We probably could’ve included the words “handmade treasure” in each of this year’s class descriptions or titles, but it officially appeared in only one: Handmade Treasure Boxes. We’re taking the liberty of applying those words to the two previous classes, as well, Creative Knitting Retreat with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain and the Open Knitting Studio session held in the Walter Studio, where eleven knitters worked independently on a variety of projects.
The Creative Knitting Retreat class saw a number of knitters working on Latvian or Estonian-patterned mittens, Fair Isle, sweaters of all kinds, baby blankets and more. Help in solving fit issues as it applies to hand knits, substituting yarns and deciphering patterns are just some of the talents Sandy and Mary bring to class along with their relaxed and fun style of team-teaching.
Both groups met one evening for a soup supper, many spent an evening knitting together and as one group, they continued the tradition of attending the Harvest Dinner (turkey and all the trimmings – such homemade goodness), an annual fundraiser of the Women of Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Handmade Treasure Box class taught by Nancy Akerly was a new class offered in 2017. Watching these boxes come together covered with an array of “each-one-better-than-the-next” beautiful papers, including some of Nancy’s own hand-marbled work was a treasure in itself!
Thanks to all the talented instructors and enthusiastic students for creating so many handmade treasures at Sievers in 2017!Share Sievers with Friends...