No, you didn’t make a mistake.  This is the Northwest Regional Spinners Association website with an updated look and feel.  You will find all the content you are used to seeing as well as a few new features, all organized in an easy-to-navigate layout with eye-catching graphics.  Members can access their password-protected content by clicking on the MEMBER LOG-IN tab in the top menu.

Welcome to NwRSA

Northwest Regional Spinners Association


The Northwest Regional Spinners Association is a four state network of local organizations which

  • promotes the art and craft of handspinning
  • provides a communication network for spinners in the Pacific Northwest
  • gives handspinners an opportunity to share, learn, educate, and work together on a regional basis
  • sponsors seminars, workshops and an annual conference for  members and the general public

Upcoming events:

  • April 20-23 – Shepherds Extravaganza, Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA.  Click HERE for details
  • May 13 – Fiber With A Twist, Richland WA.  Click HERE for details
  • June 3 – NwRSA Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, Salem OR
  • June 9-11 – Vashon Sheepdog Trials, Vashon Island WA.  Spin-In and Fiber Arts Village sponsored by Area 2055. See LOOSE THREADS for details.
  • June 23-25 – Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene OR.  Click HERE for details
  • September 24-25 – Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, Canby OR
  • October 7 – NwRSA Fall Board Meeting, Hood River OR
  • October 21-22 – Fiber Fusion Northwest, Monroe WA.  Click HERE for details

Check the CALENDAR for an event near you.


A Message from Beth Witters, NwRSA President:

A perfect storm of events has lead to the cancellation of the NWRSA 2017 Annual Conference.  Withdrawals by key  players, staff changes at the University Conference Center, and life challenges with the  planning committee all contributed to this difficult decision that was reported to me as President of NWRSA on April 3.  For those who plan their year around our conference as an opportunity to socialize with other members, to take classes and to have a vacation with the craft you love, I give our apologies.
At this point in time, a committee is researching a location in the Portland / Oregon City area for June 3rd to hold the board meeting and have a spin in.  With the time constraints this will not include vendors and attendees should plan to provide their own lunch. It will be a an opportunity to have a working meeting open to all members (and non members) to discuss the many opportunities NWRSA has for change and growth. More details will be provided to NwRSA Area Directors as they develop.

Start Spinning with NwRSA:

  • Not yet an NwRSA member? Looking for handspinning activities, events and instruction? Join NwRSA and connect with your local spinning community.  Membership information and application forms are on the ABOUT NwRSA tab.
  • Information on local NwRSA area groups is on the LOCAL AREAS tab.
  • Already an NwRSA member?  Click on the MEMBER LOGIN tab for information on your area events, accessing the NwRSA library, newsletters and more.


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