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Anchorage Weaver & Spinner Guild

Illegal Yarns with Patsy - On Line Class

This class is funded by the Jean Truscott Memorial Fund, which she so graciously provided to the Guild through her estate sale. There is no cost to guild members to attend the class.  The Guild Zoom account allows up to 100 participants (that should be all of us!).

Join Patsy Zawistoski’s virtual spinning class Saturday October 17th, 24th and 31st from 10:00am to noon. Patsy will teach us a new way to ply, breaking plying rules, and plying S and Z twist together to make amazing, strong, resilient spiral yarns.  If you can’t make a session, not to worry, the class will be recorded, and available to watch when you want to for two weeks after the presentation date.

Participants do need to pay for materials for the class. The materials are optional, use your own stash if you wish. You can purchase a class kit for all three classes for $34.00 or contact Laurie Sitkiewicz if you want to purchase a few individual items from the kit (907-240-5366, 907-277-4779 or [email protected]). If purchasing a kit, it needs to be paid for when you sign up for the class. Kits are non-refundable.

There are 40 kits available for purchase. The whole kit will contain the following:

Class 1 Wool painted roving with effects
   1 oz painted fine wool roving (If providing from stash, could be undyed.)
   1 oz total of fiber for effects mix of any wool blends, mohair locks, other long wool locks, alpaca, bunny, camel 

Class 2 Silk with effects
   1/2 oz silk hankie painted (If providing from stash, could be undyed.)
   1 oz total of fiber for effects this fiber will be a combination of either mohair locks/roving, pygora, alpaca cloud/top/roving

Class 3 cotton with effects
   1/2 oz ginned cotton
   1/2 oz total of fiber for effects in a mix of tencel/ bamboo, angelina, firestar

Whole kits will be picked up at Sarah Robicheaux's house at 5376 E. 41st Ave 99508, beginning October 10th. Call before you come - 338-8516. You can come pretty much any time. If Sarah is not home, her daughter, Mary usually is. All kits must be ordered by September 30th.

Laurie will hold 2 open houses to purchase individual fibers. Thursday 10/1 and 10/8 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm. Members coming to Laurie's house to shop need to meet the following criteria:

  • In good health - no COVID
  • Have been in AK for at least the prior 7 days
  • Have not been near someone with COVID
  • Wearing a mask

Laurie is also open to making appointments for other times to shop at her house.

Sign up under the first slots if you want a kit. RSVP under the second set of slots if you are coming and using your own stash.

The class will be presented on Zoom. The Zoom information will be sent out in an info-blast in plenty of time before the class.


Date: 10/17/2020 (Sat.)

Created by:   Anchorage Weaver & Spinner Guild
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Location Time (AKDT) Available Slot
This includes 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31  10:00am - 12:00pm  

RSVP - No kit wanted (80)

Coming to class, using own stash.

18 of 80 slots filled
Sarah Robicheaux
Sarah Robicheaux
Rosemarie Rotunno
BJ Coopes
Malin Campbell
Karen Williams
I am SO excited about this. Cannot wait!
Julia Lenz
Laurie Sitkiewicz
Monica OKeefe
Elena Prisekin
Looking forward to seeing everyone, even if virtually. Thank you Jean Truscott.
Bella Mathew
Alena Coon
Marie Trueblood
Jennifer Hall Jones
Mary Werer
Farrah Weinert
Jeanie Farley
Carol Koford
I'd like a kit if one more is available
Jo Librizzi
This includes 10/17,10/24 and 10/31  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Purchasing Kit for all 3 classes (19)

($34.00 each)

All slots filled
Rosemarie Rotunno
Linda Hearn
Laura Woody
Cathy McIntyre
Franny Junge (3)
Terry Roberts
please ship Maureen English's with mine
Please ship with kit for Terry Roberts.
Marjorie McLaren
DeAnne Sabol
Gayle Andrus
Thank you Miss Jean
Cindy Woodings
remebering Jean with love
Alysa Larose
Joanne Teague
Fall colors prefered
Gwen Mathew
Colleen Marinucci
Mindy Alvord
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