Tuesday, April 16, 2019


– The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting will be on Wed., May 1, featuring the annual auction at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting promptly at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm.  

The guild’s annual auction features items that members’ have donated, usually including fabric, books, yarn, tools, magazines, clothing, and more fabric as well as many surprise and fascinating donations.  Our own Alexa Urquhart will, again, be the auctioneer for an exciting and fun opportunity to purchase treasures and support the guild’s programs.  We appreciate any non-members who are welcome to donate items and take part in the auction.

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  jgould1526@gmail.com or 616-878-1526.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kathy's creations from Wet Felting were amazing

Kathy began her journey into Wet Felting in 2012 after taking a class and making two scarves.  She has become a master at the technique in a very short time.  

The examples of her projects pretty much speak for themselves. She quite often starts with a silk or gauze base, adding very thin layers of wool roving, and then a soapy water, she uses Dawn original, and then she rolls, and rolls, and rolls, often 12 to 1500 times per scarf.

Below is the reverse side of this blue poncho, it is reversible. This started with 12-14 yards of silk.
Wet Felting shrinks about 35%.


Happy 40th Birthday to Fiber Arts Guild

Barbara outdid herself again with a great cake, yummy punch and  other goodies.

Show and Tell

Jennifer covered an egg in origami paper, and made this wonderful Indigo dyed wrapping cloth.

Barbara made 2 American Girl dresses with quilted jackets.  So cute.
And a sweatshirt with trees that she will take to sell at an art show she does in Glen Arbor.

Jeanne has been busy cross stitching, she used the backside of this bright fabric to back her pillow.

Sue, in an  attempt to use up some weaving supplies, made these lovely towels.

Wendy finished a 90" by 90" year long quilt.  All pieces were embroidered on the embroidery machine and then sewn together.  The Pattern is from Sweet Pea Embroidery designs.

Priscilla made this wonderful leaf from an Organic Embroidery book by Meredith Woolnough.

Priscilla also made these wonderful small weavings on a small tapestry loom.
She used a method called :
 Four selvedge warping for tapestry weaving.