There’s been a definite contrast this past week between Kay Rashka’s Metalwork Jewelry Boot Camp with students using hammers, drills, motorized hand tools, torches and all sorts of shiny and possibly even sharp-edged components for fabricating jewelry and Betty Glynn Carlson’s Navajo Rug Weaving class where students quietly and reflectively place each strand of authentic wool yarn within the warp.
Come along for a tour!
With Kay Rashka’s instruction, each student leaves with a collection of interesting, personalized and textured art jewelry.
Navajo Weaving in itself is a journey, using unbroken warp threads and meaningful designs woven out of (often) specific naturally dyed wool.
To finish one piece in this 5-day class is a real accomplishment. Some of the students had started a rug in a prior year with Betty and returned to complete it.
Set contrast aside…we think each of the students’ finished artworks are beyond compare!Share Sievers with Friends...
Cathy Summerfield Hana says
I would like to see more finished pieces such as these wonderful Navajo rugs. The designs are so interesting and probably all have a meaning. Wish I could be there to see them!