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.
Fall is certainly in full swing and we are entering the beginning of the holiday season. This month we pause to consider those things we are thankful for and to reflect on the truly important things in life.
Among so many other things, I am very thankful for the continued capacity to learn.
Whether it is learning in the formal classroom setting or in a more informal “real-time” atmosphere with a mentor or friend, learning certainly is a gift.
One of the beautiful by-products of our gathering monthly as a guild is the ability to rub elbows with fellow fiber addicts and share knowledge, inspiration, and passion for these crafts we all enjoy. I hope that you are encouraged to try something new this season or improve on a skill you already have.
Whether it is through one of our workshops, utilizing our library items, joining a study group, or spending time with a mentor, the learning journey is one worth embarking on. How will you begin that journey?
Farrah Weinert, President, AWSG
Below Julie Carter shows off her shadow weave at a monthly meeting during show and tell.