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.

Membership reminder
September 2022 was the start of the new Guild Year. Guild membership has been temporarily lowered to $35 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 note that the form reads an incorredt amount as the dues are $35/yr and $10 for newsletter only.

Please click HERE to enroll or renew.

AWSG Monthly Meetings - Second Saturday of the month
Zoom Member Meeting: May 13, 2023 - Monthly 2nd Saturday from 10:00 - noon
Meeting ID: 875 5218 1447 Passcode: 920816

pavillianSaturday, May 13th, 10am will be in person at the Abbott Loop Picnic Pavilion at 8101 Elmore Dive. We will be celebrating!!! What will be celebrating, you ask? Here are just a few highlights:

The Guild Challenge – the theme of which is “Pearlessence” or “Luminessence”, anything with a beautiful glow or shine!! We will show them off to each other.
The Guild’s 50 th Anniversary!!!!!!
Being together in person!!!!!
Weft over sale!!

We can stay until 3:00 pm if we want, so feel free to bring a bag lunch. Also!! Bring a folding chair. Come and join the fun!! It will be so good to see everyone!!!!!

Weft Over Sale
We will have a tailgate weft over sale at the end of the May meeting in the parking lot of the Abbot Loop Picnic Pavilion. Bring those items from your stash that you want to send out into the world.
If you are selling things, please bring anything you need to facilitate your sale, such as a table, some change (dollar bills etc.). Each weft over salesperson will run their own little tailgate operation independently.

What treasures will we find???

Annual K'esugi Ken In Denali Park Summer Event - July 27-31, 2023
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New Guild Bags!!

The Guild has a new logo, designed by our own Pam Clifton. The logo has been embroidered onto beautiful new bags, which are for sale. Get your new bag at the May meeting for $25.00. After the meeting they will be $30.00. Payment is by check only at the meeting or by Paypal, no later than May 6th. Here’s what the bags look like:

Looking good!! Big thanks to Gwen Mathew for making the bags happen!!!

Here are the PayPal Instructions:
Paying for AWSG workshops or merchandise thru your personal PayPal account.

  1. Sign into your PayPal account; this should bring you to the Dashboard view
    (check upper right of screen).
  2. Click the gold "Send" button
  3. Type in the AWSG email:, then press enter
  4. Click on the “$0.00” and enter in the amount to send.
  5. Click on the “+ What is this payment for?” and enter in the workshop or merchandise you are paying for.
  6. Click the "Continue" button near the bottom of the page.
  7. Confirm the information and click "Send Payment Now" button


WHERE THERE’S A TWILL, THERE’S A WAY WORKSHOP - September 23-24, 2023 with Ellen Halseth

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Sign up for this fabulous workshop using this Sign Up Genius link:

Make-It Gathering at Mt. Vernon Commons Monthly 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Mark your calendar and join us for the Monthly Make-it Gatherings on the third Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The gathering is held at Mt. Vernon Commons. 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

Check out the Study Groups offered by the guild! Study Groups Information

Valley Fiber Arts Guild 2023 Spring AFAR registration is open - April 21st - 23rd More Information

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.