September Meeting TUESDAY

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Welcome back, Show & Tell Something new in my Life that I want to share

October Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Lynn Carpenter - How do I as an Artist find delight in my work? Lynn is an interdisciplinary fiber artist and educator. Bennett-Carpenter earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. She served as theArtist-in-Residence of the Kingswood Weaving Studio at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2003-2023). […]

Fall Workshop

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Masha Kakhova – Felted Mittens BYO Lunch,  Cost $65 plus $15 supplies paid to instructor         Mittens is a good project for those interested in making felted garments. Beginners will learn every step of felt-making, including template creation, laying wool, decorating, felting, shrinking, and fitting. More experienced felters will learn my special tips and tricks, which […]

November Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Karen Selk - In Search of Wild Silk by ZOOM & in person All things silk have provided Karen Selk with a thread that binds together travel, research, writing, artwork, educating, and managing a successful business selling silk yarns and fabrics for over 50 years. She has given hundreds of workshops and presentations on silk […]

December Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Holiday Potluck

January Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Kayla Powers - Cultivating a Place based Art practice Kayla Powers (b. 1988) is a place-based fiber artist living and working in Detroit, Michigan. As an artist and educator, Kayla Powers makes ecologically focused textile art with and about the living world. Through the traditional practices of foraging, dyeing, weaving, and quilting, she explores the […]

Textile Exploration Day (TED)

Donnelly Center at Aquinas College 157 Woodward Lane, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Textile Exploration Day offers a scheduled day of “sampler” classes or beginner-friendly hands-on short workshops for members of the community to explore various textile arts.

February Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Jim Pochert - Ply Split Weaving, History & Techniques Jim was born in 1952 in Kentucky, where my father was in the army. Subsequently I grew up in Michigan. My fiber journey began in the late 1980’s, when my family and I moved to Grand Rapids. I found a friendship bracelet in a mall parking […]

March Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

The Scott Group - Commercial Weaving For more than 50 years, Scott Group Studio has been a partner to the world’s top designers and architects, delivering the highest-quality carpets and rugs, largely manufactured in the U.S., made from the finest natural materials and designed to be heirlooms that withstand the test of time.Scott Group Studio’s […]

Spring Workshop

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Jim Pochert – Ply Split Basket BYO Lunch,  Cost $55 plus $20 supplies paid to instructor Each participant will be making a small, decorative ply split basket. Precut cords and the necessary tool will be provided. The instructor will demonstrate all the stages of the process , including finishing. Hopefully each participant will finish their […]

April Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Carolyn Anderson - Marketing your Products Carolyn Anderson, is an Art Director based in the Grand Rapids area. Carolyn's career has been in retail advertising, working with large companies like Meijer, Kmart, Circut City, Franks Nurseries and more. She enjoys developing creative direction for assets used in print, signage, billboard and digital platforms. Carolyn works […]

May Meeting

GRPD Metro Lodge 97 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Rebecca Hefferan – Pattern, Play & Full-Circle, Circles Rachel Meyers Hefferan is a textile artist and small scale shepherd focused on sustainability in their art practice and lifestyle. Rachel received a bachelor's degree from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan with magna cum laude honors and an […]