Over the past couple months, beside building Sievers Benchwork in the other Sievers shop, Butch and Barb have been demonstrating their craftsmanship by making three blanket chests. One is made from the cherry tree that was at the edge of the deck on the back of the Sievers dormitory/barn. Another is from a Washington Island oak tree and the third, from pine.
The cherry and oak chests measure 38 1/2″ long x 19 1/2″ wide x 15 1/2″ high. The pine chest has the same dimensions, except for the height, which is 16 1/2″. Each chest has a clear satin varnish on the exterior, while the interiors are unvarnished.
One of their other projects was to build these three-tiered display or storage stands made from unvarnished pine.
We also have more storage crates/bookcase stackers this year. They measure approximately 19″ long x 14 3/4″ wide by 12″ high and are also made from unvarnished pine. The price per crate is $20 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Washington Island Baseball Club.
Today is the official opening of the shop you’re more familiar with, the Sievers Shop! We are now here everyday through October 31 from 10am – 4pm. Besides the three of us, our returning staff of Patricia Hewitt, Kirsten Foss and Kathleen Morris are ready to welcome you. (Just so you know, for now, we are still requiring masks to be worn inside the shop.)
Here are just some of the handmade items made by our Sievers instructors and students.
Plus, don’t forget the various weaving, knitting, sewing, dyeing, spinning, quilting and basketry items we have for makers including yarns, books, notions, fabrics and much, much more!
If you are interested in any of the items shown, please use our Contact page to order and safely use your credit card, or call us at 920-847-2264. (Sorry, the chests and other wood pieces cannot be shipped, but we can hold anything here for you if you wish to pick it up.) Sales tax and shipping, as appropriate, would be added.
Our “next first day” will be June 2, when our Open Quilt Studio begins. Designed for quilters or sewists who wish to work on their own projects on their own schedule, it holds a seven-year run starting off our season of classes and for us it’s another sign of spring on Washington Island.
Many of those signs of spring are already here. We join the trees and flowers in their spirit of renewal, especially this year!Share Sievers with Friends...