Sunday, March 24, 2019

“Texture, Function & Form – A Feltmaker’s Journey” with Kathy Forzley

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., April 3, featuring Kathy Forzley presenting “Texture, Function & Form – A Feltmaker’s Journey 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 the speaker’s costs. 

A Grand Rapids resident, Kathy Forzley will talk about her journey as a feltmaker:  a love for incorporating texture in her work, a passion for creating functional pieces of wearable fiber art, and the exploration of 3-D forms in feltmaking and fiber art.  Many of her garments and pieces will be on hand as well as a brief large-screen show illustrating her feltmaking process.

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 or contact or 616-878-1526.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dyed our Swatches & Show N Tell

Jonetta brought a large bucket and all the indigo ingredients for dyeing our stitched swatches. We did our part by watching.

When it comes out of the bucket it is a greenish color, the air quickly turns it blue.


Alexa has been busy making copper pieces for her jewelry until her new kiln comes.
The old one quit working and she needs that to make her beads.

Suzanne has been felting cats, new for her, and little rabbits.

Linda made a very nice wool coat.

Wendy serged a jacket using several different types of fabrics using a Great Copy pattern.

Barbara made 15 darling little dresses and matching dolls for girls in Haiti.
Sue is finishing up projects on her looms.  These are linen towels.

Because this is our 40th Anniversary Year, Jennifer dug out 
pictures, newsletters, membership lists, and other interesting items from years past.