The description said, “…let’s celebrate looms with four or less shafts and all their possibilities!” That’s just what happened in the intermediate-level weaving class, Four Shafts or Less, taught by Nancy Adams.
All the possibilities translated into an impressive variety of handwovens at the end of the week.
Watching the students weave their projects, including towels of cotton and cottolin, 3-shaft Krokbragd using Brown Sheep Company’s Nature Spun sport-weight wool, rep and twill weaves and a shawl while at the same time being treated to eight different types of chocolate-covered temptations, made for a very desirable working studio!
Carol S., one of the students in the class, gave us her “Sievers Story” and we’d like to share it with you.
“I have always been interested in weaving. I remember my little potholder loom from my Grandpa, wishing I could weave on the looms at college and watching weaving when we were overseas. My first class at Sievers was in 1984. Our intern pastor’s wife was interested, too! My youngest child was a year old – just old enough to leave for a weekend. Yes, a weekend weaving class with Mary Sue Fenner. There were bunk beds in the dorm. No one worried about makeup. Showers were quick. I bought Walter’s loom plans and after my dad perfected his woodworking skills, he made my Sievers loom. I came back again in 1993 with another friend for a week. We came every other year and now come every year for weaving. It is our vacation – a week to weave and enjoy our friendship.
From our beginning in 1979, to 1984, to 1993 and on to 2019, it has been our privilege to be part of many friendships, both new and continuing ones. A four-harness loom, three decades and two friends make for one great story!