|Mary Sue Fenner and Adeline Goldman|
This Spring the Buellwood Weaver and Fiber Guild got together for a workshop with Mary Sue Fenner. The ‘Fiber Arts Jacket’ workshop was held on May 21-24 at Finlandia University in Hancock Michigan. Mary Sue Fenner arrived Sunday night and we set up the workshop for the class. Mary Sue started her our workshop bright and early Monday morning at 9:00 with a fabulous trunk show of her beautiful garments.
|Lorraine enjoying the modeling|
The first day we viewed Mary Sue’s garments and tired on the ones we would like to make.
|Debra Goldman trying on one of Mary Sue's garments|
|Myla in a Mary Sue's - Chanel Jacket!!! Very cool and all hand sewn!|
|Eric ready for Mary Sue's Alterations to his Pattern|
|Lorraine and Jean cutting out their handwoven fabrics|
|Mary Sue showing how to sew lining seams|
|Jean is so happy sewing her garment! or maybe she was laughing at Elaine modeling her garment.|
By Tuesday afternoon garments were beginning to come together. Lots of questions for Mary Sue and interruptions to observe a demo for making proper darts, finishing lining seams, button hole closures, and rolled seams. These were just a few demonstrations Mary Sue shared with us.
Finally on Wednesday some garments were ready to be tried on and finishing touches were to be added. There were lots of smiles on Wednesday as everyone enjoyed working together especially with the instruction of Mary Sue. It was a fun and very successful Workshop which you can see from the results.
|Myla in her vest from fabric she bought in Sweden|
|Mary Sue showing how to roll seams on Debra's beautiful handwoven jacket.|
Those of us who would have to drive over each day- were lucky to get Kemp’s log home on Portage Lake to house Mary Sue and some of us who drove over from Ontonagon for the 4 days. We were very happy with our retreat house.What a deal this was vs. the dorms.
If you missed this workshop the Buellwood Guild is hoping to have more workshops in the future.