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!
The July 2022 Newsletter is available! It has a Presidents’ Letter from our new co-presidents Kim and Claire. Here is a taster: … Claire and I wanted to offer guild members some fun summer weaving projects. To that end, we’ve warped three looms with colorful projects. No warping or threading required! The looms are ready
The March 2022 newsletter is available for download. Our Member Focus this time is Helen Howard, and we had more material than we had space for in the newsletter. So here is the full version of the column! Enjoy! My introduction to the Weavers’ Guild was at Lydia Fohn Hansen’s home possibly in 1969. I
The January 2022 FWSG Newsletter is available for download (click here).
Happy New Year! Hope you are all dug out and warm! Mother Nature is still the Boss! I would like to recap last year as it was pretty extraordinary — to say the least. In January we started to sort through the Lathrop studio rooms as well as the Guild room. We knew we had
The November 2021 FWSG Newsletter is available for download.
After much research, deliberation, and input from guild members (remember those surveys?), the board decided to sign a lease to rent space at the Lion’s Club at the fairgrounds. The building is right across from Badger Hall, has plenty of parking, including close up for easy access, and the main area is almost twice the
Dannetta “Penny” Wakefield died peacefully at home on Aug. 16 from ovarian cancer. She was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Lemmon, South Dakota, to Berlyn and Agnes (Frisvold) Wakefield. She graduated in 1958 from Faulkton High School in Faulkton, South Dakota and in 1962 from South Dakota State College. She attained a degree in physical