EXPLORING SILK – MARGARET JAGER
WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 3, 2012
6:00 PM SOCIAL TIME 6:30 MEETING
HOLLAND AREA ARTS COUNCIL
150 E. 8TH STREET, HOLLAND, MI 49424
Silk is still considered an exotic natural fiber centuries after Marco Polo introduced it to the Western world. This presentation will show how easy it is for the fiber artisan to use it in a variety of forms, from dyeing the cocoons, to weaving to even making silk paper. Finished pieces and samples of fiber in various states will be available for participants to enjoy.
A gift of a few silkworm eggs from another middle school science teacher, which she shared with her Kentwood students, launched Margaret Jager’s exploration of silk. Now retired, she continues to pursue her life-long love for the textile arts and is a member of Woodland Weavers and Spinners in Grand Rapids and currently Vice-President of the Michigan League of Handweavers.