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 a spring and fall fiber retreat in cooperation with the Valley Fiber Arts Guild. Please join us each second Saturday from September through May from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Christian Church.
September Meeting Location Change! Due to a scheduling conflict the September meeting will be held at Mt. Vernon Commons on Saturday, September 10 at 10am. The Mt. Vernon Commons - Common House is located at 34th street between C street & Arctic (where the Holiday Party was held). This will be the only meeting this year when we are not at First Congregational Church – be sure to mark your calendars with this change.
Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page
As I write this President’s Report, I’m on the Amtrak train between New York and Boston and a long way from Anchorage. Traveling is an interesting time to reflect on place, people, family and the amazing planet we live on. It is also a time to reflect on the parallels to the journey we take each Guild year as we continually hone our spinning and/or weaving skills.
The Guild year takes us on a journey too. Beginning with learning new skills like Sharine’s botanical dyeing to sharing all we accomplished over the summer at this month’s show-and-tell. Don’t forget to bring your finished objects to the October meeting to share with others. Our members will want to know about your inspiration for color, texture, pattern and lessons learned. It is an important part of our journey where we are continually inspired by others and learn from others. Hopefully, many items will be displayed at show-and-tell that will be offered at the November Dena’ina sale. Don’t forget to let Rebecca know if you can help her with set up and the sale itself. Details are in this newslette
Truitt will take the helm for the October meeting. I thank him for that and thank all members for what we get and receive from each other every Guild ye
See you in November.