Whether it’s inside the Walter Studio this week with the Washington Island Art Association Spring Open Workshop in session, or in the shop where we’re greeting new and familiar acquaintances every day now, to the Island’s roadsides filled with trillium, we are surrounded by art, inside and out!
Our third Sievers in Winter class, “Wool never FELT Better” was held January 15- 16, taught by Judith Yamamoto with Phyllis Kirchner as an assistant. New life was found in old sweaters as you can see from the photos of projects made in class. Some of these warm, wooly items might come in handy while outside on frosty winter mornings.
In between leaves unfurling and crabapple blossoms opening the past few days, the studios have been busy with the sound of sewing machines sewing Stained Glass Sweater Jackets with Jeanette Biederman and with chair cane weavers under the instruction of Rich Prange. In the first half of June, we will see our Open Studio friends, then quilt with Ellen Graf and create Patchwork Birch Bark baskets with Karen Tembreull. Hooray for June!