Spindles & Flyers

Spinning Guild

Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild is a local group for people who spin yarns.  We also weave, knit, crochet, felt, tat, sprang, make baskets, dye, learn, teach, share, and love all types of textiles and textile arts.

We welcome interested people to our monthly meetings, September through June, often on the fourth Sunday of the month.  Please check the About Us and Calendar pages for definite dates and tentative/firm programs.  

Our meeting location for the 2019-2020 year will be at the Finnish Hall on Chestnut St in Berkeley.  We are back in Berkeley where Spindles and Flyers began!

Our Next Guild Meeting is Sunday, June 28, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Program:  Virtual guild meeting via Zoom

Program:  Corespinning and Silk Glazing by Jen Landau


  • Your dues ($30 for individuals or $45 for a family) for your 2019-2020 guild membership.  New members pay half the annual dues when joining between February and May

  • Your handiwork and your knitting experience for Show and Tell

  • Library Materials to return, due, and overdue (automatic extensions during this time)

  • Mug for coffee or tea

  • A bite to eat during the break


Fragrance Free:  Please remember that guild gatherings are fragrance free, so please check your soaps, laundry products, and cosmetics for fragrance.


Check the Library page for a catalog of books, electronic media, magazines and equipment. Let your librarian know what you would like brought to the next meeting for checkout through the easy request form.  Please don't forget to return books, magazines, and equipment checked out at previous meetings.



Susan Maynard, a longtime member, wrote an article for CNCHNet about the history of Spindles and Flyers and celebrating our 60th anniversary.  Click on the button below to read the full text.


We start a new program year each September with the annual paying of dues and member stash sale.


Dues are now $30 per year for one person or $45 for households or family. 

Please complete the membership form with full name, street, city, ZIP, home phone, cell phone, email, and family member if paying $45 family rate.


Request USPS mailing address from our guild treasurer.





The Finnish Hall

1970 Chestnut St

Berkeley, CA 94702

From I-80 East:

  • University Ave exit from I-80 E

  • Chestnut St is the second left after San Pablo Ave

  • Across from the Berkeley Unified School District

From I-80 West/I-580 East:

  • University Ave exit from I-80 W

  • Chestnut St is the second left after San Pablo Ave

  • Across from the Berkeley Unified School District

From North Berkeley BART Station, head south and turn right on Delaware St.  Turn left on Chestnut.  The Finnish Hall will on the right.    

Contact us:


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Guild Meetings (unless otherwise indicated) are held at: 

The Finnish Hall

1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702


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