The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., February 6, featuring Alexa Urquhart presenting “Lampwork Beads” 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. Guests should bring a pair of polarized sunglasses in order to see the process well.
Douglas resident Alexa Urquhart and Lakeshore Guild member will demonstrate the process used for making lampwork beads. After a tapestry weaving class in college Urquhart’s art obsession was with the loom. She continued with tapestry and clothing for 25 years. On a whim, she took a glass bead making class thinking it would be fun to make her own embellishments. Lightning struck again and she switched allegiance to the torch. Up to this point it has been a 15-year love affair. She believes that she has been drawn to very old processes that can be interpreted in fun and nontraditional ways.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-878-1526.