Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Potluck, Ornament Exchange, and Show ‘n Tell

Arlene Tiemeyer's needle tatted heart from 2013.
 The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate their annual Holiday Potluck, Ornament Exchange, and Show ‘n Tell on Wed., Dec. 3, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm, room #217. 

We invite members of the community who are interested in the guild to attend.  You may bring a dish to pass with the appropriate serving utensil.  Plates, “silverware,” and beverages will be provided.  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 take home an ornament.  For Show ‘n Tell, bring what you’d like to show that you’ve been working on (from summer? for Christmas gifts?).

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 or contact or 616-878-1526.

Sue Vegter's needle-felted poinsettia on her
handwoven white fabric.

Friday, November 7, 2014

“Needle-Felting: An Unexpected Journey” by Aron Lowe

Aron Lowe presented her work to a crowded room of very
enthusiastic women!

We counted 40 people who wanted to try needle-felting
and came up with wonderful little pumpkins.

Aron's treasure chest of scary pumpkins she'd needle-felted.

Some of her newest work involves
adding wires inside so that legs and
arms can be moved.

One guest's incised lines of the

Next she worked on making the stem.
Alexa Urquhart's lampworked glass beads.

Alexa's beads with agate stones added in.

After Aron finished her presentation and the hands-on session, we had a business meeting, and then got down to our members' show and tell which is always a highlight.

Sue Vegter's natural dyeing studies in an attempt to
recreate Pris Lynch's MX dyes.

Arlene Tiemeyer's beaded scarves.  She strung the beads
onto the yarn first, then knitted the scarf.

Arlene Tiemeyer's handwoven placements.

Arlene Tiemeyer's hand knitted scarf that
began as a long rectangle and, with some
manipulation at the end, creates this long
fringed scarf.
Printed papers (above and below) made by Jennifer Gould long, long ago at a guild meeting at which Alice Breese
taught us how to create paste papers.

Jennifer Gould's Barefoot Sister dolls for an
upcoming holiday show.

Jennifer Gould's little standing angel (6" tall).
Jennifer Gould got her work published
recently in "Textile Art Around the World"
from the Netherlands (

Jennifer's page in "Textile Art Around the World" illustrating
her Pisces Women textile figures.
Jan Coray showed us her wonderful paper cuts.

Jan Coray's sun paper cut.

Jan Coray and one of her long paper cuts.

Jan Coray's individual pine tree paper cuts.