the 21st and the following week in Jamesport, MO.  There is room in the yarn and craft store for lots of wheels and spindles.  There is also lots of fiber available for spinning. The first 6 spinners will get to use chairs from the store – others should bring a chair.  There are a few nice restaurants within a block of the store.  Sept 28th is a very special day in Jamesport and will continue the WWSIP in town at Heritage Day – many spinners from the region are schedule to attend along with many other crafters. 
Cedar City, UT, USA The Sagebrush Fiber Arts Guild of Cedar City, Utah will be hosting a SiP event on Saturday, September 21st at the park downtown.
Contact: Suzanne

Brampton, ON Canada

Date: Sept 21, 2013
Time: 9AM - noon
Location: Brampton Farmer's Market in the Rose Theatre Garden Square (near Studioloo's booth at Art in the Open). NE corner of Queen St. and Main St.

Where the booth is located, there is a little square with benches behind. You may want to bring a chair to sit on. This will be weather permitting. If it is raining the event will be cancelled as there is no coverage. Note that spinners cannot spin inside Studioloo's booth or at the tents of other vendors as this event is not affiliated with Art in the Open.

Contact: Cindy

Edmonton, AB,

Date: Sept 21, 2013
Time: 12-4PM
Location: Edmonton City Hall
Contact: Carly

Lebanon, OR, USA We'll be meeting at Knitty Gritty in Lebanon, Oregon and would love to be added to your event calendar. We will be spinning outside on Saturday, Sept 21st from 11 AM - 2 PM.

The address is:

Knitty Gritty
425 Main Street
Lebanon, Oregon
Kansas City, MO, USA
Members of the Fiber Guild of Greater Kansas City and the Weavers Guild of Greater Kansas City are planning an event on September 21, 2013. (Not held if the weather is severe.)
Location:  We will gather in a small park called Brookside Court Park at Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO.  There are many restaurants and shops in the immediate area, and a Farmer's Market, too.

Time:  9 AM to 6 PM      

*Big Hint: Arrive early for a parking space.

We will have some pop-up shade tents, so bring your chair, spindle or wheel and roving and you'll be ready for a day with other spinners. 
You may also want to bring water and a lunch, too. 
Hope to see you there. 
*Special Note:  The same day is the "Strutt With Your Mutt", starting at 7 AM so many doggies may be parading by.  Last year they had over a thousand pooches!    

Rock Hill, SC, USA

Sept. 21, 2013
Moments in Time, LLC
152 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

10am until 2 pm

There is parking on the street and in the back of the building.

Bring a snack to share!  We have plenty of drinks.  Come stay for all four hours, or just for a little while.  Also, carders, drum carder, spindles and fiber will be 20% off!

Contact us at


Vancouver, BC, Canada

World Wide Spin in Public Day Community Event
Sunday September 15, 12 noon - 3 pm
Join us at the Urban Weaver Studio in MacLean Park, Strathcona for public spinning!

Bring your own supplies, see the flax to linen processing methods the Urban Weavers have been doing and meet other Vancouver spinners. Dress for outdoors, we have rain shelter cover if needed.

The Urban Weaver Studio is located at the corner of Heatley Ave. and Keefer St. in Vancouver. 

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Date: Sept 21
Time: 12-4
Address: 1450 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica - the Camera Obscura building just north of the Santa Monica Pier entrance in Palisades Park, Santa Monica (California). The event will happen out on the lawn. Members of the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild will be onsite and others are welcome. We’d love it if you let us know that you’re coming by emailing

1450 Ocean is a place to learn to tango, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, construct a birdhouse, felt a cellphone cover, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic table, among many other possibilities! 

It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, just north of the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura and offers lovely views of the ocean, as well as access to great restaurants and easy parking around the corner at Santa Monica Place ($1 for 2.5 hours). All arts, crafts and movement classes are for adults.

Gabriola Island, BC, Canada

Date: Sept 21
Time: 10-4
Address: 585 North Road Gabriola Island BC, Canada

The Gabriola Spinners and Weavers Guild is hosting a "Spin out in Public" event as part of their Open House at the Rollo Senior Centre. The Open House includes weaving demonstrations, display of fibre arts items crafted by members and a sale of fibre related materials and small equipment.  Coffee and goodies will be available. Everyone welcome.

Portland, OR, USA

Date: Sept. 21
Organizer: The Portland Spinnerati
Location: Oregon Historical Museum plaza
Address: 1200 SW Park, Portland Oregon
Time: 9AM - 3PM
Contact: Duffy -

Hemlock, NY,

Date: Sept 21/22
Organizer: The Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival
More details coming soon!

Gorham, ME, USA

Date: Sept 21
Location: The Greater Gorham Farmer's Market.
Details: The event takes place under a gazebo. The market is located on Rt. 114 next to the Baxter Library.
Contact: Pam R. -

Jeffersonville, IN, USA

Date: Sept 20
Location: Grinny Possum Fiber Arts/Park(ing) Day (326 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN)
Time: 10am - 6pm
Organizer: Fiber eXchange Guild & Grinny Possum
Contact: Victoria

Pekin, IN, USA

Date: Sept 21
Location: Washington County Artisans and Farmer's Market, Pekin Park, Pekin, IN
Time: 9am - 1pm
Organizer: Fiber eXchange Guild
Contact: Victoria

Baltimore, MD, USA

Date: Sept 21st
Organizer: Threeravens Fiber Studio
Location: 3610 Falls Rd. Baltimore MD 21211

Zumbrota, MN, USA

We are going to have Spinning  from 10 - 4 at:
BeeLighted Fiber & Gifts
386 Main Street
Zumbrota, MN 55992

On September 21, BeeLighted  is one stop for Art Splash, a one day art studio tour, we will also have the results from our 4oz Batt Challenge on display. :)

Wilmington, DE, USA

Date: Sept 21st
Time: 10am til 2pm
Location: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Address: 200 S. Madison St. Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Hosted by FiberGuild in Wilmington Delaware
In the case of bad weather, event will be in the lobby
Contact: Linda S.

Richmond, BC, Canada

At Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza 
1700 Minoru Gate 
Richmond, B.C.

Sunday 15th September 2013 
10:30 -3pm

Sponsored by the Richmond Weavers and Spinners Guild. Join us in the Plaza or in case of rain, inside in the Rotunda(under the staircase). Easily accessible by public transit. 
Shoot me a PM to reserve a chair(though plenty are available)

 New this year, be sure to clean out your stash and bring something to trade, barter, swap or sell and take home something new to you. Spinning fiber, tools, books, anything and everything to do with spinning.

Grafton, WV, USA Worldwide Spin in Public
Date: September 21, 2013
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Blueville United Methodist Church
pavillion in back of church
210 Blueville Dr,
Grafton, WV 26354 USA
Facebook: Loose Ends Fiber Addicts
Contact: Susan subject: WWSIP
We will spin different fibers, with different tools, spinning wheels, drop spindles, Turkish drop spindles, tahkli. There will be demos and more.
There will be a covered dish luncheon at noon.
You can bring soup, crackers, drinks, or dessert.

Bate Island, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Date: Sept 21, 2013
Location: Bate Island, Ottawa, ON - Map
Time: 10am - 3pm
Contact: Bernadette

We hope to see all spinners and other fiber artists from the Outaouais/Ottawa Valley!