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 drop people who have not paid for 2020-21 guild year from our InfoBlast mailing list and change the password for the website’s members only area. Guild membership was 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.

Sprang a-long Nov 18 - Nov 25
Celebrate our most recent sprang guild presentation with this very timely sprang-a-long.  Join Marjorie, who will be participating from our guild.  This project will have beginner level instructions.  This starts Nov 18 and runs through Nov 25.  The end product is a stocking cap, perfect for winter! What is sprang?

President Letter
September was full of inspiration. I love the color and scents of this season. We have had some beautiful stormy skies, autumn leaves and my favorite overripe cranberry smell in the woods. I have checked out books from the library on journaling and the “make it” movement. I have taken several online classes. I took a month-long bullet journal class by Felicity Ford, focusing on creative applications. From Smithsonian, I found a course on Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement which had a “lab” portion where I learned to draw Macintosh roses to use in an embroidery project with my own handspun silk thread. October was equally busy with virtual classes from Patsy Z, American Kumihimo Society and Red Stone Glenn. What are you doing for inspiration?

COVID’s “current normal” has opened up living room educational opportunities for me. I do not miss grocery shopping and love curbside pickup. I love having fewer driving errands. I enjoy walks and seeing so many others out there enjoying it too. I am rethinking a lot of things I used to take for granted, like staying in touch with friends and family in meaningful ways. Our series binge watching with dinner and friends’ weekly event is now virtual. My extended family is coming up with ways we can virtually gather over the holidays, since I will not be traveling to visit them. We are tossing around ideas like a virtual gift exchange opening, a jigsaw puzzle webcam, long distance Internet gaming party, conversations in front of our respective fireplaces and a decoration challenge via ZOOM.

I am hoping we all find things to be thankful for this November. Please join me in seeing and embracing new opportunities.