Byron Center, Michigan – The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting is on Wed., November 1, featuring Susan Vegter on “Adventures of a Foraging Natural Dyer,” at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting promptly at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm. Guests are asked to pay $10 toward the speaker’s fee.
Sue Vegter was introduced to natural dyeing in 2005 and has been an avid practitioner ever since. Initially she purchased natural dyes like madder, indigo, woad, etc., that were not available locally and got some beautiful results. Since 2014, however, she has been concentrating on only dyeing with things she can grow or forage or reuse. This has led to explorations with weeds, biowaste, mushrooms and lichen. Sue will share her journey including successes and failures. She’ll have small hanks of yarn and crock pots with dyes for attendees to try dyeing yarn.
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 http://lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-878-1526.