Some fabrics started as fleece and were spun and dyed first, some were woven with yarns dyed with natural dyes. Some of the fabrics were woven at home, some at Sievers and some were commercial fabrics, but all were part of the fashion show from Mary Sue Fenner’s “One-of-a-Kind Jacket” class last Saturday morning on the boardwalk leading to the Sophie Studio. Garments and fabric of wool, silk, tencel, rayon chenille and cotton were all represented, many with jewelry purchased earlier in the week in the Sievers Shop. Enjoy the show! The time to start planning for next year’s fashion show is…now! Speaking of now, we have Donna Kallner here teaching “Local Color to Wear” and Judith Yamamoto’s “Japanese Temari Techniques” class started this […]
Five days of quilting go by too fast! How exciting to see the progress as series of borders began to surround the center blocks of each student’s quilt in Judy Hasheider’s “Let’s Get Surrounded” Medallion Quilt class this past week. One of the students was inspired by the Jackson Star barn quilt block on the dormitory and incorporated that into a border on her quilt. Another combined her stitchery and quilting. One student celebrated her birthday by taking the class (made complete with Sunset Resort homemade coffeecake, a candle and song), two sisters shared a table and quilted together and a group of long-time quilting friends came to spend time and work (is quilting work?) in the Sophie Studio with a treasured instructor. We’ll bring the quilt class to you… [slideshow_deploy id=’3962′]
The annual Weave, Cut and Sew fashion show took place yesterday on the boardwalk of the Sophie Studio. You could think of it as Sievers’ version of Project Runway with Mary Sue Fenner as the consultant. A little less pressure than the TV show (wait…ask the weavers if that’s true!) but creative, fun and inspiring, too. The five-day class started out with picking yarns, measuring warp and weaving or bringing fabric ready to sew, or re-working garments. From start to finish, enjoy the show!
This year, the great majority of our classes begin with an afternoon introduction with the start of class following immediately. Because of that, we’d like to share with you an online version of what used to be our Sunday evening slide show. This gives an overview of classes this year, beginning and ending with a spring and fall photo of East Side Road here on Washington Island. [slideshow_deploy id=’2930′]