Spin City

The Spin City Meetup group was founded in 2007 by Donna Panner, spinning teacher and fanatic, as a result of her interest in making yarn with hand spindles and spinning wheels. The group has almost 300 members of all skill levels and typically meets once a week for lively conversation about all things related to fiber arts, sharing of knowledge about yarn creation, and informal spinning instruction. Their meetings are held in public spaces, parks and restaurants around the city, and the group was featured in the New York Times on July 27, 2010 in a Nocturnalist article by Sarah Maslin Nir (see article, attached) after a meetup at the Highline Park. Recent events included the World Wide Spin in Public Day (WWSIP), held in Central Park. In a previous year, WWSIP took place on Pier I overlooking the Hudson River, with a majestic view of the City for all the participating spinners. The group has been represented at the Spring and Fall Sheep Shearing at Queens Farm, and often gets together for an evening of dinner and fiber shopping on the Upper West Side at The Yarn Company. For more information, go to www.meetup.com and search for Spin City. We’d love to see you at a meet up.