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
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.

Note from the president:

Update - A Mask Ordinance has been enacted in the Anchorage area. The requirements are that "All individuals must wear masks or face coverings over their noses and mouths when they are indoors in areas which are open to the public or which are communal spaces shared with other individuals not from one's household." In order to comply with the ordinance, please wear a mask while at the Make it Gathering this Saturday.

The location, time, and activities remain the same. This will be located at the Mt. Vernon Commons House, 3322 Commons Circle, Anchorage, AK. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This is on the north side of West 34th, between C Street and Arctic.

Bring a project you are working on and visit with your fellow guild members! There are 3 rooms at the Commons House. One of the rooms will be dedicated to SAORI weaving, led by Farrah Weinert. Scharine Kirchoff will be demonstrating her Kasuri ikat method.

Note that the Band weaving group will not be held on this day. The plan is to change the meetings to a different day of the month. However, you can bring your band weaving project and show the others.

I look forward to seeing you all there!
Lorri Wright

Next Member Meeting, Our AWSG General Meeting will be November 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Virginia Postrel will present her book "The Power of Glamour."  You won't want to miss it!  

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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!