Sunday, September 20, 2015

Freeform Knitting with Juliane Anderson

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will feature Julianne Anderson of the Threadbender Yarn Shop talking about “Freeform Knitting” on Wed., Oct. 7, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm.  Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee.  For those wishing to participate in hands-on freeform knitting, bring several small balls of yarn approximately the same weight, preferably smoother than textured (worsted weight or finer) and appropriate sized knitting needles for the yarn.

Julianne Anderson’s talk will include the progression of her work in Freeform Knitting using a display of all the pieces she has produced. This will include a mini fashion show of her work.  She will direct the group, for those who wish to participate, to begin a freeform piece of their own and will share as much about technique as is possible in the time allotted.

Anderson received a BA in Art and Education from Michigan State University. After teaching Art in K-12 for several years, she opened and still operates (in a semi-retired capacity) the Threadbender Yarn Shop in Wyoming Michigan, where she has taught weaving and knitting classes for over 31 years. She has produced hand-dyed yarn sold only at her store. Her other interests include weaving, spinning, dyeing, crochet, beading, clothing design, felting, surface design, and the magic of color in all its mysterious forms.

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.

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