Sunday, December 6, 2015

And a Good Time Was Had By All at our Potluck, Ornament Exchange Party

We started the night with a feast.  Such a wonderful variety of appetizers, main dishes and desserts. And as Jeanne said, "We were quite fed up".

Here we are waiting patiently while Wendy takes pictures.

Show and Tell Followed

Alexa showed a Christmas card she made using the paper cutting technique we learned from Jan. She cut 60 trees to make her cards this year.

Barbara made a wonderful
   Christmas shirt.  Her specialty is making and selling  American Girl doll clothes, so her doll had to have a matching outfit.
   She also made the baby bunting below.

Beautiful dyed scarves by Julia.  She used various dyes including marigold, sumac, copper and walnuts.

This piece by Julia
incorporated several techniques. The window type areas were stitched with thread over water soluble stabilizer.

Priscilla's lovely vest was wet felted with wool and silk.  Most of which she had dyed.

Priscilla also brought several examples of her book covers she has made for her sketching books. 
She uses the technique for the book in the making of the cover.

Usually a quilter, Jennifer thought she would try making a coat.
She used a McCalls pattern and predesigned fabric from Fields.
The coat looked great on her.

Marty had been sewing several articles of clothing this year.  She kept notes in a book she made of swatches, patterns and pattern changes.  Great idea.

Ornament Exchange

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

December 2 will be our Holiday Potluck,

      Ornament Exchange, and Show and Tell

These are a few examples of past ornaments.

Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild Wednesday December 2 Meeting at the Holland Arts Council, 150 East 8th St. Holland, MI.

Anyone wishing to exchange an ornament is welcome to bring one wrapped so no one knows who brought the ornament.  Please sign and date your ornament so the recipient will remember who made it.  Remember to bring a dish to pass, plates and drinks will be provided.  We will begin at 6:30 but doors will be open by 6:00 for socializing. This meeting is all about eating, talking, sharing ideas and showing things we have made.  Always a good time.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jan Coray showed us several fun Paper Cutting Techniques

Besides all these samples Jan had several albums filled with trees, snowflakes, pumpkins, funny faces, butterflies, and anything else she could think of to cut.

 As you can see the design ideas are endless.  The basic snowflake we learned is cut with a 60 degree angle in order to get the 6 points.  We also learned to cut trees and wreaths.  Any scissors that feel comfortable to you will work and just about any paper.  The thinner paper folds easier and is easier to cut.

                      Jan walked around helping us learn the techniques.

                           We are all quite intense as we learn to cut.

Show and Tell Tonight

 Pat brought a Nativity scene that she had cut out of paper many years ago.

Priscilla brought several items she made trying to use up her stash of dyed fabrics.  The runners were stitched to enhance the dyeing.

The circles were amazing as she actually stitched them into the grey fabric.

This fabric piece was done with an ice dyeing technique.

 Jennifer spent a couple days last month learning to use a felting machine. These top two pieces she felted some silk threads.

The next picture she experimented with all kinds of fiber.

Marty was excited to show off the jacket she made.  Great fit.