Patterns in basket designs and in Fair Isle designs have surrounded us this past week. Jeanette Biederman’s Splint-Woven Basketry: Independent Study class worked on baskets of all shapes, sizes and colors.
The students in Sandy De Master and Mary Germain’s Fair Isle Techniques class had a choice of two colorways to make a teddy bear sweater, the small size allowed it to be completed in class. The little sweaters incorporated corrugated ribbing, two-color knitting, armhole and neck steeks and finishing. Many teddy bears, a sheep and a sock monkey came along to class for their “fittings”.
New and continuing friendships were an important part of these past few days, a “pattern” that’s repeated in many classes at Sievers. In Patterns, Part Two, we’ll share those that we see during this week in the Quilt Design class with Ellen Graf and Fair Isle Design with Janine Bajus. Then, finishing out July will be Boundweave Rugs with Lynn Schuster, Spinner’s Color Workshop with Deb Jones and Landscape ‘Painting’ with Fabric taught by Susan Hoffmann. What great ways to spend these summer days!