Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nov. 2 meeting will be on "Eco Dyeing and Printing"

Fiber    Arts    Guild    

Byron Center, Michigan – The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next meeting will be on Wed., Nov. 2, featuring Julia Voake on “Eco Dyeing and Printing, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting promptly at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm.  Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee.

Eco dyeing and printing are two terms that refer to a process of using natural plants and minerals to add color and pattern to fabrics.  A technique that is almost as old as man, it has resurfaced among contemporary fiber artists and spread worldwide with the publishing of the book Eco Colour by India Flint.  Julia Voake will talk about the process of dyeing and printing fabric and paper using this technique as well as having many samples of her work and a demonstration of the process.

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.

Digital images attached:  Julia Voake’s 1) “Home is Where the Heart is…But Grow Where You’re Planted” wallpiece  2) greeting cards

Designing Your Own Costumes

Longtime friends Diane Mulder and Jan Koster were the presenters at the Oct. 5th Meeting. They both have had a lot of experience making costumes. They did have excellent help with the models.


Jennifer made these  coasters  out of her handprinted fabric as presents (Omiyage) to friends in Japan.