Saturday, October 13, 2018

Gelatin Plate Printing

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., Nov. 14, featuring Priscilla Lynch presenting “Gelatin Plate Printing” 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.  (NOTE: Nov. 14 is a change from the original first Wednesday meeting.)

Gelatin plate printing is an easy and economical way to monoprint on fabric or paper without a press.  Lynch will demonstrate a variety of monotype techniques.  Audience members can try the process themselves at several printing stations.  All materials will be provided.  A $2 fee is requested of attendees who wish to participate to help defray the cost of materials.

Priscilla Lynch has been involved with textiles and fiber processes as well as painting for most of her life and continues to enjoy learning new ways to create art.

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 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 informatio  contact or 616-878-1526.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Member Show 'N Tell

This was a great idea Jennifer, such a nice way to take the time to show our crafting abilities and to welcome newer members and to see what they like to do. I might have got carried away with pictures. 13 members took part in Show 'N Tell tonight.

Gargi showed us several different projects she had just learned to do including free motion quilting, different types of felting, stenciling, and then she combined the quilting with felting. Very unique.

Jan made this jacket and vest out of  lycra, a little tricky to sew with but wears forever and so easy to pack

 Jennifer had some new little dolls that she designed, shibori stitched fabric ready for dyeing in indigo, and paper lamination stencils and resulting prints with embroidery.

Elizabeth had some wonderful abstract quilts with Linear quilting. She has taken classes from Nancy Crow to learn these techniques.

Susan needs to make an outfit out of this silky orange fabric for a wedding in an India style. She made and quilted some big flower pillows, and pieced the quilt out of aboriginal fabrics that she collected. She also had several woven runners and towels that she also dyed.

Pam made us all jealous of her Tour de France sewing adventure. She showed us part of her wardrobe she made to take, and the silk piece she dyed while in France, and how she used it as a lining. Pam also showed us how she packed everything in her little "eagle creek" bag. 

Jonetta is another person with many talents, preferring hand sewing to machine. She had examples of shibori, lots of hand stitching, hardanger and a pottery piece. The blue shirt she dyed and then used a fine tip permanent marker to draw on the fish type designs. The little sweater is a wonderful example of her knitting, made for her daughter several years ago.

Judi's favorite thing is to weave fabric and then make the fabric into jackets.  She also makes runners, towels, and a quilted runner. Some of her examples include painting the warp before she weaves.

This is an example of Rep Weave, warp showing

Martha made her dress out of border prints she bought at our auction in May.  Her latest creations are the weavings using Theo Mooreman Techniques.

Linda likes to pick a crafting journey and then explore lots of different techniques in making that item.  Right now she is making bags, all different styles and fabrics including vinyl, cork, upholstery fabric, and lots of different hardware.

Barbara likes to make things to sell at craft shows especially the one in Glen Arbor.  She makes 18 inch doll clothes, never using a pattern, fleece or sweatshirt jackets decorated with flowers or whatever sounds fun at the time, and she made a quilt top.

Wendy is always trying something new. She is making a mystery quilt from a pattern on Sweet Pea Designs, that is an embroidery design and totally made in the hoop, one square at a time.  She also tried cartonnage this year, which is gluing fabric on heavy cardboard taught by Claudia Squio from Colorway Arts. The little notebook is fused fabric on a notebook and then stitched.

Carol displayed a weaving she made at the MLH conference using several techniques in the one piece. Very nice.  She also had 3 spools of yarn she spun from different fibers.