Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Major Show 'n Tell

 The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., October 3, featuring our members’ creativity for “What I Did on My Summer Vacation:  A Major Show ‘n Tell”  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.

Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild members are unique individuals with a wide range of interests and experience in many areas including weaving, spinning, papermaking, dyeing, garment design and sewing, quilting, beading, dollmaking, surface design, wearable art clothing design, and many more.  The guild, with currently 25 members, will host an opportunity for each member to display their work and give a short talk about what they’ve brought.

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, September 7, 2018

Amazing Presentation About Peruvian Textiles

Margaret Jager, ChiChi VanDyke and Jeanne Hoin traveled to Peru intent on experiencing the traditional weaving, spinning, and dyeing of the native Peruvian people. They worked with artisans in native villages collecting dyestuffs, dyeing fiber, spinning, and weaving and then attended a conference, Tinkuy 2017, dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the native textile arts. 

They brought back many examples of Peruvian textiles.  They also gave us a wonderful slide presentation of their trip and the people they met.  We really would have liked to see more slides, such an interesting culture.

Following are examples of the textiles, some ChiChi purchased in 1985 when she was there for a year.

The following pictures are from their slide show.  

Dressing in Native Costume

This is Nilda, author of the book,  Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands

Dyeing yarn to bring home

Drying the yarn, each person got a sample of 8 different colors.

Always a fun part of our meeting, snacks.
Vegetable pizza, fresh fruit and date balls all made by Barbara, our new hospitality person. Thanks so much Barbara.

Jeanne was a bit overwhelmed, as we presented her with a thank you book for being president for 6 years.