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Things To Do In Upstate NY

Do you live in NY? Just visitig?  Below are some things to do:

Festivals and Retreats

  • CNY Fiber Arts Festival; Sat - Sun June 8th & 9th; Bouckville NY

  • Sheep & Wool Festival;  Oct. 19-20th; Rhinebeck NY

Local Yarn Stores Offering In Person Classes:

Rochester Area:

In Fairport:  Lift Bridge Yarns offers classes in crocheting and knitting; they also have "Sit & Stitch" times for those who just want to work on their project with others.

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Syracuse Area:

In Salina:   Knitty Gritty Yarns offers classes in knitting and crocheting; they also have "Knit Night" social where everyone is welcome no matter the skill level.  

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In Jamesville:  Yarn Cupboard offers classes in crocheting and knitting.

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Buffalo Area:

In Amherst:  Have Ewe Any Wool offers classes in knitting.

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Albany Area:

In Guilderland:  CeCe's Wool offers classes in weaving and crocheting.


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Local Sewing Shops Offering  Classes:

Rochester Area:


SewGreen@Rochester offers in person classes in hand sewing, hand embroidery, machine sewing, machine maintenance and much more!  Link to their website:

Syracuse Area:

Pick Your Stitch in East Syracuse offers classes in machine sewing, machine embroidery and machine quilting and much more!  Link to their website:


Buffalo Area:


Stitch Buffalo on Niagara Street offers classes in machine sewing.  Link to website:

Albany Area:

Sew & Vac in Poughkeepsie and also in the Capital Region offers classes in machine sewing and machine embrodiery.

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The Quilted Boutique in Colonie offers classes in quilting. Link to their website:

Groups On MeetUp.Com

Farmingdale Knitting Group - Farmingdale, NY

Online Group for those who knit, crochet or other

Not Your Grandmother's Crafting Group - Rochester, NY

Currently an Online Group and in person for those who knit & crochet


phone:  (855) 918-2647

Sip, Stitch, Repeat

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