October 8 is the deadline

for submitting your ballot for the NwRSA elections.

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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

Hot Off the Press!

NwRSA is reorganizing our programs of local handspinning workshops.  Members  are encouraged to participate in the new workshop program by volunteering to share their skills with other members. Please complete and send in your information by completing a brief questionnaire. Click HERE to download the workshops form.

Upcoming events


  • September 23-24 – Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, Canby OR
  • October 7 – 12:30 to 3 pm, NwRSA Board Meeting (hosted by Area 6025), Mount Hood Town Hall, 6575 Hwy 35, Mt Hood OR
  • October 7 – 9am to 4pm, Area 6025 Spin In, Mt Hood OR. Click HERE for details
  • October 14 – The Pines Farm Fall Fiber Festival, Maple Valley WA.  Click HERE for details
  • October 21-22 – Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe WA.  Click HERE for details


  • January 6 – St Distaff’s Day Spin-In, Hosted by Area 2010, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe WA
  • February 10 – NwRSA 2018 Winter Board Meeting, Hosted by Area 2090, Vancouver WA
  • February 15-18 – Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, Tacoma WA. Click HERE for details
  • March 15-18 – NwRSA Camp Burton Spinners’ Retreat, Vashon Island WA
  • May 31 – NwRSA Annual Members Meeting, Olympia WA
  • May 31- June 2 – NwRSA Annual Conference, Olympia WA
  • June 8-10 – Vashon Classic Sheepdog Trials, Fiber Arts Village, Vashon Island WA
  • June 29-July 1  – Black Sheep Gathering, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany OR
  • October 24, 2018 –  NwRSA Fall Board Meeting, hosted by Area 4030, Richland WA

Check the CALENDAR for an event near you.


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 MEMBERSHIP tab.
  • Information on local NwRSA area groups is on the LOCAL AREAS tab.
  • Already an NwRSA member?  Click on the OLD WEBSITE tab for information on your area events, old newsletters and more.


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