Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Urge to Serge featuring Pamela Crosby

 Fiber    Arts    Guild    

 The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting is on Wed., February 7, featuring Pamela Crosby on “The Urge to Serge:  A Trunk Show of Knit and Woven Garments,” 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. (If the Holland Public Schools are closed due to bad weather that day, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following Wednesday.)

Pamela Crosby will discuss serger basics and demonstrate various techniques through the use of her “trunk show” and a PowerPoint presentation.  She is a self-taught independent sewing instructor, specializing in garment sewing, a certified Sewing Workshop instructor and a Louise Cutting instructor.  She has taught classes in Michigan, Florida and South Carolina.  For the past 5 years, she has traveled with Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and is a faculty member of the Original Quilting and Sewing Expo based in Westlake, Ohio.  She has had “tips” published in Threads magazine and has published articles in Christine Jonson’s books, “Clothesline” and “A Little Black Dress.”  Pam’s philosophy of sewing is that garment sewing should be a fun and rewarding experience and believes that time should be spent sewing, not fitting, and so that garments reflect our more casual lifestyle.  She is a devotee of independent pattern companies.

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 at or 616-878-1526.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Making a Piano Hinged Book with Alice

Back on track this week after really bad weather last week as Alice showed us how to make a book using heavy paper, regular paper and wooden skewers. Jennifer and Alice provided a lot of the painted heavy paper for the covers.

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The papers are notched in order to slide the skewers through alternating each one. Quite clever.

Everyone was quite intense while working.

Show and Tell

Priscilla complete her brown bag challenge and was anxious to show us her soy wax batik fish pincushion.  The fish matched the paper that is on the stand, the eyes are buttons and the beads are glued to the pins. 

A bit freaky but nevertheless quite clever, Jeanne is redoing a boiled wool jacket and a glove into a pincushion???
Alexa has been busy making more beautiful glass beads.

Jennifer made two postcards to enter in the Muskegon Museum Postcard show and sale.

 Barbara is redesigning sweatshirts to sell this summer in Glen Arbor.

 Sue is experimenting dyeing fabrics and wool with black bean water and dead man's foot which is a fungus.

 This beautiful wood bowl was handmade for Sue.

Jennifer brought a cookbook that the guild made in 1989.  Time do another???

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Meeting on the 3rd Cancelled, hope to reschedule the 10th

With the impending huge snow storm due to hit Lakeshore counties, we're cancelling the meeting for tomorrow. Hoping to reschedule it for next Wednesday the 10th--- same place, same time.  More soon.  Keep warm and drive safely if you must!