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The Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the fiber arts in Alaska. The guild seeks to promote the exhibition of fiber arts and to inform its members and the public through lectures, workshops and craft demonstrations.

We hold monthly meetings from September through May, often featuring a guest speaker. at 10:00 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the First Congregational Christian Church, 2610 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508. Entrance and parking on the lower, east side parking area only. Other Guild activities include beginning weaving and spinning classes, workshops led by professional instructors, demonstration of weaving and spinning at local events, participation in the Alaska State Fair, and fiber retreats.

Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page.

October Program: Diane Totten
October's Program will feature Dianne Totten, known for her "Crimp and Create" method of weaving cloth.  Check out her website @ 
diannetottenhandwovens.com to see her gallery of "Handwoven Wearables."  Join us to hear about her adventures as a weaver, educator and lecturer.

The November program is on Wool Waulking and is to be presented by Dawn Berg and Joanne Teague. Call for Yardage!
Guild members will be able to participate in the process and hear some delightful music during the program. At the September meeting, the program committee put out a call for some woven cloth for the waulking demonstration.
We are seeking hand woven yardage: length 4 yards, width 24-25 inches. No fulling or finishing is necessary, but the two ends need to be sewn together. Also, the fiber would need to be soaked in water the night before.

The beauty of it all for the weaver as he/she does not have to finish the cloth themselves and they get to keep the cloth after the program.

If you have questions, please feel free to call Laurene Stout at 306-2806.

Dues Reminder
September marks the beginning of our 2017-18 guild year which means our annual dues are due.

Guild membership is open to anyone interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts. Two types of membership are available: Active $25/year and subscribing (newsletter only) $10/year. You can register in person at a monthly meeting, by mail or online for your active membership ($25/year) or your subscribing membership ($10/year).

If you are mailing you are paying your dues at one of the fall meetings or mailing in your membership, please remember to include you name, address, phone number and current email address: The mailing address is: PO Box 244055, Anchorage, AK 99524

Presidents Message:
Welcome to the 2017-18 Guild year.

Watch this website for opportunities to meet with spinners and weavers; opportunities to hone your skills and opportunities to share your skills with others. Become a member which will enable you to rent equipment, borrow DVDs and books from the Guild library and sign up for Guild workshops.

Join this unique community of crafters and go forth and create.

If you have questions, need assistance, want to volunteer to sustain the guild, please contact me.

Anne Brooks
Email President Anne