Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Jennifer Gould writes;
Hope to see you at the Urban Institute for Contemporary
' HOLIDAY ARTISTS MARKET this coming Friday, 12/3, from
5-9pm, and Saturday, 12/4, 10am-5pm.  This is an unusual
group of artists and their work.  I'm glad to be a part of
this for the 5th year.  I'll be in booth #33 on south wall.
Free parking is easily accessible across the street.

Here's more information from the brochure.

22nd Annual
Join us for the 22nd annual Holiday Artists’ Market at UICA.
This unique sale is a delight for holiday shoppers who seek
one-of-a-kind works by the region’s most exciting artists.
Enjoy free admission and parking.
Friday, December 3 5–9 PM
Member’s Preview with Complimentary Bar, 4–5 PM
Party with Cash Bar, 5–9 PM
Saturday, December 4 10 AM–5 PM
Children’s Workshop, 11 AM–3 PM
Missed the Market?
Shop our Artists’ Co-Op December 7–23.
12–10 PM Tuesday through Saturday | 12–7 PM on Sunday
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503-4227
616 454 7000 | uica.org
Children’s Workshop
Saturday, December 4, 10 AM–3 PM
Create your own holiday ornaments, pins, bracelets,
mini-figures or small paintings using colorful yarn and
other mixed media materials. UICA Education Staff
will be on hand to teach children new techniques and
encourage individual creativity in a cooperative and
festive studio environment. Children 6 and under must
be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Potluck

LAKESHORE Fiber   Arts   Guild 
December 2010
Holiday Potluck and Ornament Exchange
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
6:30 p.m.
Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. 8th St., Holland

Please join us for our annual holiday potluck and ornament exchange on December 1 at the Holland Area Arts Council.  Bring a dish to pass and a wrapped, handmade ornament to exchange.  This is always one of our best meetings since we get to talk, visit, share, eat---what could be better!

Ornament Information:
Wrap your ornament so no one will know who made it.  Sign and date the ornament so the recipient will remember who made it in years to come.  Everyone who brings an ornament will be able to choose a (wrapped) ornament to take home.

Potluck Information:
Bring a dish to pass and the appropriate serving utensil.  Plates, silverware, and beverages will be provided. 

Too Many Desserts?
Once upon a time, long, long ago (mid-80s?), our guild's potluck had 11 desserts out of the 13 dishes that were brought!  Thank goodness, our President Stacey Broas brought a green bean casserole---it was devoured immediately.  Since that one time we've never had a problem.  Fiber people seem to be such incredibly good cooks!  And we’ll eat whatever is brought!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Who Are You???

Dear Guild Members and Blog Readers!
If you would like your work featured in a blog post, please write me at saugatuckweaver@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

YT Galleria Annual Show Invitation

Jennifer Gould is busy preparing for the annual show at YT Galleria with her
painter artist friend, Ann Willey.  Their reception will be a
wonderful time for food, visiting, shopping and meeting new
friends.  Hope you can be with us on Dec. 9, Thurs., 4-8pm.

Click on image to enlarge.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kimono in Retrospect

"Etta Hesselink gave our guild the opportunity to not only
ask questions about wearing kimono but to touch, and even
fondle, up close the fabrics and garments she brought to
illustrate her talk.  Of course, the visual favorites were
the two wedding kimono---bright, intense, rich coloring and
gold thread embroidery, padded hems, huge garments worn over
a white inner kimono.  Mrs. Hesselink also illustrated her
talk with a group of haori:  jackets worn over the kimono to
both protect the kimono as well as add more clothing during
cold and rainy weather.  The DVD showed us many different
ways that an obi can be tied---big folds that look like
birds or the traditional round curl at the back, as well as
all the ties needed to keep the kimono and the obi in place.
We also realized that the wearer can't put it on by herself
but needs a kimono dresser!  The entire evening was a visual
and sensual feast for the eyes and hands."  Jennifer Gould

Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't Forget!

This Wednesday, November 3rd is our monthly meeting. 
"The Complex Nature of the Traditional World of Kimono' 
a talk by Etta Hesselink'  at 7pm at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. 8th Street, in downtown Holland.  The public is invited to attend with a $7 donation for nonmembers.