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Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild
Mailing Address: Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild PO Box 73152 Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152

OCTOBER Newsletter 2015
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Wednesday, November 4th
5:30pm Warping demonstrations on Sectional and Paddle warping
7pm, Program: 'Knock your Socks off'
Sock Knitting machine Demonstration
Arvid Weflen

Come early for snacks and see a warping demonstration at 5:30pm
Program at 7:00pm

Winter Picnic late January
Location: TBA

SUSAN WILSRUD of Caylpso farms
Begins November 10th
Contact: Susan at 451-0691 to register
Class Description
Learn how to create your own yarn!  This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel.  The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a balanced 2-ply yarn.  Students will be encouraged to practice between classes and will gain the foundational experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner.

A Weaver’s Yarn
Spinner’s Prep class, Nov. 7,14,21 (Saturday)
New to wheel spinning? Wanting to brush up on the basics before Judith McKenzie's workshop?    
Susan Miller will be teaching
a "Spinner's PrepClass"
starting November 7.
Dates: Saturday, November 7, 14 and 21
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: A Weaver's Yarn,
1810 Alaska Way [off College Road]
Cost: $120.00
($40/session if you can't make all three)
Materials: each session includes 2 ounces spinning fiber; more available in the shop or bring your own
Wheels: bring your wheel, or rent
Class size: Limited to 4 students -
pre-registration is required - call 374-1995

2015 YouthSummer FiberArtsProgram
Celebrating our 23nd year for summer programs
See you next year


Activity Options:
A week end activity,
a 5 day daily activity or
once a week for 5 weeks.
SELECT a class topic & a project can be designed for one day
or for a week
For more infomation
call: 452-7737
Minmum: 4 students
Sign up with friends

New looms added

Weaving Studio Location
Phone: 907-452-7737
Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg
516 2nd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99707

Courthouse parking after 4:30pm
1st Ave. entrance at Fudge Pot

Weaving Classes

Classes & Workshops

Two options to brush up or learn this wonderful craft

11, 12 & 13
Spinning workshop with Judith MacKenzie
on the 'Spinners Toolkit'
Topic detail on workshop page
To Register: call 452-7737

Another workshop in 2016
with Ann Wood O'brien

RUG HOOKING workshop in 2016
by Kate Lamal

Spinning, Weaving & Mordanting Information

Mordanting Instructions
Warping A-Z Back to Front
EASY WAY WARPING: New Warp Tied on to an old Warp with ease

Phone: (907) 452-7737
NEW Email:
History -- Purpose -- Membership -- Meetings -- Newsletter items & ads


      The Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild was founded by 11 weavers in 1952 and received 501-c-3 status in 1985. In 1991 the guild rented studio space in the Lathrop Building, an old building in downtown Fairbanks. The Guild secured the UAF looms which had been in storage since 1987 and began the UAF Weaving program again in the fall of 1991. Weaving has been part of the UAF curriculum since 1927, in Home Ecomonics and cross referenced with the Art
[Click here to view a detailed Guild history]


     The Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild is a nonprofit educational organization formed to:

     -- Act as a conduit for information that contributes to the growth of knowledge in our heritage of weaving, spinning, textiles and fiber arts through meetings, fellowship and related activities.
     -- Sponsor and support educational events such as workshops, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations and the like that promote weaving, spinning, and fiber arts.
     -- Encourage improvement of our work through comparison and sharing of techniques.
     -- Promote interest in our weaving and spinning heritage among members of the community.


     Membership is open to anyone interested in weaving, spinning and the fiber arts. Annual dues are $20.00 per year, due in March. Membership and dues are prorated after August at $1.00 per month until March ($10.00). Those interested in joining the Guild may send name, mailing address, phone number, email address and dues to:   
     Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild,   PO Box 73152,   Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152
[Click here for membership form]


      Guild meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month with social hour at 6:30pm and the program beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is usually held at the Weaving Studio (Lathrop Bldg., 516 2nd Ave., Room 219), our permanent location, unless indicated otherwise in the Guild newsletter.


      All correspondence may be directed to the address below. Enclose $2.50 for a small classified ad (1-4 lines only), COPY READY ADS are $12.00 (1/2 page) or $8.00 (1/4 pages). Layout fee for ads is $25.00. Send a check payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild to: PO Box 73152, Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152.

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