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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.

Membership reminder
Don't forget to renew your membership! Pay thru PayPal at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2LcJMs_YMSY73ofPpnUiDNSR6Aq1oK522J2Mpfr7WatvAwA/viewform
Mail your payment to the address below.
PO Box 244055
Anchorage, AK 99524-4055

Please click HERE to enroll or renew.

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

December 9th Holiday Gathering
In person meeting for a holiday potluck, informal fashion show and gift exchange! Also, bring your weftovers! Please RSVP via the Sign-Up Genius and note in the comments what dish you are bringing. Some helpers are needed, please sign up to help if you can!
Food Fashion and Fun!
Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild Holiday Gathering, 9 December 2023, 10AM - 12PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Anchorage, 2610 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508, lower parking lot
Wear or bring items you have made to show off for the fashion show. If you want to participate in the gift exchange bring something to give, it could be fiber related, but doesn't have to be.
First we'll meet, then we'll eat, then we'll show off, then we'll have our gift-off!!

Please note what dish you are bringing in the Sign Up Genius so that we can balance out the main dishes, sides and desserts.
We may give zoom a try for those individuals who are unable to meet in person during the fashion show, but for that we'd like a couple people to volunteer to assist.Here is the Sign Up Genius to RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E44AEAC2BA1FC1-45696157-food

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Fiber Art by Boisali Biswas

Boisali Biswas

Cheryl Kabala's Handwoven Wearable Art - 2 Tabby Weave - Presentation
Cheryl Kabala graciously shared the presentation she conducted at our October membership meeting. Presentation can be found here. Cheryl said, "Also, if anyone wants to know how I lay out the colors for my warps, I'm happy to share those.  I just need to know which shawls,  ponchos, or scarves they are interested in. They can contact me individually -it's that's easy." Contact Cheryl Kabala

OCheryl Kabala - shawl

Cheryl Kabala Shawl

Cheryl Kabala - shawl

Cheryl Kabala Shawl

Cheryl Kabala Scarf

Sign up for the Andean Pebble Weave Workshop - January 13th and 20th, 2023
more information

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2023 Handwoven Scarf Exchange - due by October 31st
Registration Open!
More Information

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: awsgworkshop@gmail.com, 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


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

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.