The Spinning Study Group of Long Island

is a non-profit organization of women and men who share an interest in the fiber arts.  Our members are dedicated to the advancement of the art and technique of handspinning. Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs.

The Study Group began in 1976 and has grown from 35 members to 100 members presently.  Our group ranges from non-spinners with an interest in learning to professional fiber artists.  We are dedicated to the idea of sharing our knowledge so that we all may grow in our craft.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at the Brush Barn in Smithtown, NY.  The Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.. Informal instruction is available for new spinners and those needing help prior to the meeting, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Many members come early to socialize, mentor, and spin.

The yearly membership fee is $25, and includes a monthly newsletter, use of rental equipment, library privileges, and participation in our workshops.

Attend one of our meetings and introduce yourself.  We would enjoy meeting you!

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Brush Barn

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  • 6:30 – 7:00 Social Time
  • 7:00 Business
  • 7:15 Coffee break & Informal Spinning Instruction
  • 7:30 Program
  • 8:15 – 8:30 Show & Tell / any additional business