Join other weavers to explore traditional tapestry designs. Thanks to our BARN woodworking friends, we have a set of Navajo-style looms that also can be adapted to Salish-style weaving.
Learn to warp the looms, explore fiber choice and pattern. You can use one of our new looms or any loom setup for tapestry-style weaving.
We decide on our learning journey as a group. Please register for this event.
This event is free for members, guests pay a $20 drop-in fee.
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
Terry Winer and Catherine Camp lead this group, as fellow explorers of these techniques, and who hope to be accomplished tapestry weavers some day.
*Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.
In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).
In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.
Prerequisites - The prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:
Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.
Contact: David Hays at [email protected]
Time to grab your knitting and head to BARN!! Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse in fiber and friendship!
To be notified about this event, please register, drop-ins are welcome.
Free to members, $10.00 drop in fee for guests.
Registration is not required.
Betsy Hagestedt had been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of the fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits.
Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.
What is slow stitch? Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch. This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork.
To receive a reminder notice about this event, please register. Drop-ins are welcome.
Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee.
Host: Dale Walker
Calling All Weavers:
Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom?
Crazy about frame loom weaving?
In love with weaving on floor looms?
Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?
Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?
Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?
If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
If you would like a reminder before each session, you can register. Drop-ins are welcome.
Come spin with us
Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.
Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community. Emily is excited about getting you started in spinning, so come on in.
To receive reminder emails about this event, please register. Drop-ins are welcome.
Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee
Host: Emily Grice
Love making bags of all kinds? Curious about how to start? Got some great tips you’d like to share? Join us for a monthly discussion about bags!
This group is guided by the folks who come. We have a topic each month - usually with a presentation - plus show-and-tell. This is a great place to ask your fellow attendees your burning bag questions. Bring your bags, your questions, and your successes!
Free to members, $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please register so we know you are coming and you get notifications of the next meeting.
The group is led by rotating studio volunteers.
A creative, multimedia approach to enhancing old, abandoned prints can extend the life of unfinished prints.
New ways to continue working on old prints are demonstrated with the intention of taking risks in order to let go of judgment and results. Additional layers of paint, pen and ink, drawing, stamping, sewing, water-colored pencils, water-color crayons, and collage are encouraged.
The additions to your print need to be taken from your own work. Stamps need to be your own design. Please do not bring any decorative papers or magazines.
Class discussions and demonstrations center on methods and materials used in the creative process. The instructor and students are encouraged to offer material suggestions or share what they bring when appropriate.
This is not a formal class; instruction will not be given. We share techniques and our work.
Bring whatever materials you think you’ll want to supplement BARN materials listed. For example: acrylic paint, sumi inks, crayons, colored pencils, graphic pencils of a particular kind, scissors you like using, stencils, drawing pad, etc.
View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
Virginia Davison - While she began her artistic career in college as a painter, she found her voice carving plaster by graduation. For the next 25 years, Virginia carved alabaster and marble and became an avid gardener, working the land around her two-acre parcel on Bainbridge. After her two kids graduated college, she reinvented herself again by taking classes at Pratt in collage and printmaking. Her years since 2007 have been devoted to these art forms. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.
Making a film isn’t as hard as you think! Many people assume that filmmaking requires fancy equipment and expensive software, but for this class, all you need is a phone with a camera and a computer (preferred), iPad, or phone that can run iMovie (a free editing software). No experience necessary.
During this class, you create a short film of two to five minutes. Starting with the very basics of what makes a good story, we work our way through screenwriting, shooting, and editing. At the end, you can show off all your hard work at the wrap party!
After taking this class, in addition to producing a short film, you will have the knowledge and materials to continue creating short films on your own, whenever you want.
Ayla Greenstein is a longtime Bainbridge Island resident, and a junior at the Downtown School in Seattle. She has always enjoyed watching movies, but really fell in love with filmmaking during a week-long internship in the 8th grade. Since then, she has taken five other film classes through school, the New York Film Academy, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She has produced more than 10 short films and documentaries.
A different set of stitches or needlework techniques are the focus each month as we explore how to do it and what we can create with it.
In January, we explore some of the many aspects of buttonhole stitch, and decide where to go from there based on the interest and experience of the group.
If you would like to be reminded of this event, please register, drop ins are welcome.
Fiber Studio volunteers lead the group.
Make a set of three custom darts that will give you bragging rights in your family room or local sports bar.
In this two-session class, while making your own sporting darts, you can advance your machining skills as you craft three custom, phosphorous bronze dart barrels (bodies), and finish with commercial points, shafts and flights. You’ll drill and tap the barrels for the points and shafts with a 2BA British tap, learn to cut the proper tapers on the bodies, and execute the style of knurling and grooving you decide to machine into your dart barrels. See an example is in the hallway between the Welding and Jewelry studio doors.
Eli Backer with Andy assisting.
This class has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Have a garment you love so much it has worn out? Or you want more in multiple colors or fabrics? Join us to clone your clothing to create a pattern you can make again and again.
Learn how to analyze your garment’s assembly, determine what pattern pieces you need and what they should look like and create a new pattern. Then cut the pattern from your new fabric and, finally, assemble your new garment.
Chosen garments should be woven and fit you reasonably well. Please note: your existing garment may be damaged beyond repair during its analysis.
Students meet with Jackie via Zoom on Jan. 15 to discuss the clothing you’d like to clone and go over any other questions you might have.
Supplies to Bring:
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Jackie Kelly - Jackie taught fashion design and construction for 25 years before her retirement. In the '70s, she was a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes, and ran various fashion shows. In the ‘80s, she managed Shirley Hyatt Designs while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom trunk show. In the ‘90's, Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington to teach full time. Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe and designing and constructing garments on commission.
* This class has prerequisites. See below.
Build a small, Shaker-style table to use as a lamp stand or night stand as you learn to take a project from initial idea to finished project.
This class is designed for students who know the basics of using tools but want to further those skills under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
This class includes:
You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Ted Newman - Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
Join a book club tailored to writers! Each 1.5-hour Zoom meeting includes a short discussion of the assigned reading chapters and relevant exercises to do together during the workshop. Think of it as a guided study group.
This session will cover the entire book NAKED, DRUNK, AND WRITING by Adair Lara, which focuses on learning to write personal essays without insecurities.
Machining operations covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.
The hammer - yours to keep - has a brass head and is useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inches in diameter, bring the material to the class.
Before the class, students should view the following four YouTube videos by "That Lazy Machinist" on how to make this type of hammer:
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
Bob Mathisrud - Bob’s long work history of facilities operations has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.
Make a sturdy box with hand-cut dovetail corner joints as you build your woodworking skills and learn fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery.
As you build a poplar box about 6 inches wide, 12 inches long and 3½-4 inches tall, you will learn how to design, lay out, and mark the dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn tricks for getting a perfect fit. Depending on the pace of the class, you will finish your box using a combination of hand and power tools. There may be time to make a lid.
Dovetails started out as a practical solution to keep drawers from coming apart as people tugged and pushed them in and out. Today, they still serve that purpose. But, in an era when there are machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles and mechanical drawer slides, hand-cut dovetails have become a code for fine craftsmanship.
You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
Paul Kury - Paul studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tenn., and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th-century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.
This class has been canceled.We apologize for the inconvenience.
Are you ready to make a piece of jewelry that is more complex and refined?
In this class, you will apply the fabrication techniques and tools that you already know to create one or more pieces of your own design. The instructor will help you evaluate your design; create a pattern; identify materials; outline the steps needed to make your piece; and coach you through the process of completing it.
Bring your design ideas and any materials you have to the first class. A limited variety of materials will be available for purchase: sterling silver sheet and wire as well as copper and brass sheet and wire.
This class is for people with intermediate fabrication skills.
Participants should plan on attending Open Studios between classes.
Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994 when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.
Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.
Learn to create a stained-glass window in this class for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.
A stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches.
A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.
Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio. They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.
Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others. Many of their projects include school-age students on Bainbridge and beyond. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.
Join fellow weavers one day a month for a year-long study group to view Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen TV in BARN's small classroom. Learn new weaving techniques while we share our successes as weavers.
Find more about Season 6's topics and resources here.
Participants need to enroll in the JST Online Guild. The online guild requires a fee to join, which is not covered by BARN. Once you join, you also will have access to all past episodes and helpful information posted on the JST Weaving School website. Please register so you can get reminders for the upcoming episodes.
We will watch episodes the Wednesday after they are released:
Facilitated by Weaving Studio volunteers
Build a unique slab bench or small table in this seven-session class.
Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.
In the first session, design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base are covered. The instructor walks you through the process of drawing up your design ideas and turning them into working plans.
Following sessions are devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish.And the final session covers finish options and application techniques. Take home enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.
Working at your own pace is encouraged. Be prepared to spend additional time during Open Studios if necessary to complete your project. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.
This class is open to students with intermediate skills who are comfortable using the shop tools. At a minimum, you must have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please see "My event registrations" in your BARN account to confirm you have completed the pre-requisites before you register for this class
A $35 materials fee included in the class fee covers a moderate amount of epoxy and other shop materials. If your project requires a lot of epoxy, you may need to pay more; the instructor will discuss this with you.
You need to supply wood for your project. You can buy wood from BARN, purchase it elsewhere or bring what you have from your wood stash. Registrants will receive information about how to select appropriate wood. The moisture issues associated with use of BARN's SawStop table saws aren't critical for this project unless your slab is thicker than two inches. You can store your wood in the shop between sessions.
"An inspirational class! So much cool stuff to practice on many slab projects to come!!" — Ryan Boone (his hall bench is pictured), www.ryanboonedesign.com
Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi - Carol is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.
Pi shawls are infinitely versatile and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. They begin with a few stitches in the middle and become a large circle with simple increases at specific intervals, forming distinct sections that can each be knit in a different pattern.
Want something simple? Choose your favorite color and use garter or stockinette. Want something complex and challenging? Design a custom lace motif for each section. Don’t want to make a full circle? Make a half-pi shawl.
During our first meeting we go through the basic pattern together and discuss options for increasing, as well as what you need to consider when choosing designs for the sections. During later meetings we check in with each other, troubleshoot, and watch as the beautiful patterns emerge!
Ideas and/or needles and yarn for a pi shawl (approximately 1500-2000 yds, depending on the yarn weight and needle size).
Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due to its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits
Time to Grab Your Knitting and Head to BARN!!
Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects, and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse yourself in fiber and friendship!
Please register so you can get reminders of the next Knitting Circle.
Free to members, $10 drop-in fee for guests.
Ages 14+ welcome.
Skill level: We are all on a learning journey!
Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits.
Friends Helping Friends Get a Better Fit With Sewn Garments
Fitting garments for yourself is tough. It’s hard to make adjustments while you’re wearing the garment, and once you manage to figure out the adjustments you need to make, how do you translate that to your pattern? And by the way, what does “good fit” even look like?
While BARN looks for a fitting teacher, let's try helping each other. This group is guided by the folks who come. Bring patterns, garments, and projects-in-process that have you wondering about fit, and we’ll pool our collective knowledge to answer our questions to find the right fit.
Please sign up each month so we know you’re coming!
Led by rotating studio volunteers
Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.
You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.
Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools:
You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.
All needed materials will be provided.
Learn the fundamentals of vector graphics using Inkscape software in this hands-on class.
We have a lot of machines that can be controlled by computer at BARN. The Metal Shop has CNC lathes, milling machines, and plasma cutters. The Woodshop has a CNC router. Electronic and Technical Arts has a small CNC router, 3D printers, and laser cutters. Fiber Arts has a computer-controlled embroidery machine. Getting your design out of these machines starts with capturing your design in a vector graphics application.
The better you understand vector graphics the easier it is to create a design and have one of these machines turn it into a tangible piece of art.
We'll talk about the differences between vector graphics (lines) and raster graphics (bitmap pictures), and about the common concepts used in all vector graphics software. We'll use Inkscape, a fully featured and free graphics design application that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
The emphasis in this introductory class is on building a solid foundation on the basics of creating and editing vector graphics designs. Every student practice the lessons through the class (see Details below regarding bringing your computer or laptop with the program loaded).
You'll learn the differences between lines, paths, and shapes, then the basic tools for modifying them in Inkscape. We'll learn a bit, practice it, then learn some more. Everyone will take home a USB drive with the class materials. Because the class is developed using Inkscape, you'll be able to read through the lessons and practice more at home after the class.
Bring a computer/laptop with Inkscape 1.2.2 installed. This version of InkScape can downloaded at https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.2.2/
Ages 14+ (or 12+ with a guardian) are welcome.
Students are requested to wear a mask for this class by the instructor.
Mike Schrempp - Mike is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.
Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]
Love to weave, but hesitant to "sley" the dragon? This one-day workshop coaches you through the warping steps of a floor loom.
Bring enough warp fiber for your project. We can coach you through winding your warp, setting up your loom, and putting your warp on the loom. This workshop focuses on back-to-front warping. Sign up for a floor loom in the studio.
Students need to have some floor loom weaving skills.
Skill Level: Advanced to Beginners
Ages 14+ welcome
Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
Deb Sweet - Deb is a long-time weaver who has taught at BARN for the past several years. Her love for weaving is catching!
This two-session introduction to the art of inlay covers traditional techniques to create modern, contemporary designs.
Make a pendant of sterling silver and learn how to cut lapidary material for inlay. You have several pendant shapes to choose from. We'll discuss what goes into creating an inlay design, and learn setting and polishing techniques.
Your kit will include enough sterling silver to make three small pendants or one or two larger pendants. If you only finish one in class, you will have enough material left to practice during future open studios.
Day 1: Fabrication. Because you already know how to fabricate bezels, a quick/ lite version of a demo is offered. Then you start your inlay - cutting and assembling.
Day 2: Continue inlay work and finish your new pendant.
Karin Luvaas - This island artist and jeweler has an art degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin is a GIA-certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.
Karin’s current work can be viewed at karinluvaas.com
Contact: [email protected]
This is for those who have completed BARN’s Metal Casting in the Foundry class and would like time in the foundry with a skilled monitor team to guide and lend support.
Guided foundry time is for skill development and practice; it is not a formal class. It’s a great opportunity to improve your skills, share ideas, and pour molten metal. There’s much to learn in making a mold from single- or multi-part patterns - where to place gates and vents, or how big to make the risers to have sufficient metal to remain molten and fill voids as the cast metal cools. The best way to learn all this is through hands-on practice, and these guided open studios are where you can do that.
The last half hour will be for properly cleaning the spaces and reorganization.
This is limited to four participants. Spectators are welcome with all safety requirements observed.
Location: This is an off-site open studio.
9392 Wardwell Ave. NEBainbridge Island
Jeff Oens - A widely renowned sculptor with bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada, Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures. But his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.
Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since he's actually done casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”
Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (University of Washington) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in sculpture. Creating, designing, and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor, and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.
Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic.
Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.
Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, (www.columbiacitygallery.com) and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (https://1plus1is1.com)
Learn Japanese Sashiko Stitching
Are you fascinated by intricate white stitching on indigo or other dark-colored fabric? You’re probably looking at Sashiko, which was developed in Japan as a way to preserve and strengthen textiles. Lately, Sashiko has made its way into high fashion, and you’ll see it on home decor items, as an accent on a collar, or as a beautiful overall design covering a jacket, shirt, or jeans.
In this Try It! class, we’ll start with some very basic stitching on a pre-printed kit from Japan. The pre-printed design will show us where to stitch, so we can focus on practicing the stitching motion. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know what makes a “good” Sashiko stitch, and you’ll be ready to start on a new project, maybe one that you draw yourself! You’ll also have a stitched 4”-by-4” design you can put in a frame to show off what you’ve accomplished. We’ll also talk about how to find Sashiko inspiration and instruction.
Fran Fuller has been using a needle and thread to sew and embroider since she was about 6 years old. In the 1980s and 1990s, she lived in Japan and admired Sashiko stitching, but she didn’t try it until 2018. And of course, she fell in love with it. In 2020 and 2021, she dove deeply into Sashiko at BARN with Shannon and Jason, and she’s thrilled to share her experiences with you in the hope that you’ll fall in love with it, too.
A couple of stock variations will be created, and a reasonable short cut to speed things up significantly will be revealed. You also learn how to use our stock to make an outstanding pan sauce and taste the results!
This class will also be held February 15th from 2:30 to 4:30
Students learn about the following through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on cooking:
Different types of stocks, what they are used for and how they differ from broths, consumes, etc.
Evaluation criteria for a successful stock
Basic knife skills
Demonstration of making a sauce with stock
Making a stock and stock shortcuts
Make a pan sauce from a roasted chicken (demo and tasting)
This class is part of the Culinary Foundation series. Each stand-alone class covers a different fundamental cooking concept, zeroes in on the theory behind culinary methods, and applies that knowledge to the cooking process. By focusing on the "why" and "how" of core techniques, you can gain overall confidence in the kitchen - and make some delicious food along the way.
After graduating from culinary school, Chris worked as an instructor for SCA and Seattle Public Schools, spent many years working as a culinary tutor, worked the line in a hip Seattle restaurant, and volunteered for many high-minded culinary endeavors.
In 2021, Chris moved to Bainbridge from Ballard with his wife, Kerry, and The Horde (many cats and dogs). His other favorite things include tending the garden, smoking meats, curing fish, fermenting veggies, rolling pasta, and exploring hidden island trails.
Feel the power of cutting steel and turn an idea into hard reality as you cut shapes out of flat sheet metal.
Participants will use a handheld plasma cutter to create a design in a two-foot square sheet of 16-gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Bring a design to work with with enough detail that you can draw it with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves.
Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas (i.e. plasma) to cut through the work piece. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma and closing an electrical circuit. Electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma with highly focused and sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece.
Henry Sharpe is an amateur welder and active in BARN’s Metal and Woodworking Studios. ([email protected])
Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.
Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
Achieve proficiency on these power tools.
If you're looking to tackle a project but want some help to develop and complete it, this guided open studio is for you.
You and up to two other woodworkers will have access to an instructor to guide your work. You will share the shop and tools with others, just as in any open studio. These sessions are scheduled on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
This experience promises to build your woodworking knowledge while increasing confidence and skill using the woodshop. It is open to beginning woodworkers, as well as those with more experience who are seeking help with an unfamiliar process or a technical challenge, such as determining the most suitable joinery or designing a jig.
Purchase your own materials.
Ages 14 and up are welcome. (unless otherwise specified in class details, in which case omit)
Ben Dykstra has been a woodworker for almost 30 years and has expertise in custom furniture and high-end kitchen cabinetry. He has worked with youth for more than 10 years and currently teaches middle school woodshop and high school technical d