Navajo Weaving Opens the Season

Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island opens its 36th season on May 16 with a class in Navajo Weaving taught by Betty Glynn Carlson of Lindstrom, Minn. A total of 47 classes in weaving, knitting, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork and book arts are scheduled through October, taught by professional instructors and fiber artists. Classes vary from two to seven days and dormitory housing is available onsite.

The school’s biennial Sievers Gathering, a weekend of workshops, demonstrations, vendors and a fiber arts garage sale is set for September 26 and 27.

Also opening May 16 is the Sievers Shop, located in an 1895-built schoolhouse. The shop features original fiber arts and fine crafts handmade by the students and teachers at Sievers, along with quality knitting and weaving yarns, fiber-art related books and related fiber arts supplies. Sievers School of Fiber Arts is located at 986 Jackson Harbor Road. For more information call 920.847.2264 or visit