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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.

Make-It Gathering at Mt. Vernon Commons Monthly 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
August 2022 cancelled, will resume in September 2022
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

Alaska State Fair - Entry information and demo schedule
Volunteers needed to judge, demonstrate or for exhibit assistance at the fair. Signup Genius
Weblink for Fiber and Fleece 2022 entry information and general information: https://www.alaskastatefair.org/site/exhibit/fiber-fleece/

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.

Chiaki O'Brien Saori Workshop, 9/24/22 or 9/25/22, Spaces available if you bring your own loom.
Information
Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-chiaki

The class is full for those signed up to use the pre-warped SAORI piccolo looms.  We have some remaining seats for those who would like to bring their own pre-warped loom.

This will be our first in-person weaving class since COVID. I hope you are as excited about it as we are! The COVID protocols for this workshop are that if a person is not vaccinated, we are requesting they have a negative COVID test within 3 days. Chiaki O'Brien has already let us know that she is fully vaccinated.

Note that we estimate a certain amount of participation in the classes in order to bring Chiaki to Alaska. We will review the registration on July 24th and determine if the class has enough participants to meet the minimum estimate.

Membership reminder
September 2022 will be 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 click HERE to enroll or renew.