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.

Membership reminder
After the November meeting we dropped people who had not paid for the 2020-21 guild year from our InfoBlast mailing list and changed the password for the website’s members only area. Guild membership has been temporarily lowered to $25 this year. Please keep our community whole and thriving by joining us. We have a lot of really wonderful programs planned. Please go online to our website to join. You will be given the choice of paying online via PayPal or sending us a check.

Please click HERE to enroll or renew.

Member Meeting, March 13, April 10, and May 8 at 10am

yarn color wheelColor and Spinning with Our Own Kathryn Young
Confused about color theory? Wondering what to do with all those wonderful hand-dyed colorways out there? Want to spin a color you cannot find? Attend Kathryn Young’s presentation on Color and Spinning at the March meeting for some answers! Kathryn’s fiber adventure started in grade school when she learned to knit. She progressed to other yarn crafts, then to spinning, and is currently learning to weave. Along the way, she’s learned a few things about color.

Newsletter Submissions
As always, we love photos and articles from our members. Did you learn something new that you want to share? Was there a textile book or a new tool you want to review? Share your progress or lessons learned on your newest project. Pam will do a wonderful job compiling it!

President Letter
I was so intimidated when asked to be the Guild President. But, I am so thankful that I stepped up. First, it has been a joy to work with the rest of the board and committees. They are a great bunch of people. Second, to say that COVID changed up my life and AWSG would be an understatement. Yet, having AWSG on my agenda did help with my sanity; in keeping me moving forward, staying directed and establishing social connections.

Lorri and Gwen (our NominationCommittee) have had a wonderful response which resulted in nominations for next year’s board and most committee members. We do still have a few committee positions open. I encourage you to step up and join the fun. Having new blood makes us dynamic and responsive. None of the open positions are a lot of work, but they will give you influence into how this guild moves forward. Your support will make sure our guild stays vibrant.


A Call for Volunteers/Officers for 2021/2022 AWSG Year!
The best part of the Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild are the volunteers who contribute a great wealth of diverse knowledge. Our organization is rich with creative and technical skill. There is a great organization of volunteers who make that happen!

We are looking to fill officer and committee positions for the upcoming year. Please consider taking on a role either as a primary or backup position. Not sure if you can do it? We have supportive staff members willing to share their experience. It is much easier to learn a new role with the support of the current and outgoing staff.  

Gwen Mathew and Lorri Wright are forming a nominating committee to fill the positions in January 2021. We are looking for volunteers for the nominating committee as well as volunteers for the upcoming year. If interested, please contact:
Gwen Mathew at emerald@gci.net
Lorri Wright at lorrihome@live.com or mobile (907) 360-0276