In its second decade, the Sievers School of Fiber Arts (Jackson Harbor Rd., 920/847-2264, www.sieversschool.com ) is the most intriguing of Washington Island  highlights. It’s less a school than a retreat into weaving, papermaking, spinning, basketweaving, batik, tapestry, drafting, Scandinavian woodcarving, and any other number of classes in vanishing folk arts. On any given day, the solitude is accentuated by the thwack of looms or the whirring of spinning wheels.
Classes are offered May–October, and weekend or one-week classes are available. Fees range $190–340, plus up to $120 for dorm fees for a weeklong class. A downtown consignment shop displays and sells the works created as well as cherrywood looms.