For the month of August, two classes were able to be held and like last time, one was quilting (Open Quilt Studio) and the other was knitting with Mary Germain, Baltic Knitting Extravaganza. With good weather, the knitters were able to spend most of the time in the lawn outside of the Sophie Studio. With a limited number of quilters, tables and machines were spaced at more than the recommended distance.
As always, each quilter brought several projects to start, finish and/or show. Some quilts in progress represented more of a traditional look and some had a modern approach.
The quilt on the right is a “deconstructed” Washington Island. Note the white dots along the north shore representing Schoolhouse Beach and the stitching showing the airport.
From learning Baltic knitting techniques on a mini-mitten to going on to design and knit pair of adult mittens, the knitters were immersed in pattern, color and sunshine.
A mitten made in a previous class will soon have its mate!
Even though the classes weren’t conducted in exactly the same manner as in a regular year, the spirit of sharing, laughing and learning together, inside and outside the studio was evident.
These words were used for many years in the class brochure and we’d like to revive them now with an opportunity to create your own Sievers studio time. From Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 25, we have studio space available. (Limited capacity and all recommended guidelines would still be in effect. For Sievers School alumni only.) Very limited housing is also available. If you wish to propose a rental for some of those days, please contact us with your thoughts. You can use our Contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve thought of offering this before and now is the time, especially due to the current circumstances. We’re using this year as a learning opportunity, too!