We’re back to the last week of July and two “painterly” classes, Weaving: Paint Your Warp! with Lynn Novotnak and Marbling Intensive: Paper & Fabric with Nancy Akerly. Both had the opportunity to experiment and play with color and there were many new and exciting reveals in each class.
Students in Lynn’s class began by painting two tencel warps, one to weave while here and another to take home. This was one of the new classes scheduled for 2020 and after being put on hold, it was a delight to welcome Lynn as an instructor. Her first class as a weaving student at Sievers was in 1999 and she has taken many weaving (and knitting) classes since then.
The first two days were spent in the Walter Studio, painting and drying the warps and the last two days were in the Sophie Studio, weaving the painted warps into scarves.
In Marbling, each color and pattern combination is more intriguing than the next and what fun to see the instantaneous results!
With designs named French Curl, Spanish Wave, NonPareil, Stone Marble and Turkish Ebru, you know you’ll have some exciting papers and fabrics for cards, bookmaking and any number of projects.
The next post will be the third installment of “Two at a time”, which might have to be renamed, “Three at a time” as it will show the work from Francie Broadie’s Beading: Composing Components class, the Beadwork Alumni Studio and Stephanie Robertson’s Finding Our Way: A Dyeing Journey. Here’s a sneak peek:
In other news, we have received notice from the Door County Public Health Department indicating the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services has put Door County at a high COVID-19 disease activity level. They go on to say, “to be proactive, we are now recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public spaces per the recent CDC guidance.” Following that guidance, the Sievers Shop, studios and dormitory will, as of today, be posted with “face coverings recommended” signs. We do have some complimentary masks and all Sievers office and shop staff are fully vaccinated. We thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping all of us healthy!