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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.


Alanna Wilcox

AWSG general meeting January 8th - with Tien Chiu

Tien ChiuPlease join us for a special program by Tien Chiu on the Four Factors in color. Tien Chiu is an expert on color in weaving. Her work has been exhibited in museums and featured on the cover of Handwoven, and she has taught over 15,000 students in her online classes. She has woven hundreds of handwoven fabric swatches and dyed over 2,500 yarn samples in a quest to understand color. She is the author of Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work. Tien is currently co-Chair of the Board at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Tien teaches about color in weaving at www.warpandweave.com.

Visual Design: The Four Factors

When designing a piece, there are four factors in its design that contribute most to its look and feel. The mood - the overall atmosphere of its piece - is set by the range of lights and darks in the piece. The vibrancy determines how eye-catching the piece is, and is set by saturation and warmth. The drama of a piece is the emotional tension in a piece, and is created through contrast. And, finally, the complexity of the patterning determines whether it feels elegantly simple or fascinatingly complex.

This talk discusses the four factors and how they work in handweaving.

Bio:
Tien Chiu is an expert on color in weaving. Her work has been exhibited in museums and featured on the cover of Handwoven, and she has taught over 15,000 students in her online classes. She has woven hundreds of handwoven fabric swatches and dyed over 2,500 yarn samples in a quest to understand color. She is the author of Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work. Tien is currently co-Chair of the Board at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Tien teaches about color in weaving at www.warpandweave.com.

Please contact Lorri if you would like the ZOOM details.
Lorri Wright

Make It Gathering at Mt. Vernon Commons January 15th 10 AM to 2PM
The Commons House has 3 separate rooms for gathering. We will dedicate some of the rooms to different study groups. Please join us for either a study group or to simply work on your project with others. 3322 Commons Circle Anchorage, AK 99503

Newsletter Submissions
As always, we love photos and articles from our members. Did you learn something new that you want to share? Was there a textile book or a new tool you want to review? Share your progress or lessons learned on your newest project. Pam will do a wonderful job compiling it!

Membership reminder
After the November 2021 meeting we dropped people who had not paid for the 2021-22 guild year from our InfoBlast mailing list and changed the password for the website’s members only area. Guild membership has been temporarily lowered to $30 this year. Please keep our community whole and thriving by joining us. We have a lot of really wonderful programs planned. Please join us using the link below. You will be given the choice of paying online via PayPal or sending us a check.

Please click HERE to enroll or renew.