Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Urge to Serge featuring Pamela Crosby




LAKESHORE  
 Fiber    Arts    Guild    



 The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting is on Wed., February 7, featuring Pamela Crosby on “The Urge to Serge:  A Trunk Show of Knit and Woven Garments,” at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting promptly at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm.  Guests are asked to pay $10 toward the speaker’s fee. (If the Holland Public Schools are closed due to bad weather that day, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following Wednesday.)

Pamela Crosby will discuss serger basics and demonstrate various techniques through the use of her “trunk show” and a PowerPoint presentation.  She is a self-taught independent sewing instructor, specializing in garment sewing, a certified Sewing Workshop instructor and a Louise Cutting instructor.  She has taught classes in Michigan, Florida and South Carolina.  For the past 5 years, she has traveled with Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and is a faculty member of the Original Quilting and Sewing Expo based in Westlake, Ohio.  She has had “tips” published in Threads magazine and has published articles in Christine Jonson’s books, “Clothesline” and “A Little Black Dress.”  Pam’s philosophy of sewing is that garment sewing should be a fun and rewarding experience and believes that time should be spent sewing, not fitting, and so that garments reflect our more casual lifestyle.  She is a devotee of independent pattern companies.

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council.  For more information, visit the guild’s blog at http://lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact at jgould1526@gmail.com or 616-878-1526.




Friday, January 12, 2018

Making a Piano Hinged Book with Alice

Back on track this week after really bad weather last week as Alice showed us how to make a book using heavy paper, regular paper and wooden skewers. Jennifer and Alice provided a lot of the painted heavy paper for the covers.

From this to
that.


The papers are notched in order to slide the skewers through alternating each one. Quite clever.








Everyone was quite intense while working.
















Show and Tell



Priscilla complete her brown bag challenge and was anxious to show us her soy wax batik fish pincushion.  The fish matched the paper that is on the stand, the eyes are buttons and the beads are glued to the pins. 


A bit freaky but nevertheless quite clever, Jeanne is redoing a boiled wool jacket and a glove into a pincushion???
Alexa has been busy making more beautiful glass beads.

Jennifer made two postcards to enter in the Muskegon Museum Postcard show and sale.



 Barbara is redesigning sweatshirts to sell this summer in Glen Arbor.


 Sue is experimenting dyeing fabrics and wool with black bean water and dead man's foot which is a fungus.

 This beautiful wood bowl was handmade for Sue.

Jennifer brought a cookbook that the guild made in 1989.  Time do another???

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Meeting on the 3rd Cancelled, hope to reschedule the 10th

With the impending huge snow storm due to hit Lakeshore counties, we're cancelling the meeting for tomorrow. Hoping to reschedule it for next Wednesday the 10th--- same place, same time.  More soon.  Keep warm and drive safely if you must!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bring these supplies to make the piano hinged book:

This Meeting cancelled, hoping to reschedule on the 10th. Watch for news.


- Scissors
- skewers (8-12, an even number)
- ruler
- bone-folder, ( a dull-edged hand tool used to fold and crease material in crafts such as bookbinding,)if you have one
- pencil (eraser?)
- heavy paper for the cover, or scrapbook papers, or card stock if you want to use thin paper or fabric for the cover
- regular paper (computer/typing paper)
- string, yarn or thread
- white glue (like Elmers, if you have it)
Email or call Alice Breese if you have questions!  alice.breese@gmail.com or 616-399-5577.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Making A Piano Hinged Book

– The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting is on Wed., January 3, featuring Alice Breese on “Making A Piano Hinged Book,” at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting promptly at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm.  Guests are asked to pay $10 toward the speaker’s fee.  

Holland resident Alice Breese is a charter member of the Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild (1979) and has been making handmade paper for over 30 years.  A former member of the long ago Black River Gallery artists’ cooperative, she created vessels, torsos, fish and masks for her annual shows.  Her work is owned by many West Michigan residents as well as having a torso in the permanent collection of the Holland Area Arts Council.


The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. 


The list of supplies will be posted next week.  Should be a great project.





Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange

We jumped right into all the great food members brought for our Holiday Party.







                                            We certainly had a great variety. 


         We exchanged ornaments and techniques on making them.




 Priscilla received a special pin cushion made by Jeanne out of a sweater Priscilla started knitting and never finished.  Jeanne bought the sweater at our auction.














Show and Tell

Jonetta made this wonderfully designed piece with several techniques and lots of french knots.


Susan made this Stack the Deck quilt, great use of colors.

Jonetta used ink to embellish this box, and she felted the faces that live in the box.


Carol did quite a bit of experimenting with rust dyeing, using springs and nuts etc. 


Alexa is trying something new making barrettes out of fired copper.


Priscilla showed us several of her 12 quilts, one a month, each with a theme for an online class
she took from Elizabeth Barton.  Quite a committment.
The trees she did with rust.


Note the letters in the lighter stripes.  She printed these letters on fabric.





The following pictures are examples of the crafts that Martha brought back from Central Asia. The silk rug is beautiful.
Just to see the different examples of crafts in another country was great.  Thanks Martha for sharing. She spent several weeks in Turkmenistan and Ubekistan.





Ikat fabric




Silk Papers

Pottery bowls.