Daryl Lancaster’s class, “Garment Construction Intensive” allows students to transform their hand-dyed, handwoven or other special fabrics into outstanding wearables. In order, it was Garment/s (yes!), Construction (yes!) and Intensive (yes!), with the students taking all three words to heart, working day and night. Each time we visited the studio it seemed as if everyone was either cutting, pinning, sewing, pressing or modeling. And why not, when the results are worth every minute! It starts with planning where the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric, especially if you want to capture certain features of special yardage. All the fabrics and new skills learned come together through the week, resulting in creative, custom results. Besides spending time sewing, one […]
“Just” another week at Sievers…two fashion shows, daily potluck class lunches and a dinner, more than 66 one-of-a-kind garments made by Mary Sue Fenner and at least 22 of Jeanette Biederman’s baskets for inspiration. Plus, at the end of the week, the students went home with the new garments or baskets they made. Wow! An impromptu invitation from the Red Cup Coffee House quickly evolved into the first fashion show of the week. You can see a selection of the garments on our Facebook or Instagram pages, some of which were made by the students and some by Mary Sue. (There are basket photos there and more from the final class fashion show, too!) Using their own handwoven, hand-painted, hand-dyed […]
After her Inkle Weaving class in the morning, Daryl Lancaster made the transition to her five/seven-day Garment Construction Intensive class in the afternoon, welcoming students for week of sewing, creating jackets and other wearables. There were lovely handwoven and other special fabrics, interesting patterns and ideas…so let the cutting and sewing begin! Some students worked on one garment during the week, new students to this class took a “Daryl Jacket” from start to finish, while others started a number of garments and will finish them at home, getting Daryl’s help with fitting and design ideas. One unexpected, but fun addition to this class was a foray into dyeing silk yardage for linings, creating custom colors to match these custom garments. You’ll be able to read […]
Those building blocks of quilting are being taught this week by Ellen Graf in our first Sievers in Winter class of 2013. Ten students are building their blocks into Log Cabin quilts. Ellen’s step-by-step method helps show the way for the students, some of whom are new quilters, some self-taught and some more experienced. One of Ellen’s quilts: This is one focused group of students, but they plan to take time tonight for a potluck dinner in the studio (with spouses) before class ends tomorrow. This is a Sievers in Winter class and this is Sievers, but where is winter?