The adage, “a picture is worth 1000 words” is the theme for this post featuring photos from our early August companion classes, Diane Fitzgerald’s “Beading: Inspiration from Everywhere” and Stephanie Lewis Robertson’s “Making Your Mark: A Fabric Journey”.
As it turns out, one thousand words equals about two full pages of writing. We will forego all those words and share photos from the classes instead.
First, just a bit about each class. The beaders had selected a theme that appealed to them personally, researched it, then developed a concept and based on that, created beadwork in class. In Making Your Mark, students used simple silk screening, direct painting on fabric, dyeing, block printing and more to create designs on cloth.
Last year, students in this class dyed fabrics suitable for use in a Washington Island-made Quilt of Valor. While here this year, they were able to see the quilt made from those fabrics and added a few more from class for another quilt.
If you follow the adage, these 26 pictures would equal 26,000 words. Now that says a lot!
Sometimes it’s only words that will do. That’s the case with this “Sievers Story” from Mary R. about her time in beadwork classes with Diane Fitzgerald. “I am so thankful that I found Sievers in July of 1997. I think I missed one year since then and have been with Diane Fitzgerald in beading since 2003. Cindra was certain I could learn peyote stitch before class and I did! I still remember getting a horrible tangle in my thread that Diane graciously fixed and strongly suggested that I never do again! I have so many dear friends from my time with you and the wonderful teacher in residence, some that have been together for all the years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Island and school. You are in my heart.”Share Sievers with Friends...