Maybe it was one coiled basket or maybe it was many marbled papers and fabrics that were completed in class during the last week of August, but whether it was one or many, it was a delight to see the student’s work progress through the three days of class.
Most of Lynn Stracka Schuster’s Covered Coiling Basket students completed one special piece using unique yarns (some used handspun purchased at the Sievers Shop). From a small base, an expanding spiral forms into a one-of-a-kind basket. As Lynn says, “the basket will tell you where it wants to take you”.
Lynn brought several examples of her own work illustrating various yarns used, shapes, choices for rims and embellishments. One by one, each of these coiled baskets tell a story.
In Nancy Akerly’s Marbling Intensive: Paper and Fabric class, at the end of the first afternoon many colorful, marbled papers were already drying on the racks in the Walter Studio.
Watching the process of creating the designs captures you immediately. No wonder there are so many finished pieces. With fun, fast-paced experimentation, you can’t stop creating!
One basket or many marbled pieces later, it’s the smiles that count the most!