Mission To connect fiber artists across Interior Alaska and build community through practice, teaching andlearning in the arts of weaving, hand spinning, and related textile arts. Purpose The Fairbanks Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild (FWSG) is a nonprofit educational organization formed to: Act as a conduit for information that contributes to the growth of knowledge in […]Read More
Fiber and fiber arts vendors and businesses in interior Alaska: Calypso Farm is a non-profit, educational farm outside Fairbanks. They offer workshops, handspun wool and fiber kits, and grow their own fiber Coyote Trail Farm and Fiber Mill offers full-service fiber processing The Folk School Fairbanks offers year-round classes and programs for all ages in […]
The membership year goes from April 1st to March 30th of the following year. To become a member or renew your membership, please download our membership form, print it out, and mail it to us at FWSG PO Box 73152 Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152 We also have forms available for you in person at our events.
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 […]
During our April general meeting, we elected our new board: Kim Kortenhof (co-president) Becky Hammond (co-president) Kate Hedstrom (vice president) Claire Spann (treasurer) Clara Noomah (secretary) Helen Howard Jasmine Johnson-Kennedy Annika Meyer Chris Waigl We also welcomed Katie DiCristina of Georgeson Botanical Garden, who gave us a presentation about the Penny Wakefield Memorial Dyegarden, and […]
The March 2023 newsletter is available. It has another member focus: Becky Hammond. Enjoy! Members of the Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild include everyone from brand new weavers and beginning spinners to seasoned fiber professionals. Today’s member focus is on one of our professional artists, Becky Hammond of White Fireweed Farm and Freest Fancy Creations. […]
The 2022 FWSG Dye Day on Saturday August 27 was a great success!