There are a lot of cool things going on at Sievers this week! The garments in Daryl Lancaster’s class are adding up and there’s still time for more as the extended part of the class continues until Saturday morning. From rolls of handwoven, nuno-felted (or other) yardage emerge beautifully tailored jackets and more.
Sometime soon, Daryl will post more photos on her own blog, http://weaversew.com/wordblog/. Check it out!
In Rita Hagenbruch’s Loom-Structured Lace Weaves class, a table runner, placemats and napkins, scarf and shawl were planned, woven and admired late on Thursday afternoon alongside Rita’s own lacy plaid handwoven blankets and throws.
You can see more of Rita’s work in the May/June 2013 Handwoven magazine. This is from their website: “Rita Hagenbruch launches the new Traditions department with an article about Swedish weaving swords and her happy shuttle towels (which can be woven with or without a sword).”
On a warm, muggy night, you can’t beat watching the sun go down at People’s Park. Next door, near the Jacobsen Museum at Little Lake, is this barrier, protecting the turtle eggs laid underneath.
The privet growing in front of Jackson Studio and next to the Teacher’s Cottage is at it’s height of fragrance and activity with bees and butterflies. These two beauties were enjoying the flowers that have just bloomed.
While the temperatures outside have been in the upper 80’s this week and the humidity levels have been high, one of the only places to get relief is out on the water.
One of the other places is at Sievers. With both studios air-conditioned and now the dormitory, too, bring on the wools, the fleece, the quilts, the irons. Try on the garments you’re sewing or knitting or weaving.
All of these and many more reasons make Sievers a cool place!