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We’ve designed an after-school craft class for youth in BARN’s outdoor classroom this fall! For two Thursday afternoons you will learn the basics of making your own felt creations from wool fibers.
The first week you will make a simple bead that can be turned into a keyring or a necklace, or possibly a mini-creature. As time allows you can start a more complex project making a little critter or small figure.
The second week will be focused on another technique called ‘wet felting’ where you will create a landscape or simple design that will be turned into a small wall hanging.
You will learn how to layer the wool ‘roving’ to create color and depth in your piece. Bundle up for this outdoor craft experience under the canopies in BARN’s backyard. We’ll have an outdoor heater and serve hot cocoa and hot cider for extra warmth! Masks and physical distancing will be required. The fees for this class have been subsidized by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island in support of youth programs at BARN.
Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.
Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild is back!!! We are going to gather weekly to virtually watch part of the Season 4 episodes, focusing on twill weaving techniques. You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session, we can gather online and through the magic of screen sharing, we can together watch the episode and chat as we view them. Because each episode runs about 3 hours, we will just watch the first hour of the episode, then you are on your own to finish the episode. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford. We have also shifted the time to 10:00 am. Hope this works for you.
Catherine Camp, firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the instructor Jane Stafford:
Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself. In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.
Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at Bazaar.BainbridgeBARN.org .
This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.
Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.
All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.
All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.
Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 206-842-4475
Join Dale Walker for a virtual open studio on Tuesday afternoon. Since we can't meet in person, or if you’re not comfortable coming in, drop by via Zoom to see what others are doing and show your work. Or just to say hi and let us know how you're doing!
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.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Moth holes in your favorite sweater, rip in a comfy pair of jeans, tore your jacket getting out of the car? Take these unfortunate mishaps and turn them into one-of-a-kind acts of creation. With sustainable fashion at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now, visible mending is one of the hottest trends in the fashion world. Why buy new, when you can fix up the old and make it a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art? Easy, inexpensive, and artistic at the same time, learn how to take your garments and home décor in need of some repairs and turn them into articles of clothing (or works of art) you’ll be proud to show off.
This is an on-line class, you will be guided by the Shibaguyz right from their own studios. They’ll use yarn, thread and fabric to walk you through the stitches and patches to turn those potential wardrobe malfunctions and home dec disasters into functional and stylish pieces again. By the end of class, you may even find yourself making visible mends just to embellish your favorite pieces!
On your own: We encourage you to practice these stitches between the two classes.
Kit provided by instructor:
Kits will be mailed to participants 10 days before the class. Please be sure to verify your mailing address when you register.
Supplies Students Need to have on hand:
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz,the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.
The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:
**This event will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Hosted by Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey.
An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Carla may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.
Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.
The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact Carla at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
It is time to start gathering online with your fellow weavers. Starting Tuesday, October 20th, we will be meeting online the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 AM.
The BARN Fiber Arts Studio welcomes all weavers to these free monthly online gatherings --whether you are a BARN member or not. Please join us -- it doesn’t matter what kind of equipment you use to do your weaving or whether you are a beginning weaver, long time weaver, or someone who wants to learn how to weave.
At our first gathering on October 20th we will spend some time sharing our weaving projects and organizing the content and topics for our future monthly gatherings.
If you have pictures to share of your weaving projects please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos of the place(s) where you weave are also welcome!
In this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.
You may also be interest in Technology for Live Streaming Workshop held on Thursday, January 14th. Click here to read more and register.
Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018
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In this casual and informative 90-min. session, BARN’s Facility Manager, Darryn Achall, will walk you through the Video equipment available to BARN instructors. Vocabulary and the function for each piece of equipment used in online teaching will be demonstrated. Darryn will provide examples of how different Tech set-ups can work for different craft needs. You will also learn how you can access this equipment for your online class.
Darryn Achall has worked in facility management for 30 years. He has a BS in Software Development. He currently works as Facility and Technology Manager at BARN. He has worked on side projects for website development and open source software. Darryn has been involved in photography and videography as an amateur for 20 years. He especially enjoys underwater video while scuba diving. Darryn has a studio set up at home where he and his wife stream online whole food cooking classes. When the need arose for BARN to acquire equipment for online classes, he was designated as the person to lead this effort. Darryn is eager to assist all BARN instructors in getting the equipment setup that they need for streaming live classes or video online.
Learn how to use basic and more complex embroidery stitches to render text and drawings. Rethink embroidery as a narrative tool. Experiment with embroidering on paper and fabric of different thicknesses and textures. Stitches will include: running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, couching, satin stitch, French knots, chain stitch & seed stitch.
If you would like to take the Part II class offered next week, it is recommended that you have these basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) before registering for the Part II class. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For Embroidery class Part II, click here to register.
Materials to have on hand:
A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.
Review basic stitches and learn complex, decorative embroidery stitches. Learn how to apply stitches to delineating text. Discover tips for transferring images and text onto fabric. Experiment with stitching on different surfaces — paper, fabrics, plastic.
Consider embroidery from many angles — a mending tool, a letter-writing tool, a drawing or painting medium, a technique for meditation.
Stitches will include: review of some basics (French knots, chain stitch) plus others at student request
New stitches: plain weave on and off the fabric/page, blanket stitch, pinwheel stitch, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch
It is recommended that you have basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) for Part II. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For the all levels Embroidery class Part I, click here to register.
Mark your calendars!
Stay tuned for more information on our exciting event! Watch for more information in our BARN newsletters and the front page of our website.
This is your chance to work with international fiber artist, Sue Spargo. In this 2 session workshop on June 14 and 15, students will be creating an embroidery sampler to be finished into a needle roll.
This class is for students to learn and expand their understanding of many stitches by incorporating them in different formations and combinations.
The focus of the class will be on the use of Eleganza Perle Cotton in sizes 8, 5, and 3. Each cover will be unique, using either Kumquat or Turquoise wool as the front cover. Students have the option to learn English paper piecing to decorate the inside with a floral flower.
Students should bring:
Instructor Bio: Sue Spargo is a much beloved instructor and artist who teaches workshops around the world. We are very excited to welcome her to BARN.
Sue was born in Zambia and educated in South Africa. She later moved to England. She reports that living in both cultures shaped many of her designs. You can see the influence of Africa in her choice of colors. The whimsy and charm of her creations reflect African folklore.
She moved to the United States in 1980 and settled in Ohio where she started her company, Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts, Inc., in the basement of her home in 2002. It was here where she embarked on her journey of dimensional layering and embroidery and introduced the world to wools saturated in bright colors, multi-medium layering and embroidery which resulted in textural depth and dimension never before seen. The circle of fans that love her and her artistry has grown exponentially over the years. Her company now has a store in Ohio with an abundance of the fiber-related products that she incorporates in her designs as well as her kits, patterns and books.
Creative Stitching Book (2nd Edition) by Sue Spargo.
Sue Spargo's Creative Stitching Book (2nd Edition) book is available at Esther’s on Island, Quilted Strait in Port Gamble, or online through Sue Spargo's store. The Eleganza Pearl Cotton embroidery thread and different needles can also be found at these stores.
Join Sue Spargo on an adventure of learning how to do dimensional layering and embroidery. In this three session workshop on June 16 through June 18, students create a tone on tone piece using creative stitching to form texture.
Sue will guide the students through the study of the stitch. With eliminating color, students will start to understand textural depth and learn the possibilities of simplistic color. Students will also enjoy the art of meditative stitching.
NOTE: Base circles are required to be appliquéd down prior to class. You will receive the Sand Dollar kit several weeks prior to the workshop along with wool thread to appliqué the circles. Please have the circles appliquéd before the first day of this workshop.
Pencil and journal
Small and large circle template
Extra small 'yo yo' maker (check Amazon)
3/8” hexagon papers
Pencil glue stick
Needles: #24 Chenille needles
#18 Chenille needles
# 10 straw needles
#3 and #1 Milliner needles
Scraps of neutral velvet, silk and cottons to make hexagons and yo yo’s
Cream or grey seed beads
Neutral #24 Silk Thread for beading
An assortment of light grey, cream and beige embroidery threads in different weights:
Eleganza Perle Cotton in size 8,5 and 3; Seagrass; Silken Pearl; Razzle; Dazzle; Eleganza; Dala; Silk Ribbon; Shepards Silk; and Oriental Linen.
Eleganza Perle Cotton in size 8,5 and 3; Seagrass; Silken Pearl; Razzle; Dazzle; Eleganza; Dala; Silk Ribbon; Shepards Silk; and Oriental Linen.
'Creative Stitching Book (2nd Edition)' by Sue Spargo.
Sue Spargo's 'Creative Stitching Book (2nd Edition)' is available at Esther's on Bainbridge, Quilted Strait in Port Gamble, or online through Sue Spargo's store. The other embroidery supplies and different needles can also be found at these stores.
Sue was born in Zambia and educated in South Africa. She later moved to England.
She reports that living in both cultures shaped many of her designs. You can see the influence of Africa on her choice of colors. African folklore is reflected in the whimsy and charm of her creations.
She moved to the United States in 1980 and settled in Ohio where she started her company, Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts, Inc., in the basement of her home in 2002. It was here where she embarked on her journey of dimensional layering and embroidery and introduced the world to wools saturated in bright colors, multi-medium layering and embroidery which resulted in textural depth and dimension never before seen. The circle of fans that love her and her artistry has grown exponentially over the year. Her company now has a store in Ohio with an abundance of the fiber-related products that she incorporates in her designs as well as her kits, patterns and books.