Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Passion for 1940s Fashion with Jennie DeVries

Please note that the January meeting is the 9th not the 2nd due to the Holiday.

– The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., January 9, featuring Jennie DeVries presenting “A Passion for 1940s Fashion: Collecting and Recreating the Looks of the 40s Using Original Patterns, Notions, and Inspiration 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 to defray speaker’s costs . 

Jennie DeVries sews many of her own garments using vintage patterns, fabrics, and notions in order to create the look of the 1940s. The patterns are from the mid-30s to the late 40s and are German, French, and American in origin. This will be an exciting opportunity to see these garments as Jennie DeVries wears them, and to find out how she uses the patterns and vintage jewelry to create her distinctive look.

With a history degree from GVSU and summers working on her parents’ Gold Barn Blueberries farm north of downtown Holland, DeVries developed a fascination for historical garments.  She attends living history events around Michigan and discusses her vintage clothing on her blog, theuglydame.blogspot.com.

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, September through May, at the Holland Area Arts Council.  For more information, visit the guild’s blog at http://lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact at jgould1526@gmail.com or 616-878-1526. 

Please note that the January meeting is the 9th not the 2nd due to the Holiday.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange 2018

I do think we may have had our best assortment of really good food

Barbara made everything look special with decorations and yummy green punch.  Thank you Barbara for the extra touch.

And a toast to all.

Fun time to discuss upcoming programs.

Ornament Exchange


Alexa going for the best dressed dog.

She also has more time this year to experiment with more beads.

Twelve Cats of Christmas.

Pamela is trying her hand at making quilts rather than clothing.  Great top.

The background was Pamela's gelatin press and she added the fun fish.

Jennifer brought samples of leaf printing with bleach.

Priscilla's beautiful jacket is Alabama Chanin's technique.


Priscilla has been busy with lots of new techniques.  She combines her dyeing with stitching, like the last sample.