As you probably have heard, Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday. This year marks its 10th anniversary, celebrating and supporting small sellers. In that spirit, we’d like to share a number of links that feature handmade fiber arts, yarns, patterns, books, instructions, materials and more from our instructors, both past and present, as well as links to local online shops as listed by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce and adding to that, two of our past Sievers Gathering vendors.
Handwovens, jewelry, baskets, rugs, handmade felt and more from Lynn Schuster. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnSchusterDesigns
Nalbinding, looping, homegrown indigo and other plant-dyed handspun and mill-spun yarns and scarves from Donna Kallner. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt
Zoom classes and gallery of work by Nancy Akerly. http://www.libertygrovepaperarts.com/
Deb Jones at The Fiber Garden with spinning fleece, weaving and knitting yarns. https://www.fibergarden.com/shop/
Sewing patterns, monographs and handwovens from the loom of Daryl Lancaster. https://www.weaversew.com/shop/
Kay Rashka’s metalwork jewelry and teaching schedule. http://www.kayrashka.com/Retail.html
Frames, mirrors, baskets, lamps and more by Ken and Michelle Workowski. https://www.natureofthingsonline.com/shop
Beadwork tutorials by Diane Fitzgerald. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DianeFitzgeraldBeads
Handbags and backpacks by Char TerBeest Kudla. https://www.helensdaughters.com/handbags.html
Woven baskets and Zoom classes offered by Jackie Abrams. https://jackie-abrams-online-shop.square.site/
Sheets of mica and assorted book making supplies from Daniel Essig. https://www.etsy.com/shop/danielessig
Birch bark jewelry, baskets and eco-printed scarves from Karen Tembreull. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BarksnRoots
Quilt, table runner and wool project patterns from Judy Hasheider. http://www.quiltwithjudy.com/shop/index.php/cPath/22
Mann’s Mercantile has Washington Island-themed items of all kinds. https://shopmannsmerc.com/collections/all?page=1
All things lavender at Fragrant Isle. https://fragrantisle.com/
Lavender soaps, lotions and culinary items at Island Lavender. https://www.islandlavender.com/
Books, suggested reads and fair trade gifts at Fair Isle Books. https://www.fairisleshop.com/
From apples grown on Washington Island serve up Island Orchard Cider. https://www.islandorchardcider.com/shipping
Jewelry made by Laura Findlay Hagen. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LFHJewelryDesigns
Honey and bee products from Sweet Mountain Farm. https://smf-426390.square.site/
Many of you have knit one or more of the Katie’s Kep, the 2020 Shetland Wool Week free pattern with the Jamieson & Smith yarn we have in stock. (The only colors we do not have at the moment are 21, 81, 202, 203, FC47 and FC61.) With the leftovers (or additional yarn) you could knit one or the other of two related “Katie’s”; Katie’s Fingerless Gloves and Katie’s Cowl. Both are purchase downloads from the SWW site.
We’d like to thank you for your response to the Sievers Pop-Up shops in previous blogs this season. Although we’re not listing anything here, please know that we are always happy to send you weaving and knitting yarns, needles and any of the other fiber art supplies we have on hand.
Now, from small to big and bold!
The quilt exhibit, Doreen Speckmann Remembered, is now open at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, WI. A special virtual opening will be held via Zoom on Saturday, December 5 from 4:00-5:00 CST. This free program is available at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89285922082. Doreen Speckmann was a much-loved and popular quilting instructor who started teaching at Sievers in 1981, eventually holding classes for thousands of people and gaining worldwide fame for her offbeat style of humor and entertaining style. Doreen is remembered by us in many ways still today. One of those ways is through our Scholarship Fund, established in her memory in 1999, which has helped 53 students attend a class at Sievers.
Big or small, we like it all!