February 1st is approaching quickly! That day, all of our 2020 classes will be open for registration. Descriptions along with complete information will be available on our website, https://sieversschool.com. The site will be in “maintenance mode” soon, but available again for registration on February 1st. Note: The tabs and links you see now on this site are from last season.
Featured on the cover of this year’s brochure are handwovens by Nancy Adams which were on display during her “Four Shafts or Less” weaving class in 2019. It has been many years since weaving was featured on the Sievers brochure cover. Thank you, Nancy!
Many of the same instructors from 2019 will be returning to teach in 2020 and we welcome back Janine Bajus for a Fair Isle Design class in July. Follow her at www.feralknitter.com or on Instagram. A two-day Open Knit Studio follows Janine’s class. Plans are underway for Sievers to carry the full line of 93 colors of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight Shetland yarn for Fair Isle (and other) knitters in 2020.
New instructors in 2020, we’re proud to say, have been students at Sievers for many years. Kathy Broer first came to Sievers in 1989 for a Beginning Spinning class with Franie Philps. Add quilting, marbling, dyeing, basketry, book arts and then Japanese Temari to the list of classes she has taken. Focused now on Temari, she will team-teach those techniques with Judith Yamamoto in June.
Anne Landre came to Donna Kallner’s Garden Art class in 2005 and three years later enrolled in Batik which became a favorite time each year to experiment with dyes and fabrics. Using new and recycled fabric, thread, wax and dye, Anne creates and sews wearable items inspired by the colors and textures of nature. Anne is offering a class in Shibori in June. See her work at www.threadingwater.com.
Lynn Novotnak first learned to weave at Sievers in a class with Jean Hutchison in 1999. Many weaving classes later, her avocation is now her vocation. She is the 2019-2011 President of the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc., and is offering a Warp Painting/Weaving class in September. Some of Lynn’s work can be seen on her Facebook page.
Again…Registration begins Saturday, February 1st. Classes that receive more registrations during the first week (Saturday, February 1 through Friday, February 7 at 4 pm Central Time) than have space available will be subject to a drawing and we will begin a waiting list for those classes. All registrations received during that registration week time frame will be treated equally, that is, there’s no advantage to register at midnight on February 1st.
Your credit/debit card will not be charged until after you receive a personal email or call from us, confirming your registration and spot in the class. You should receive a personal notice from us within 48 hours. If you do not, please give us a call. The auto-confirmation email you find in your inbox after registering online just lets you know your class and housing choices have come through.
Remember that you can always use the search box on the website to look for a class and then click on either the photo or title to read all the information before registering. If for some reason you have questions or problems, please know that you can always call us at 920-847-2264.
Here are some of the new classes offered in 2020:
Shibori – Anne Landre – June 29-July 2
Sew a Patchy Vest – Mary Sue Fenner – July 25-27
Cartonnage: Puzzle Box – Nancy Akerly – Aug. 24-26
Nalbinding: Viking Mittens – Donna Kallner – Aug. 27-30
Adams Alumni: Weaving Open Studio – Facilitator, Nancy Adams – Aug. 31-Sept. 5
Painted Warp – Lynn Novotnak – Sept. 14-18
Sievers Scholarships are available towards class fees. Please contact us for information.
Stay warm and cozy with your favorite fibers this winter. We look forward to hearing from you in February!