Fiber Arts Classes

    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Virtual Zoom Room
    • 26
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Virtual Slow Stitch Tuesday
    Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    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.

    Details:

    • There will be no meeting on Tuesday, January 5th.
    • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • An email will be sent to you every week 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
    • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    • 13
    Register

    Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves.  BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode.  We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing.  You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing,  watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford.  We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group some knowledge of weaving.
    • You can register at any time. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view. We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest. Please verify your email address as this is where an email will be sent with the link to join this online class.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ( 2020 price was $75.77 USA) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

     2021 Viewing Schedule

    Jan 27, Feb 3  Episode 1 -  Turned Twill
    March 3,10  Episode 2 - Canvas Weave
    April 7,14  Episode 3 - Huck
    May 12,19  Episode 4 - Huck Colour & Weaveamp
    June 16, 23  Episode 5 - Swedish Lace, June 10ate
    July 21, 28  Episode 6 - Bronson Spot
    Aug 25, Sept 1  Episode 7 - Atwater Bronson Lace
    Sept 29, Oct. 6 Episode 8 - Blended Lace
     Nov. 3, Nov.10  Episode 9 - Huck & Twills
     Nov 26, Dec 1  Episode 10 - Lace Grande Finale


    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.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.

    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room, Class Code FI030621DJ
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**  

    Take the time to explore pick-up weaving in depth. This decorative technique goes well beyond the basics of plain weave on your rigid-heddle loom. 

    The instructor, Deborah Jarchow will help you understand and create 3-D weaves and textures in the structure in your woven fabric. Try lace, honeycomb, waffle weave, inlay, and more. After learning a variety of patterns and manipulations, see how the right finishing techniques make your patterns pop. 

    During the class, you will make a sampler scarf that examines these different techniques. Adventurous students can explore color variations and design modifications. If desired, the time between sessions offers opportunity for individual study and in-depth investigation of the process. Then we will discuss further pattern possibilities, share observations and questions, and chat about how to create pick up patterns on your own. 

    Deborah’s vast array of samples will illustrate the different ways these techniques can be used. After finishing your sampler, learn how to plan future projects based on the patterns you wove in class or some that you discovered on you own. 

    Homework: Warp the rigid heddle loom - put on an 82" warp of 48 ends, using a 7.5 or 8 dent reed. Use yarn that is about worsted weight, a solid color, smooth, non-hairy, strong and at least 2 ply. This will take about 115 yards of yarn. To warp you'll need a warping peg, sley/threading hook, clamps, 2 brown paper bags. It is important that you have exactly 48 warp threads! 

    Supplies: In addition to the yarn you warped with. you'll need about 100 yards of the same type yarn but in a contrasting color. You will be warping the loom again for the second week of class, so have the same amount of yarn available (115 for warp and 100 for weft - worsted weight, 2 solid colors, smooth, non-hairy, strong and at least 2 ply). 1 ball of bulky weight yarn, 1 ball of fuzzy yarn, 40 yards acrylic worsted weight waste yarn, shuttle, 2 pick up sticks appropriate for the size of your loom, manila file folder, scissors, tube from inside a paper towel roll, tapestry needle, tape measure, pins, notebook, post it notes, pen or pencil with eraser.

    A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Friday, February 26th. Cancelation requests for refunds or credits will not be issued after this closing date.
    • The first session class will be divided in two parts. There will be a two hour break on that first day.
    • Note that sessions have different start times.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Students must have some weaving experience and be able to warp their loom prior to class.  
    • Ages 14+ are welcome

    Instructor Bio:

    Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

    Deborah is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book coming out in 2021 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.



    • Monday, March 08, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI030821MB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Whether you’re sewing a hem, setting in a sleeve, or fixing a torn pocket, we all need to know how to do a little basic hand sewing. But why settle for basic when you can be extraordinary? Hand stitching can do more than just hold fabric together… it can dress up your seams, add visible stitches to your work, and add an extra WOW factor to any finished projects.

    We have assembled 7 of the most common stitches used in hand stitching that will really up your game. These techniques are all 100% functional but also add an element of elegance and polish to your finished projects and give your off-the-rack wardrobe just a little special touch.

    Supplies: Please have hand-sewing thread (Shibaguyz recommend: Aurifil 50 wt), embroidery thread, needles, and fabric swatches on hand to practice these stitches

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Saturday, March 6th at 1:00 PM.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level:  Beginning
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    Instructor Bio:  

    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:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Zoom Room 2
    Register

    **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.

    This event will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    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.

    • Monday, March 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual Zoom Room 2 & Great Room at BARN

    Bid to benefit BARN!

    Creativity in Motion, BARN’s first online fundraising event, is happening March 15 – 20. Bid on a curated collection of items, many of them handcrafted by BARN members. A custom-built chicken coop, a private class, or a beachfront weekend getaway are just a few of the items you’ll find. Preview the auction items beginning March 12, and get ready to bid starting at noon on March 15.. Your purchases and donations will ensure that BARN remains a vibrant community resource for everyone.

    • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room
    Register

    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. 

    If  you have pictures to share of your weaving projects please send them to: sybcarrere@gmail.com. Photos of the place(s) where you weave are also welcome!

    Details:

    • This event will be conducted using Zoom conferencing software. An email will be sent to you each month 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email
    • These gathering is free but please register so the link can be emailed to you each month the day before the start date. The login will be the same from month to month. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.






    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, March 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI031921IC
    • 7
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In this two-session Friday Fiber Fun, you will learn several embroidery and needle felting skills. In the first session you’ll design and embroider merit badges with your own colors and design ideas to to acknowledge and celebrate your own skills and special qualities.

    In session 2, you will add personalized needle felted details to your clothes in bright patterns and unique creations. Needle felting can be added to felt hats, knitted jackets, wool coats, gloves, and other items of clothing.

    Details:

    Registration will close on Monday, March 15th at 3:30 pm (PST).

    This class is for ages: 8-14

    Kit cost: $20.00 (Included in the registration fee). So that you can choose the colors you’d like to use, you will be picking up your kit at BARN. You will receive an email on March 16th when and where to pick up your kit. Please watch for this email.

    Supplies you'll provide: Scissors, paper, and something to sketch with, plus one or two items of clothing you would like to embellish. 

    Setting up your Zoom and work area: Arrange your computer on a table or desk so that you can see the screen and the instructor and other participants can see you. You'll need enough flat workspace to lay your project out to work on it--about 12" x 18" should be enough, but be sure to give yourself plenty of room to create!

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:

    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.



    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class start time is Pacific Daylight Time
    • 254
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Join us for a very special opportunity to watch as master basket weaver Ed Carriere demonstrates hand splitting cedar limb and cedar root for basket shaping and weaving. He will share some of the projects he's been working on, and leave plenty of time for questions.  

    An Elder of the Suquamish Tribe, Ed has been the subject of many films, books, and articles. In addition to being a master basket weaver, he is a canoe builder and skipper, a totem pole restorer, and a cultural teacher. Ed is a Creative Resident at Bloedel Reserve in March 2021.

    Ed first learned to weave baskets from his great grandmother, Julia Jacob of the Suquamish Tribe, when he was just 15 years old. After his grandmother passed away in 1960, and after some years away from weaving, he returned to it in 1969 and has been weaving ever since. He has learned to make a wide variety of artifacts including the open weave burden basket, straight and crossed warp clam gathering baskets, clothing, and hats. His materials are the bark, limbs, and roots of the western red cedar, beargrass, sweetgrass, wild cherry bark, cattail and horse tail root.

    Many who have studied with Ed have gone on to become master weavers and cultural educators in their own communities.

    This event is free and will be streamed on Zoom.

    Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre public garden on Bainbridge Island focused on horticulture, stewardship, creativity, and well-being.  Bloedel's Creative Residency program welcomes artists for three-week stays to develop work in their discipline connecting creativity & the environment.  BARN is delighted to partner with Bloedel Reserve to bring you this creative learning opportunity.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Thursday, March 18th at 1:00 PM.
    • This event will start at 1:00 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME.
    • If you find at anytime after registering that you will not be able to attend, please contact Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org so we can contact those on the waitlist.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered withPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.


    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, May 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI032221SG
    • 13
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    Right off the pages of our newest book, Boro and Sashiko: Harmonious  Imperfection is the Rectangle Wrap Vest. This iconic piece is not only simple to make but it is flattering on every frame and figure. Join us for a make along as we take you step by step through the process of making this boro vest with sashiko embellishments. We’ll start with measurements to ensure your finished project fits perfectly, then move on to the basics of stitching and even give you our tips and tricks for FAB finishing details on the hems and armhole binding that will give your final garment a professional finish.

    This class meets for instruction for two hours on March 22, April 19th and May 17th.  There is a check-in to share progress and ask questions for one hour on April 5th and May 3rd. 

    Details:

    • Required: You will need a copy of the book, Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection to follow along with the pattern (available on shibaguyz.com or through any major bookseller).
    • You can order the paperback or Kindle version here. Kindle version is best for immediate download.
    • Fabric to make a vest of your own. 
    • Registration will close on Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 PM.
    • Skill Level: Basic sewing skills
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software

    • 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
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:  

    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. 

    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:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter

    • Monday, March 29, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Streaming via Zoom
    • 55
    Register

    **This event will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    We invite BARN Staff, Board Members, and Studio Committee Members to join us on Zoom on Monday, March 29th from 4-5:30pm for our third annual BARN Community Meeting where we gather to discuss topics relevant to the future of BARN. 

    The topic this year is:

    BARN 2021: Re-opening and Re-engaging 
    After a year of full or partial closure, let’s put our heads together to strategize for reestablishing our vibrant makerspace and learning place once again.  

    The event will be held on Zoom, and will begin with a brief overview of the past year and what we’ve accomplished since we closed our doors on March 16th.  We’ll also review and follow up on the major takeaways from last year’s Community Meeting. Then we will divide into smaller groups for breakout room discussions for 40 minutes on the following three topics: 

    • Community Service
      It’s a significant part of BARN’s mission, and a meaningful way to give back to our community.  In what ways can we strengthen this aspect of our activity in the coming year and beyond?  

    • Envisioning the next 12 months of Programming
      Where do we see BARN’s programming 12 months from now?  What balance would we like to strike between online and in-person activity.  What is realistic for us to accomplish? 

    • Re-engaging our Membership 
      Despite the rich online content we have delivered over the last 10 months, we have seen a significant drop in membership.  In what ways can we welcome individuals and provide benefits that will bring value and connection for members? 

    All groups will be challenged to think about how we can engage and welcome diverse populations at BARN.  Highlights from each breakout session will be shared with the large group toward the end of our meeting, then we will finish with some next steps and action items from the meeting.  

    When you register, please select one of the breakout room topics you would like to participate in so we will know how many people to expect for each topic. You will be required to enter a registration passcode. The passcode was emailed to you in a separate email from Denise. You can also email registrar@bainbridgebarn.org to register.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to our Executive Director Denise Dumouchel or Program Manager Jess Henderson. 

    We’re looking forward to spending the afternoon with you and hearing your ideas on re-building and re-energizing BARN this year! 

    Details:

    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the meeting. Please watch for this email



    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Fiber friends, you are so missed! We look forward to welcoming you all back to the studio someday, seeing all of your gorgeous projects, and hearing the looms, the sewing machines, and—best of all—your laughter! 

    A small step toward that day is to rebuild our monitor and volunteer team. You are invited to participate in the monitor training session on revised studio safety protocols, best practices, and monitor procedures.

    Of course, masks, social-distancing, hand-sanitizing, and all other BARN and studio protocols will be in force

    Note: you do need to be a BARN member to be a studio monitor.

    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Monday, April 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Outdoor Classroom 1, Class Code FI040521FF
    • 5
    Register

    Come explore sewing this spring break! To get used to BARN’s sewing machines, we’ll start with a simple tote bag in the size and with the extras you choose. Then you can move on the projects you like. Try skill-building with pajama bottoms or a more elaborate bag. Or venture into home decoration with a simple pillow or a patchwork wall hanging for your room. Your can even up-cycle your old clothes to express a new, unique style! Dream up whatever you like for spring break sewing! Fiber arts mentors will join us in class as needed to help you with new techniques.

    We’ll be outside in one of BARN’s dry outdoor classrooms, with plenty of space and air circulation. BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, April 4th at 12:00 PM.
    • This class is for youth 12-16 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. (Please allow seven days for processing).
    • A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class. After the first project you can bring or buy your own additional materials.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.
    • Dress for the weather. Class will be conducted in BARN's outdoor covered classroom located at the back of BARN.
    • Eat lunch before you come, but bring a snack for break time. We have a refrigerator for people to store their food and drinks.

    Instructor Bio:

    Fran Fuller has been sewing, knitting, and embroidering since she was in first or second grade. She says, “Once you know a few basics, you can find a lot of fun in fiber crafts, and your skills get better really fast! With every project you make, you have ideas for the next project and the one after that. There’s always a new technique to try or a new design to work out!” 



    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Fiber friends, you are so missed! We look forward to welcoming you all back to the studio someday, seeing all of your gorgeous projects, and hearing the looms, the sewing machines, and—best of all—your laughter! 

    A small step toward that day is to rebuild our monitor and volunteer team. You are invited to participate in the monitor training session on revised studio safety protocols, best practices, and monitor procedures.

    Of course, masks, social-distancing, hand-sanitizing, and all other BARN and studio protocols will be in force

    Note: you do need to be a BARN member to be a studio monitor.

    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Monday, April 12, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Fiber friends, you are so missed! We look forward to welcoming you all back to the studio someday, seeing all of your gorgeous projects, and hearing the looms, the sewing machines, and—best of all—your laughter! 

    A small step toward that day is to rebuild our monitor and volunteer team. You are invited to participate in the monitor training session on revised studio safety protocols, best practices, and monitor procedures.

    Of course, masks, social-distancing, hand-sanitizing, and all other BARN and studio protocols will be in force

    Note: you do need to be a BARN member to be a studio monitor.

    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Friday, April 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, April 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code FI041621IC
    • 7
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. 

    Learn about the art of Japanese mending using “sashiko” stitching. As we practice stitching, we’ll talk about the cultural importance of Japanese sashiko stitching and how it has changed and evolved. On the first Fiber Fun Friday, you will use this style of mending to repair clothing or just to add creative details to clothing.

    The second week, you will use sashiko stitching to make a pendant with a chosen simple symbol or design. The stiches make it precious and personal.

    For Ages: 8-14

    Kit cost: $25 (including shipping) Your kit will include sashiko needles, embroidery thread in a variety of colors, some fabric for you to practice on, and fabric and cord to create your pendant. 

    Supplies you'll provide: Scissors for cutting thread and cloth, paper, and something to sketch with, plus one or two items of clothing or pieces of thin fabric you would like to mend or embellish. 

    Setting up your Zoom and work area: Arrange your computer on a table or desk so that you can see the screen and the instructor and other participants can see you. You'll need enough flat workspace to lay your project out to work on it--about 12" x 18" should be enough, but be sure to give yourself plenty of room to create!

    • Registration will close on Friday, April 2nd at 3:30 PM (PDT) so that we may assemble kits and get them mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when registering. Refunds or credits will not be issued after April 2nd.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment. A full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:

    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.

    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room, Class Code FI042221DJ
    • 20
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**  

    If you are looking for a new way to create interesting fabric with your yarn, this class will certainly interest you. While making a lovely scarf, you will learn about weaving terminology, setting up the loom, and how to insert weft yarn to make an interesting cloth. Weaving is a great way to use your yarns in a new way that is relaxing, enjoyable, fun and fast.

    The class is divided into two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, (2 hour break), 2 pm - 4 pm

    Homework: Prepare the space where you will be working. You will need a clear area that is 72” - 80” long. This space does not have to be on a tabletop, you can stretch over an open space, but need to attach the loom and clamps to a solid surface at either end. If it is possible for your area to be counter height, your back will thank you!  All your yarn and supplies should be close at hand

    Supplies to have at home: Rigid heddle loom with at least 8“ weaving width, clamps, warping peg, 7.5 or 8 dent reed, sley/threading hook,  shuttle, scissors, tapestry needle, tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, measuring tape, post it notes, 300 yards smooth, strong, non-hairy, and at least 2 ply yarn that is preferably variegated colors.  Yarn should be wound into balls before class.

    A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    Details:

    • Registration will close Friday, 4/16.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level:  Beginning
    • Ages 14+ are welcome

    Instructor Bio:  

    Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

    Deborah is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book coming out in 2021 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.



    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class is Pacific Time, Class Code: JE050421CE
    • 11
    Register

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    This classic bead weaving pattern creates a distinctive shape using only two different beads . . . size 11 seed beads and small round top drilled pearls.  The simple repetitive pattern, which is easy to learn and fun to practice, results in a lovely delicate necklace that is stunning in any length.  Bead weaving basics and tools will be reviewed and alternative supply options for further exploration will be discussed. Satisfaction and “pearl-fection” is guaranteed!

    This class is for BEGINNERS and all levels welcome.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, April 25th so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Cancellations will not be accepted after April 19th.
    • To register, please choose the color combination you would like to receive in your kit. Choice of kit colors are limited, so register early.
    • Class time is PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.

    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Instructor Bio:

    Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury.  Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function.  Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator.  She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.

    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register


    Welcome back to Fiber Arts' Open Studios. We are starting with a limited open studio schedule. The studio monitor will train you on our new safety protocols. You will need to register for the open studio, as we have a set number of artisans that can be in the studio at one time. 

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone using the studio will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Please review our safety protocols before registering. You will find the links in the "Important Details" section below.

    You are welcome to attend the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. Each session will have a monitor on hand to answer questions. All of the studio equipment is open to use, but due to the limitations of only two hours per week of studio time, you might bring project that either fit in that time frame or that  you can take home and work on.  We hope to expand the sessions as we evaluate the demand.

    We are excited to see what folks have been working on, so feel free to share your projects, it might inspire others.

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.
    • If you have questions, please email Fiber Arts program coordinator, Catherine Camp at fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Monitor: Fran Fuller


    • Sunday, June 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI060621DJ
    • 15
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Take it to the next level! If you already know the basics on your rigid heddle loom, learn to create beautiful lace patterns using pick-up sticks. The complicated-looking patterns can be achieved with relative ease. Make a beautiful scarf while mastering this technique and learning many lace patterns. You will be given a pattern to make a lovely shawl after class based on the techniques you learn in class. There will be lots of helpful weaving tips along the way.

    The class session is divided into two sessions: 10 am -  12 pm, (2 hour break), 2 pm - 4 pm for a total of 4 hours of on-line instruction.

    Homework: Warp loom prior to class, with a 72” long warp of 60 ends (30 slots, 30 eyes).

    Supplies at home: Warped loom and shuttle, scissors, tapestry needle, tube from inside a paper towel roll, measuring tape, post it notes, straight pins, 2 pick up sticks appropriately sized for your loom, 12” x 1.5” piece of light cardboard or manila file folder, 400 yards of worsted weight yarn in a solid color that is smooth, strong, non-hairy, and at least 2 ply, about half of which will be used for your warp.

     A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    Details:

    • Registration will close Monday, May 31.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level:  INTERMEDIATE
    • Ages 14+ are welcome

    Instructor Bio:

    Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI061421SS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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:

    1. Eleganza Perle Cotton in size 8, 5 and 3.  Pick your favorite colors!
    2. Scissors
    3. 1” x 6” ruler
    4. Small circle template
    5. Spoke Easy + Templates
    6. Marking pencil
    7. Needles
      #24 Chenille
      #18 Chenille
      #3, 1, 15 Milliners
      #11 and #9 Short Darner
      #24 and #20 Tapestry


     Details:

    • Please note, cancellation requests received 45 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Registration closes Friday, April 30th, 2021.
    • There is a materials fee of $25 included in the price of class. The materials fee is for Sue Spargo's needle case kit.
    • Lunch is included in the price of this workshop.
    • You will be asked if you would like to opt in to share your email address with other registrants to coordinate sharing a hotel room or ride sharing from the airport or ferry. 
    • Airfare, hotel and transportation are not included. If  you are arriving from out of town, you should book lodging as soon as possible. Bainbridge Island is a vacation destination and gets busy in the summer. For lodging, transportation, and restaurants, please see Visit Bainbridge
    • Skill Level:  All Levels
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.


    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.

    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI061621SS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    Students should bring:

    Pencil and journal

    Embroidery scissors

    Small and large circle template

    Chalk Pencil

    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.

    '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.

     Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 45 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Cutoff date to request a refund is May 2, 2021.
    • There is a materials fee of $45.50 included in the price of class. The materials fee is for Sue Spargo's Sand Dollar kit and wool thread to appliqué circles.
    • Lunch is included in the price of this workshop.
    • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner+.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    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 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.   

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code FI071221IC
    • 8
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