Sunday, December 18, 2016

"TWEEKING YOUR CLOTHING" Featuring Barbara Norlin

 The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next meeting will be on Wed., January 4, featuring Barbara Norlin on “Tweeking Your Clothing, 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.

Holland resident Barbara Norlin will present her unique method of altering clothing.  Norlin explains that “my mother never taught me to sew.  I learned from watching her.  That was the beginning of my interest in sewing.  I would take scraps of fabric to make doll clothes and I’m still making doll clothes for craft sales and art fairs.  I’ve always loved a sewing challenge.  Often I will purchase something from a sale rack either too large or too small, then alter it to fit me.  I’ve done this for other people also such as doing alterations for a local dry cleaners for 10 years.”  She will have before and after pictures of garments she’s altered for clients as well as her own clothing and looks forward to attendees bringing their own garment questions.

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.

Example of an altered skirt that was way to big.

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