Intro to Spinning
September 13, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Museum.
Registration Fee: $25/per person includes fiber
and all supplies needed to get you started.
The guild will provide a limited number of wheels (please register
soon to reserve one). If you have your own wheel, please
bring it and we’ll show you how to use it!
The guild has five spinning wheels that will be available for
rent after the class. (Note: You must be a current member to rent
equipment from the guild. Membership is $25/year.) Rental is $25/month with a $100 security deposit (fully refundable upon
returning equipment in good shape).
To register, please contact Farrah Weinert at 503.807.7379 or email.
Liz Gipson Rigid Heddle Workshops - September 20-21, 2014 - (space still available as of 8/2/14)
The Liz Gipson Rigid Heddle Workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. September 20th and 21st. The classes will be held at the Camp Fire Alaska Office, 161 Klevin St #100, Anchorage, AK 99508. You can sign up for one or both days. If you sign up for both, Liz will assist participants in re-warping their looms at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. If more than 10 people sign up for a class, we will need the assistance of an experienced rigid heddle weaver to help Liz. There is no fee for the assistant. This is the link to the registration: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A094BA8AC29AA8-lizgipson
Fees will be $100-125 per class depending on the number in the class and flight cost. A $62.50 deposit is due by August 1st. If you cancel after August 1st you will lose your deposit unless you find a replacement for yourself.
Liz Gipson Biography
Liz has made yarn her life. The author of Weaving Made Easy, she has worked for industry leaders such as Interweave and Schacht Spindle and industry innovators such as the Wool Wide Web and Craftsy. A veteran of DIY television she cohosted of Knitting Daily TV for its first three seasons and has made numerous appearances on HGTV and DIY networks. Liz teaches weaving and spinning workshops across the country. Her new DVD Life After Warping was released in the fall of 2013. She publishes rigid heddle patterns under the brand Yarnworker and works as a content marketing consultant to the yarn industry. For more information, visit lizgipson.com; yarnworker.com
Warp, Weave, and Wrap It Up!
Learn how to get those yarns on your loom, weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! No experience required. 6 hours.
Anything But Plain
The materials you choose and the ways you use them can create such a variety of cloth that you will never get bored with the simple structure of plain weave. No second heddle or pick-up stick required. Beginners welcome. Pre-warped loom required.
Multi colored rovings for a Spinning for Color class taught by Deb Menz.
Long time knitter, spinner par excellence Gayle Andrus took a beginning rigid heddle weaving class this past year. Photographed here by Mary Werner is her very first hand woven project, a beautiful bag, using handspun fibers and embellished with beads.
Gayle was pleased to have had her bag displayed at a First Friday Art Show at Changepoint Church where she also demonstrated drop spindle spinning. Gayle’s husband made the display stand for the bag.
The natural dyeing class was tons of fun.
Gathered the dye supplies...
and had some fun!
Every color of the rainbow!
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