We received a wonderful surprise gift from the Batik class of 2015 and instructors Mary Jo Scandin and Thom Scott after this year’s class introduction. Last year, each of the students and teachers had made a batik panel based on a color challenge that was later assembled, backed and sewn by Thom (he also did the bottom Sievers School of Fiber Arts panel). Now hanging from the beams in the Walter Studio, this is really a gift to all of Sievers – including you! Thank you batik artists for the banner and for your friendship!
The buckets were brimming and the wax pots were in use for the next seven days of class time.
The clotheslines were filled with works in progress…
The Beginning Weaving class with Nancy Adams and Assistant, Susan Johnson had eight weavers start with these goals set by Nancy for the class: 1) Enjoy the Sievers experience, 2) Develop a basic understanding of weaving vocabulary and parts of a loom, 3) Be able to warp a floor loom, 4) Complete one or two projects. We know Nos. 2) through 4) were met with the teachers’ expertise and patience. We’re guessing part of No. 1) was fulfilled with a daily treat for the class from Nancy and Susan, fresh-baked Kringle from the Danish Mill, fortifying the weavers as they measured, threaded, sleyed and wove.
A gorgeous Island day for a studio visit brought the classes together at the Walter Studio.
Whether it’s weaving or batik, basketry or quilting, knitting or sewing, spinning, dyeing or beadwork, being fiber friends together is the best of all!
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