Monday, January 11, 2016

 Our January meeting program was diverse:  first watching a CD describing the workshops at the MLH Summer Workshops next June (registration opens on Feb. 1), then enjoying the results of members' Book Wrap challenge (for those who have them finished) and, of course, Show 'n Tell


Three People have already finished their Book Wraps for the Challenge

Barbara made a wedding book cover for a gift with stitched roses on it.





Jeanne made an interesting cover out of paper, fabric and different types of stitching.



Alexa made a unique cover using crayons and heat setting them.

Thanks for the inspiration girls,

the rest of us will get busy soon.


Show N Tell


Jan brought two doll aprons to show us that matched the ones she made for her granddaughters.


Barbara showed us two shirts that she made out of fleece and of course a matching doll top.


Julia made this beautiful wall hanging on wool felt using an  Eco dyeing technique. The wool felt she finds at Fields Fabrics.

She also made this woven wall hanging using some discarded bamboo thread racks as her base.  


Sunday, December 6, 2015

And a Good Time Was Had By All at our Potluck, Ornament Exchange Party


We started the night with a feast.  Such a wonderful variety of appetizers, main dishes and desserts. And as Jeanne said, "We were quite fed up".



Here we are waiting patiently while Wendy takes pictures.

Show and Tell Followed




Alexa showed a Christmas card she made using the paper cutting technique we learned from Jan. She cut 60 trees to make her cards this year.


                                 
Barbara made a wonderful
   Christmas shirt.  Her specialty is making and selling  American Girl doll clothes, so her doll had to have a matching outfit.
   She also made the baby bunting below.







Beautiful dyed scarves by Julia.  She used various dyes including marigold, sumac, copper and walnuts.


This piece by Julia
incorporated several techniques. The window type areas were stitched with thread over water soluble stabilizer.








Priscilla's lovely vest was wet felted with wool and silk.  Most of which she had dyed.




























Priscilla also brought several examples of her book covers she has made for her sketching books. 
She uses the technique for the book in the making of the cover.



Usually a quilter, Jennifer thought she would try making a coat.
She used a McCalls pattern and predesigned fabric from Fields.
The coat looked great on her.


Marty had been sewing several articles of clothing this year.  She kept notes in a book she made of swatches, patterns and pattern changes.  Great idea.


Ornament Exchange














Wednesday, November 18, 2015


December 2 will be our Holiday Potluck,

      Ornament Exchange, and Show and Tell



These are a few examples of past ornaments.

Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild Wednesday December 2 Meeting at the Holland Arts Council, 150 East 8th St. Holland, MI.

Anyone wishing to exchange an ornament is welcome to bring one wrapped so no one knows who brought the ornament.  Please sign and date your ornament so the recipient will remember who made it.  Remember to bring a dish to pass, plates and drinks will be provided.  We will begin at 6:30 but doors will be open by 6:00 for socializing. This meeting is all about eating, talking, sharing ideas and showing things we have made.  Always a good time.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jan Coray showed us several fun Paper Cutting Techniques




Besides all these samples Jan had several albums filled with trees, snowflakes, pumpkins, funny faces, butterflies, and anything else she could think of to cut.





 As you can see the design ideas are endless.  The basic snowflake we learned is cut with a 60 degree angle in order to get the 6 points.  We also learned to cut trees and wreaths.  Any scissors that feel comfortable to you will work and just about any paper.  The thinner paper folds easier and is easier to cut.




                      Jan walked around helping us learn the techniques.
                                           


                           We are all quite intense as we learn to cut.





Show and Tell Tonight


 Pat brought a Nativity scene that she had cut out of paper many years ago.



Priscilla brought several items she made trying to use up her stash of dyed fabrics.  The runners were stitched to enhance the dyeing.















The circles were amazing as she actually stitched them into the grey fabric.


This fabric piece was done with an ice dyeing technique.




 Jennifer spent a couple days last month learning to use a felting machine. These top two pieces she felted some silk threads.


The next picture she experimented with all kinds of fiber.


Marty was excited to show off the jacket she made.  Great fit.