Saturday, February 16, 2013

March 6: SMALL LOOMS with Margaret Jager & 34th Guild Anniversary!

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate its 34th anniversary of joining together to study and enjoy the exciting world of textiles and fiber arts with cake and pictures.  We invite anyone interested in the textile and fiber arts to join us on Wed., March 6, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:00pm.

The guild also presents Grand Rapids resident Margaret Jager speaking about “Small Looms.”  Remember those little 4”x4” Weave It looms you bought with your allowance at the dime store decades ago? They are only available now at estate sales, antique stores, or E-bay, but the idea of working on a hand-held loom is very much alive.  This program will focus on pushing the capability of the small loom:  changing the size, adding texture, using unusual yarns, and developing attractive joining and finishing techniques.  We'll even discuss designing and making your own looms inexpensively.

Jager is currently the President of the Woodland Weavers & Spinners Guild in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will become president of the Michigan League of Handweavers this summer.  She is an avid weaver and spinner and former school teacher, especially in the sciences.

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, contact or 616-878-1526.

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