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 a spring and fall fiber retreat in cooperation with the Valley Fiber Arts Guild. Please join us each second Saturday from September through May from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Christian Church.
Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page.
Well, summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner. For some this is a
hard goodbye, but if you’re like me you welcome the change. Fall is that time when
we switch gears, return to a more manageable pace (no one can fit in an entire
summer of fun in three short months like an Alaskan!) and prepare for the season
In July, the AWSG board gathered to continue planning for the guild season ahead
and we have some exciting plans to share with you. This fall alone we look forward
to several workshop opportunities (Terry Olsen’s tapestry weaving class & Judith
Makenzie’s spinning workshops), a beginning spinner’s class, several fiber-fling
days, the Dena’ina Arts and Crafts Emporium and much more!
You won’t want to miss the first guild meeting of the season on September 12th
to learn more! Don’t forget to bring your “show & tell” items from your summer
projects! Speaking of guild meetings…we have a new meeting space! Our meetings
will continue to be on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-noon, but will now
take place at 2610 Northern Lights Blvd (First Congregational Church).
Be watching for an Infoblast the week before the meeting with details about
parking and which entrance to use. We are excited about the opportunities that
this new space will provide, including plenty of room for our guild membership to
continue to grow! Here’s to a great new season! Please join us for the fun!
Farrah Weinert, President, AWSG
Below Julie Carter shows off her shadow weave at a monthly meeting during show and tell.