Whether students were gathering willow from outside the Walter Studio to incorporate in their baskets or perfecting seam finishes inside their handmade garments, the finished pieces in both Jo Campbell-Amsler’s and Daryl Lancaster’s classes were beautiful, inside and out.
As you can see, the willow in the Sievers patch has grown tall this year. Here, Ann and Stef are pictured in front of the tallest portion, approaching 9 feet. Some of this willow, along with the materials Jo brought for class was used to make a variety of rib-style baskets, trays, a creel and more, inspired by Jo’s own work. Willow basketry is just one beautiful way to bring the outside in!
If the inside of your handmade garments are as beautiful as the outside, perhaps you’ve taken a class from Daryl Lancaster. The same would be true if the fit and pattern of your finished piece are perfect for you. Outstanding handwoven and commercial fabrics graced the tables, the hands and at the end of the week, the garment makers.
Beautiful, warm weather allowed for some hand-sewing and finishing on the deck one afternoon. Beautiful, warm smiles were worn when wearing completed garments.
Willow baskets, garment construction, Sievers teachers and Sievers students…all beautiful, inside and out!