I guess you could classify the previous three classes that way with Navajo Weaving taught by Betty Glynn Carlson representing “animal” for the authentic wool yarns used, Natural Fiber Basketry with Jo Campbell-Amsler as “vegetable” for the willow, grapevine, Siberian Iris and Daylily leaves incorporated in all shapes of baskets and the Metalwork Jewelry Boot Camp with Kay Rashka as “mineral” for the sheets of copper, brass and silver as base materials.
Some students brought back Navajo rugs started in (or finished from) a previous class and others started their first pieces. The steps along the way to a finished rug involve patience, thoughtfulness and perseverance.
The many varieties of willow, barks, leaves and vines gathered here on the Island or brought by Jo Campbell-Amsler found their way into the students’ rib-style baskets.
Etching, cutting and riveting (in both meanings of the word) were all part of the metal jewelry class. The classical music playing in the background was more than interspersed with the sounds of repeated hammering and filing. Although reveille didn’t sound at 3am each day, these students put many hours into their projects in this “boot camp” class.
From now through the rest of September we have weaving (Beyond Beginning with Nancy Adams), weaving (Inkle Weaving with Daryl Lancaster), sewing (Garment Construction Intensive with Daryl Lancaster), weaving (Deflected Double Weave with Judith Yamamoto) and willow furniture (Bent Willow Chair with Ken and Michelle Workowski). That’s a lot of great things happening within the next 10 days!
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