What an appealing combination for last week’s Sievers classes! Simple and natural in Connie Westbrook’s Handwoven Homespun Fabric class, using natural cotton/linen blend yarns in neutrals with just a splash of color and woven in simple plain weave. At the same time, simple and natural in Donna Kallner’s Natural Dye Retreat, with materials harvested from the grounds at Sievers and on Washington Island used to dye silk, wool and cotton.
Projects included towels, curtains, bread cloths and totes and with plain weave, the weaving goes fast!
The leaves from indigo plants produced these vibrant blues, illustrating that revealing the final results from leaves, barks and berries is part of the process and joy of natural dyeing. To see more and experience some of the Natural Dye Retreat, Donna shared great photos of her class on her Instagram page, www.instagram.com/donnastitches/ and has more information on natural dyeing on her website.
The earth, trees and sky captured in dyed yarns and fabrics!
Simple and natural is good, in class at Sievers or in the fall colors (even in the morning fog), just reaching their peak this week.