The first class, many first-time weavers, a new instructor and for the first time, using the 8-shaft Baby Wolf Schacht looms in a Beginning Weaving class at Sievers were a lot of “first’s and new’s” to start our season.
Besides the first project of a scarf or table runner, students finished a three-piece color gamp. Quite a lot of weaving these happy students were able to go home with! Susan Frame, the instructor, is familiar with using the 8-harness looms for beginners when teaching at The Fiber Garden so we followed suit and, as we anticipated, it all worked beautifully.
One of the students attending the class had bought a Sievers loom in 1981 from Walter Schutz (we still have a record of the purchase) and had woven on it only a few times since then. She became reacquainted with its’ workings by weaving her second project on one in the studio.
We have some other “first’s and new’s” to share. We are happy to introduce Kirsten Foss to you as one of the friendly faces you will see at Sievers. Kirsten at one time owned the Vagabond gift shop, now Fiddler’s Green. She has been a Sievers in Winter student and one of her many interests is knitting. Welcome, Kirsten!
Each year we also try and update you on new Island businesses or happenings. Much is the same as it has been in other years, with some changes. Hotel Washington now serves lunch on Saturday and Sunday and small plates on Monday and Tuesday. Reservations are recommended. Fragrant Isle offers lunch everyday, as a box lunch to go or to enjoy outdoors under the awning. Occasional special dinners are planned for later in the summer. If you enjoyed the Almond Bars at the Danish Mill, the folks at Susie’s Sweets on Main Road have received permission from the Nikolai family to use their recipe and sell them in their sweet shop. There is a new art gallery located in the two-story Den Norske Grenda Stabbur at Mann’s Mercantile featuring woodcarving and paintings. New as well on Main Road is Trillium Spa, offering massage therapy by appointment. Lots of music at Fiddler’s Green through the summer, a special dollar-for-dollar matching challenge for each the Trueblood Performing Arts Center and Rec Center to double their revenues in 2018 and so much more! Every location, business or otherwise has it’s own new story to tell in 2018.
We hope for many pleasant “first’s and new’s” for you, too!Share Sievers with Friends...