Rabbit Ridge Designs Yarn

Spirit weaving by Zann Carter
Spirit weaving
by Zann Carter


























































































Calendar of Events - see the newsletter in the Members Only area for more details on events.
We have guild meetings September through May.

To both promote the fiber arts in our csommunity and to encourage participation in a wide variety of events, the Guild welcomes individuals and businesses to advertise events & classes in our online Guild calendar.  For full details and rates (if applicable) please review our Advertising Policy.

NEW! 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

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

Needle Felting by Pam Clifton

Pam Clifton's pumpkins     Pam Cllifton's felted      Pam Clifton's felted apples

2021/2022 Guild Year Fashion Show by Lorri Wright
We are still planning to have a Fashion Show in the upcoming year - but it will be virtual! We will schedule members to model their clothes at different times and film each outfit. The individual video clips will be compiled with a voice over to describe each of the outfits. This combined film will be shown at various locations, including our guild website. Farrah Weinert will coordinate the effort and will be requesting volunteers in the near future. The first task is to find out how many will have an outfit ready to model – dates yet to be determined. A Survey Monkey will arrive in your e-mail soon asking if you will have a garment ready, or near ready. This will determine the next steps and timeline. It would be wonderful to see a big turnout for this endeavor.

Study Groups

Band Weaving - Led by Joanne Teague - Meets Monthly 3rd Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Band Weaving SampleThe band weaving group working on a weave-along from the book “Oseberg 34D” by Bente Skogsaas. Lorri Wright is giving expert guidance on how to make one of these beautiful historical bands. Come join us as we learn more about the tablet weavings that have been excavated from the Oseberg burial site in Norway.For more info: https://skogsaas.wordpress.com/

Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM
Dec 16, 2021 06:00 PM
Jan 20, 2022 06:00 PM
Feb 17, 2022 06:00 PM
Mar 17, 2022 06:00 PM
Apr 21, 2022 06:00 PM

Zoom info is included in the AWSG monthly newsletter.  If you misplaced your newsletter, send email to: Memberatlarge@anchorageweavespin.org

We created a (closed) Facebook group titled “AWSG Bandweaving Study Group”. Please join us if you are interested. Just search for the group name on Facebook and request to join.

SAORI Weaving - Led by Farrah Weinert - Meets Monthly 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Join this active group in monthly challenges exploring Saori weaving. We are currently meeting at the Mt. Vernon Commons during the Make-It Gathering.

Tessellations -Led by Sarah Robicheaux - Meets Monthly 1st Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Tessellation - an interlocking design that repeats perfectly across a surface. We are currently on chapter 7 of the book, Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns by Jinny Beyer. ISBN 0-8092-2866-1. We will try different exercises in the chapters, a new chapter each month. Feel free to call (338-8516) or email Sarah. if you have questions on joining email Sarah..

The groups meets the 1st Wed each month at 7pm via zoom.
Zoom info is included in the AWSG monthly newsletter.  If you misplaced your newsletter, please send an email to us

Churanunu - Led by Scharine Kirchoff - Meets 4th Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
You are welcome to join us for the monthly Churanunu (Chura-nu-nu) Weaving Study Group meeting. Please email Scharine Kirchoff to find out more about the next meeting and confirm your attendance at the meeting.

Put this on your calendar! 5th Annual K’esugi Ken Camping Trip • July 28 – Aug 1
We have had such wonderful gatherings at the K’esugi Ken Campground near Talkeetna. You can reserve 80% of the sites NOW. These sites book fast. We can share sites and guild members at the site can attempt to reserve the 20% that are in-person reservations only. Book your summer fun now: https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/kesugi-ken-camp-ground/AK/1181700/overview

ANWG 2023 Conference
The 2021 ANWG has been canceled and will be re-scheduled for 2023 in Bend, OR. HGA Convergence is now scheduled for 2022 in Knoxville, TN. If you are planning on attending the ANWG 2023 conference, you might consider a detour visiting the Aurora Colony Museum in Oregon.

ANWG 2023

Join us June 11-18, 2023 at the
Riverhouse Convention Center ~ Bend, Oregon

mannequinGarment Makers Study Group
by Anne Brooks
Even in these days of self-isolation, we can find interesting information on the internet and share this via Zoom, individual calls and on the AWSG Facebook page. I’ve found some links and groups that may be of interest: Sewing for Weavers group on Facebook, AWSG Saori Weavers,8-Shaft Weaving and Inspirations Magazine.

I am hoping those who are interested will consider making your own fitting muslin this summer. There are a wealth of resources on the Internet including YouTube videos, online courses and other how-tos. We could all find a particular course, or take different ones and critique the differences. If you are interested in a summer project, want to join the group or just want an update, give Anne a call at 907-242-6405.

2020 AWSG Challenge

Guild Challenge – Plan a Fashion Favorite
The guild challenge is intended to encourage and enable people to plan out a garment or accessory that will be a favorite item, one that you really enjoy wearing and can wear often. While you are welcome to plan anything you desire, we were hoping to enable you to make a garment that is both useful and special.

To facilitate this, we have an ongoing study group. Topics are far ranging and open to input and include so far: color, what shape looks best on your body shape and texture and drape.

The April challenge is not to complete this garment, but to work on your design. You can start anywhere. Duplicate a favorite garment shape or color. Fall in love with a weaving pattern then plan the colors and yardage. Spin fiber for a sweater with warmth in mind. For inspiration here is a link to Kate Larson’s short article about the notes she keeps as she creates a new project:

We created a (closed) Facebook group titled “AWSG Bandweaving Study Group”. Please join us if you are interested. Just search for the group name on Facebook and request to join.

Other Fiber Activities Around the State:

Alaska has a vibrant and active fiber community. Here is a sampling of events happening around State you may be interested in attending.

Cordova Fiber Arts Guild

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cdvfiber/?hc_ref=SEARCH

Check out their Facebook page to keep current on what members are working on.


Eagle River Spinners
Location: Eagle River Library; Eagle River, AK
Dates: 10 AM, third Saturday of the month
Location: Eagle River Library

The Eagle River Spinners welcome anyone interested in the fiber arts. Please join us at 10 am on the third Saturday of the month at the Eagle River Library. This is an opportunity to not only to spin together, but as an outreach to, and educational tool for, our community.


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