Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bring these supplies to make the piano hinged book:

This Meeting cancelled, hoping to reschedule on the 10th. Watch for news.


- Scissors
- skewers (8-12, an even number)
- ruler
- bone-folder, ( a dull-edged hand tool used to fold and crease material in crafts such as bookbinding,)if you have one
- pencil (eraser?)
- heavy paper for the cover, or scrapbook papers, or card stock if you want to use thin paper or fabric for the cover
- regular paper (computer/typing paper)
- string, yarn or thread
- white glue (like Elmers, if you have it)
Email or call Alice Breese if you have questions!  alice.breese@gmail.com or 616-399-5577.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Making A Piano Hinged Book

– The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting is on Wed., January 3, featuring Alice Breese on “Making A Piano Hinged Book,” 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.  

Holland resident Alice Breese is a charter member of the Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild (1979) and has been making handmade paper for over 30 years.  A former member of the long ago Black River Gallery artists’ cooperative, she created vessels, torsos, fish and masks for her annual shows.  Her work is owned by many West Michigan residents as well as having a torso in the permanent collection of the Holland Area Arts Council.


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. 


The list of supplies will be posted next week.  Should be a great project.





Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange

We jumped right into all the great food members brought for our Holiday Party.







                                            We certainly had a great variety. 


         We exchanged ornaments and techniques on making them.




 Priscilla received a special pin cushion made by Jeanne out of a sweater Priscilla started knitting and never finished.  Jeanne bought the sweater at our auction.














Show and Tell

Jonetta made this wonderfully designed piece with several techniques and lots of french knots.


Susan made this Stack the Deck quilt, great use of colors.

Jonetta used ink to embellish this box, and she felted the faces that live in the box.


Carol did quite a bit of experimenting with rust dyeing, using springs and nuts etc. 


Alexa is trying something new making barrettes out of fired copper.


Priscilla showed us several of her 12 quilts, one a month, each with a theme for an online class
she took from Elizabeth Barton.  Quite a committment.
The trees she did with rust.


Note the letters in the lighter stripes.  She printed these letters on fabric.





The following pictures are examples of the crafts that Martha brought back from Central Asia. The silk rug is beautiful.
Just to see the different examples of crafts in another country was great.  Thanks Martha for sharing. She spent several weeks in Turkmenistan and Ubekistan.





Ikat fabric




Silk Papers

Pottery bowls.