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. It’s time for food, fun and merriment at our December Potluck.
Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page
Greetings Guild members –
We are finishing up a wonderful November and getting braced for fun, food and family that comes with December and holiday festivities. My family had lots to be thankful at Thanksgiving and we are look forward to family visits in December.
I finished my first weaving project where the cloth was sewn into clothing. It was a fun project and I appreciated the encouragement from many guild members just to jump in and create something. Pamela helped me get the warp on the loom. It was a guild challenge project, arriving about 6 months after the challenge.
I’m starting early on the April 2017 challenge. Designs are being created in spreadsheets on my computer, yarn is being spun and the ideas are multiplying. It is always fun to see what the challenge inspires. I love Alaska Native arts and crafts and I am looking forward to seeing how members turn it into creations. I like the idea of using the challenge items in our Association of Northwest Guilds (ANWG) booth in Victoria. Keep that in mind when you plan.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the holiday potluck! Have a safe and wonderful holiday season with family and friends and remember to carve some time out to weave and spin.