Sunday, September 8, 2019


Our September meeting is one big show and tell, and a chance to learn a little bit more about each member.  Always a fun and interesting meeting.

Priscilla's Landscape Art were made in a class by Sue Benner, they are heavily fused to batting and then machine quilted. she is practicing her hand embroidery and the picture is her as a little girl. She also did some Eucalyptus dyeing and made book covers out of silk leftovers. Check out the edge technique on the last two photos.  She used 4 rows of wide zig zag to finish the edges, with variegated thread.  Very fun.

Jeanne's favorite craft is covering and lining old baskets and boxes.  She often turns them into sewing baskets by adding a hand felted pin cushion and other items.

Alexa has very little time in the summer to make things, but she did make a couple bracelets in the first SW bead meeting in South Haven, and also is trying out her new torch making colored copper earrings.

Suzanne worked hours on this lovely barn owl, with lots of individual felted feathers.  The mice she makes to sell in a shop in Spring Lake at Christmas time.

Alice made this wonderful art piece with a rust transfer printing technique.  After letting the iron pieces rust on her fabric for a few days she stopped the rust action using either a Saline solution or a soda and water solution.  A 50/50 solution of water and vinegar is used to transfer the rust from the metal to the cloth. Alice then painted the piece to give it a little extra color and quilted it.

Sherry enjoyed weaving this shawl and scarf using dyed materials.

Dianna enjoys making costumes for her grandchildren.  This Dutch costume is partly her design.  The blue haired fun doll, is the crazy cat lady.

Gargi has been trying several different techniques.  Her art quilt is a Gwen Marston technique, done with a group in Grand Have in memory of Gwen. She also did a lot of beading and embroidery on one piece and also a cathedral window pillow.   The butterfly she painted and then machine quilted.

Carol loves crocheting these fabric bowls.  She also took a rigid heddle class, turning the rigid heddle loom into a 4 harness loom.

 Susan travels a lot in the summer so she looks for small projects to weave and knit.  She used her inkle loom with card weaving to make various straps.  She also knit a hat with yarn from Wyoming and a scarf from yarn from Nebraska.

Lois thoroughly enjoys making these angels for her Grandchildren, matching the eyes and hair color to each one.  She designs the dolls and the dresses and the halo's light up. The ornaments she makes and sells as a fund raiser for Make A Wish.

Margaret spun this beautiful Copper Harbor yarn and is knitting the sweater from the Romney sheep roving pictured.

Jane spent hours designing and creating this art piece from a saying in Revelations.  She considered this therapy after losing her husband to cancer last year.

Barbara sold most of her last year doll dresses at a show in Glen Arbor that she does every year.  These beaded necklaces are made out of Fimo clay and she will sell these next summer too.

Wendy had a fun summer moving her whole sewing-crafting area to a new condo. Set up is nearly complete and she can get back to playing.