Each day feels more and more like summer with all the leaves and flowers out, stirring in the warm sunshine.
Early this spring, a maple tree was transplanted just outside the Walter Studio. It seems to have taken to its new home quite well.
We’ve had plenty of water to keep the new tree growing, but not as much as this tree has!
The Washington Island Ferry Line will be expanding their schedule to eleven trips at day, starting June 11.
In Sievers School news, Ellen Graf’s Quilt Design class is on track for July 6-11. For this and for upcoming classes a number of guidelines will be in place for Sievers classes. They include:
*Students and teachers are required to wear face masks/coverings *Social distancing will be in place (this may limit the total number of students/teachers in the studio to 8) *More frequent and expanded cleaning and disinfecting * No shared snack or eating areas *No Sievers “Getting to Know You” group breakfasts *Due to our housing license, the guidelines state only one guest may be accommodated in the dormitory at a time.
As classes through the rest of July and August approach, we will be contacting teachers and students on a rolling basis, at least one month prior to the start of class to determine the status of each.
A few classes in July have already been cancelled, some due to low enrollment. We plan to offer them again in 2021. They include Beginning Spinning and Rainbow Dyeing with Deb Jones, Fair Isle Design with Janine Bajus, the Open Knit Studio scheduled for July 17-19 and Splint Woven Basketry: Independent Study scheduled for July 18-23 with Jeanette Biederman.
Just because we won’t have a class in session until early July, the learning doesn’t stop. We’d like to share these video links that feature some of our instructors. Whether it’s a webinar, tutorial or interview, they’re a small piece of the patchwork of Sievers.
Donna Kallner has a number of videos on her website on looping, cordage and more.
Visit Mary Sue Fenner in her home studio to see and hear about some of her Sievers memorabilia along with her garment trunk show.
Jo Campbell-Amsler and Donna Kallner share the Willow Gathering 2019 with you here.
While we’re “gathering separately” through the internet, it is our hope that the Sievers connection between all of us remains as strong as ever!Share Sievers with Friends...