It is an Island tradition for some to run down the rocks from the top of Schoolhouse Beach and dive into the clear, cold water. You can imagine how invigorating and refreshing that would be.
This year, Sievers “took the plunge” on a new class, Rigid Heddle Weaving. We wonder now why we waited so long. When Deb Jones offered this class for our 2019 season, we knew immediately that it was the right time with the right instructor. Like Schoolhouse Beach, this new class was invigorating and refreshing!
Everyone started with a simple scarf. Learning to warp the loom and seeing their scarves take shape on the loom happened in only a couple of hours. The scarves on the right were finished and drying on day two.
Then it was on to a second project, a sampler of techniques and after that, weaver’s choice.
Yarns used for the students’ projects included commercial knitting and weaving yarns and handspun. Weaving on these looms can be a stash buster for a knitter or spinner.
Under Deb’s guidance, the variety and quality of the woven items finished during the class was simply outstanding.
We plan to dive into this class again in 2020!