Wow! Where did the time go? Our final class of the 2017 season, Rag Rug Weaving with Deb Sharpee, finished last Saturday. It seems like such a short time ago when we greeted the first students on June 5. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun!
As usual, the rag rug studio was filled with colorful fabrics, great design inspirations and ideas, laughter and friendship. From the start when the carpet warp rolled onto the looms to the finish when quite a variety of rugs and runners rolled off, not a heddle, shuttle, sewing machine, student or teacher were idle.
Instead of full-sized rugs, some of the students wove runners like the one on the left. In preparation for the rug on the right, the poinsettia fabric was treated with bleach to soften the color palette. A few shots here and there of the untreated fabric added contrast.
As a bonus, the fall leaves stayed at peak during the week. Blue sky, clouds or rain, the colors continuously surprise us as they slowly change and create new golden avenues each day.
As soon as one season ends, thoughts turn to the next. It won’t be too long before we begin planning our 2018 classes, the 40th season at Sievers School of Fiber Arts.