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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.

We hold monthly meetings from September through May, often featuring a guest speaker. at 10:00 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the First Congregational Christian Church, 2610 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508. Entrance and parking on the lower, east side parking area only. Other Guild activities include beginning weaving and spinning classes, workshops led by professional instructors, demonstration of weaving and spinning at local events, participation in the Alaska State Fair, and fiber retreats.

Beginning weaving classes this fall.
Sign up link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-beginning2

The beginning weaving classes are available for anyone who would like to take them - even non members. AWSG has looms available for rental at $25 per month for members only. If the student will need to rent a loom, they would need to become a member. The cost for membership this year is $35. These classes are intended to be small groups so that the instructor will be able to give individual attention to each of the students. We will need 4 students signed up for each class series or the class will be cancelled.

Barbara Keller of Barbara Unlimited will teach beginning weaving classes. Each class series will teach the basics of weaving a project and assumes students have no prior knowledge of weaving. It will include calculating the quantity of yarn needed, how to warp the loom, how to weave, and finishing techniques. At the end of the class, students will have completed a sampler and will have gained an understanding of how to plan and weave a project on their own. These classes are suitable for high school students through adults.

Students will bring a 4 shaft loom and weaving equipment to the class. AWSG has looms available for rental for members if arranged in advance of the class. Yarn and instructions will be supplied by the instructor and is included in the class fee.

There are 3 sets of beginning classes available. Each class will consist of 3 days of instructions, taking place on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Dates:
     Class 1: cancelled
     Class 2: Sunday 10/23/2022, 10/30/2022, 11/06/2022, Rental Looms returned by 11/20/2022
     Class 3: Sunday 11/20/2022, 12/4/2022, 12/11/2022, Rental Looms returned by 12/18/202

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm each Sunday
Location: Mt. Vernon Commons House, 3301 Commons Circle, Anchorage, AK 99503 (This is on the north side of West 34th between C Street and Arctic.)
Class Fee (per series): $295 will be required at registration which can be paid on-line or checks may be sent to:

Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild
PO Box 244055
Anchorage, AK 99524-4055

Cancellations shall result in the forfeiture of the class fee, unless a replacement can be found, whether from the waiting list or arranged by the person cancelling the registration in the workshop.

If the minimum number of registrants is not received by one week before the class begins, this class will be cancelled, and all money paid will be refunded.

CHIAKI O'BRIEN SAORI WEAVING WORKSHOP - 9/24/22 or 9/25/22
Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-chiaki

CHIAKI O'BRIEN SAORI WEAVINGChiaki O’Brien, SAORI artist from Minnesota, will provide a one day workshop on the philosophy of SAORI and weaving techniques.

A pre-warped SAORI Piccolo loom will be provided with black 10/2 warp. Students will provide weft yarns for their own use, and we are request that students bring a few other types of yarn to share with others.

Students will have the option to sign up for a Saturday or Sunday workshop. If a student has their own SAORI loom, pre-warped, a separate category is available with a discount of $15.

Date: Saturday 09/24/22 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or Sunday 09/25/22 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Location: Camp Fire Alaska, Wells Fargo Community Room, 161 Klevin St. #100, Anchorage, AK 99508
Class Fee (per day): $105 will be required at registration which can be paid on-line or checks may be sent to:

Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild
PO Box 244055
Anchorage, AK 99524-4055

Cancellations shall result in the forfeiture of the class fee, unless a replacement can be found, whether from the waiting list or arranged by the person cancelling the registration in the workshop.

If the minimum number of registrants is not received by July 24th, this class will be cancelled, and all money paid will be refunded.

If you have questions, please contact DeAnne Sabol, (907) 841-3008, email DeAnne or Lorri Wright, (907) 360-0276, email Lorri.