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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.

WHERE THERE’S A TWILL, THERE’S A WAY WORKSHOP - September 23-24, 2023 with Ellen Halseth
Mark your calendar!! Our own Ellen Halseth will be giving us a workshop, September 23 and 24, 2023. Ellen is a production weaver and knows many tips and tricks to make your weaving efficient and fun!

Are you ready to get more out of one threading of your loom? Do you crave variety in patterns? Do you want more bang for your buck after you’ve spent all that time threading the loom?
Well, if any of these are true, this is the class for you.

This class will allow you to create several different patterns with one threading and one tie up. Depending on the size of the thread you use you will be able to create dishtowels, washcloths, mug mats or something of your own choosing.

There will also be a mini-lesson of winding a warp with multiple threads and counting at the same time, and one on hemming dishtowels.

Maximum No. of Participants – 15
Date: Saturday – Sunday 9/23– 9/24/23
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Campfire Building, 161 Klevin Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Ak
Class Fee: $70.00 will be required at registration which can be paid by PayPal or mailing a check to:

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

Sign up for this fabulous workshop using this Sign Up Genius link:

Solar Dyeing your own Handspun with Deborah Gray

Solar Dyeing with Deborah GrayDeborah Gray is a textile artist based in Oban, on the West Coast of Scotland. Her recent work examines the links between land(scape), the natural materials (fibre, plants) which grow there, and the work created from those materials which reflects elements of the land(scape). Completed projects can be seen at She is currently working on a community artwork using wool fabrics and yarns which she has dyed with the 18 trees associated with the Gaelic alphabet.

Deborah works mainly with wool, and has taught hand spinning, natural dyeing and knitting techniques for over 40 years, including workshops in Scotland, Italy, Iceland and Greenland and 10 consecutive years as guest tutor at Shetland Wool Week.

She has been Artist-in-Residence at The Icelandic Textile Centre, Blönduós, NorthWest Iceland in 2018, 2019 and 2021. She was Lead Practitioner for the Eco Creative Cluster dye garden project at The Rockfield Centre, Oban, developing a dye garden and programme of natural dyeing workshops while building a network of local and international practitioners focusing on the use of natural dyes and related practices. She is a collaborator in Wool in the North, a project seeking to address the waste of wool around the North Atlantic by developing sustainable wool-based tourism and other initiatives.

Solar Dyeing Workshop Notes