Fiber Arts Classes

    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, May 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI032221SG
    • 11
    Registration is closed

    **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

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Virtual Zoom Room
    • 17
    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:

    • Because this is an ongoing free event, you can register at any time even if a session has passed.
    • 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, May 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    • 11
    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.

    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Zoom Room 2
    Register

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

    Hosted by Membership Coordinator Jen Primm.

    An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Jen 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 Jen at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.

    • 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


    • Friday, May 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, May 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI051421SB
    • 15
    Register

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

    If you’ve ever wanted to make any of the beautiful geometric patterns found on Japanese fabric, this is the class for you. We provide the tools to teach you the basic motifs and techniques, which you can later apply to your own alterations, textile beautification, quilting, and, of course, visible mending.

    Session 1 - HITOMEZASHI SASHIKO ESSENTIALS - 2 hours

    Welcome to the world of "One-Stitch" Sashiko! Sashiko, the Japanese hand-stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric, is the hot “new” trend in crafts and fashion. Hitomezashi Sashiko creates beautiful geometric patterns, and we'll teach you the most essential motifs, which you can later apply to almost any and every project!

    Session 2 - MOYOUZASHI SASHIKO ESSENTIALS - 2 hours

    Welcome to the fluid lines and complex designs of Moyouzashi Sashiko! Join the slow stitching and visible mending movements with this Moyouzashi Sashiko class. Moyouzashi – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked in curves or straight lines to create beautiful motifs representing traditional images from Japanese art such as waves, coins, and repeating geometric patterns — is a perfect addition to fabric alterations, clothing enhancements, and especially, quilting.

    Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
    You should know how to thread a needle without poking out an eye.

    Supplies you'll need:

    • Ring thimble with plate
    • Sashiko needle
    • 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread
    • a couple of 8” x 8” fabric swatches
    • Washable marking pens suitable for the swatches
    • Thread snips
    • Graph paper
    •  Pencil
    • Optional Kit available from the Shibaguyz ($25) contains: one ring thimble, one long Sashiko needle, one white marking pen, one plastic grid, two colors of Aurifil 12-weight cotton thread, assorted practice fabric. Available here. Order your kit no later than May 3, 2021, to ensure you receive it in time!
    Important Details:
    • Registration will close on Monday, May 10th at 1:00 pm. If you plan to order a kit from the Shibaguyz, register for class and then order your kit no later than Monday, May 3rd. 
    • 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 one day before the start of each session to the email address you registered withPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    This workshop qualifies you to take our summer series of 2-hour advanced Sashiko classes. Each workshop is stand-alone and has a separate sign-up.  Enjoy a summer of in-depth exploration of Sashiko!!!

    • Hitomezashi – Woven Patterns 1 and 2 / May 27th
    • Moyouzashi – Key Forms
    • Hitomezashi – Non-traditional Grids 1
    • Moyouzashi – Non-traditional Grids 1 and 2
    • Moyouzashi – Asanoha
    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    Instructor Bio:

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:


    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter

    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time, BARN Fiber Arts Virtual Zoom Room
    Register

    It is time to start gathering online with your fellow weavers. 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
    • This gathering is free but please register so the link can be emailed to you each month the day before the start date. The Zoom 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.






    • 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


    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time-Zoom Room 1, Class Code OA05242021
    • 14
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Are you looking to delve into selling your work, or bolster a business that may have slowed over the last year? This class is designed to support artisans and others who are looking to hone their business skills particularly in the area of product packaging, pricing & promotion. Experienced business consultant Stuart Walton will share information and guidance on how to create a practical one-page business plan in a changing marketplace. He’ll touch on business licensing and legal structure as well as other steps you can take to become an even more organized business owner. After a presentation there will be time to ask questions and get individualized advice. We hope this workshop will help you take your business to the next level!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. You will need a laptop, desktop or tablet to join this class.
    • 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.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.


    Instructor Bio:

    This class is taught by long-time Bainbridge Island business owner Stuart Walton. Stuart has taught entrepreneurial training classes for over 12 years and is recognized as a business specialist who lectured at many local and state events and given lectures local universities. He has presented nationally and internationally including at the White House Counsel for Building Small Businesses. and the Asset Building Coalition for the State of Washington. Stuart was a Bainbridge Island Historical Society board member, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Winslow Way Property Owners Association, Chairperson of the Business Development Committee on the Winslow Tomorrow project, Boy Scout Leader, and with his wife owned Paper Products on Winslow Way for 12 years.


    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, May 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is PACIFIC Time, Class Code FI052621SB
    • 20
    Register

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

    Discover the simple quilt-as-you-go method that makes it fun and easy to finish beautiful projects fast. In this project class you will learn to sew your fabric directly onto a batting base then add backing before attaching a modern facing. TADAAAA! You’ll be done before you know it. We also teach you an incredibly simple technique to be able to turn your project into a wall hanging in 1 step… we’re not kidding! 


    Skills or Knowledge Required: Entry Level, Ages 14+ Welcome

    You should know how to thread and stitch a straight line on your sewing machine… we’ll show you the rest.

    Supplies students should bring:
    • Cotton fabric strips 1”-3” wide (Random or coordinated colors); enough to cover 4 (four), 6.5”-square blocks placed diagonally
    • Batting (lightweight) - 4 (four), 7” x 7” blocks
    • Backing fabric - 4 (four), 7” x 7” blocks (in color to coordinate with front blocks)
    • Facing fabric (matching backing fabric) - 4 (four), 3” x 3” blocks; 4 (four), 2” x 12” strips
    • Sewing machine with microtex or quilting needle
    • Straight stitch plate (if your machine has one)
    • Patchwork foot (or 1/4” foot) not required but encouraged if you have one.
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Neutral colored 50wt (all purpose) thread
    • Optional Kit Available from the Shibaguyz - $25.00: Includes  Batting, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric strips, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric blocks, neutral-colored 50wt Aurifil thread, Clover hand sewing needles. To order click here. Please order soon to allow enough time to receive your kit.

    Important Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, May 24th at 1:00 pm.
    • 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 one day before the start of each session 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:


    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter

    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time
    • 10
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    In this 90-minute class you will get hands-on practice in capturing video of your home studio practice on your cell-phone. We have found sharing images improves the online class experience for everyone when class attendees can find and use these functions of their smart-phones. For teachers to be able to really coach your technique in online classes, they must be able to see your practice. Learn easy ways to transfer a photo or video to a laptop or desk top computer (Apple or PC) for sharing in the Zoom classroom. How-to work this digital magic will be demonstrated and practiced in this class.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Monday, May 24th at 4:00pm.
    • Must own a Smartphone with a camera app and have a laptop or desk top computer.

    • We are also offering Practicing with Zoom Screen Share (Online) on Thursday, May 27th. To read more and register, please click here.

    • 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 to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • 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


    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI052721SG
    • 19
    Register

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

    For those who have taken our Sashiko Essentials (or equivalant) and learned the essentials of Hitomezashi Sashiko … now it’s time to reflect a little of the modern era in your stitching. In this class, you will learn how to add needle weaving to your sashiko stitching to make intricate woven patterns on top of and through your original stitches, transforming them into an entirely new modern sashiko expression. These woven patterns are stunning enhancements to any sashiko project. Take your sashiko skills to the next level by adding this modern technique to your repertoire!

    Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials or equivalent 

    Supplies needed: ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, graph paper, pencil, ruler. Optional kits and supplies are available to purchase at shibaguyz.com. Place your order by May 14th to be sure your supplies arrive in time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, May 24th at 1:00 pm.
    • 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 you registered with one day before the start of each sessionPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply..  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the classes coming after Woven Patterns 1:
    • Hitomezashi – Woven Patterns 2
    • Moyouzashi – Key Forms
    • Hitomezashi – Non-Traditional Grids 1
    • Moyouzashi – Non-Traditional Grids 2
    • Moyouzashi – Asanoha
    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy!

    Instructor Bios:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:


    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter




    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE052721NA
    • 12
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    This 90-min. class will focus on Basic Zoom Screen Share skills. Links to tutorials and step-by-step on using this option will be demonstrated and practiced multiple times by class attendees. For teachers to be able to really coach your technique, they must be able to see your practice. Having good control of these skills will enrich your class experience.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, May 25th at 4:00pm.
    • 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 to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Monday, May 31, 2021
    • (PDT)


    • Friday, June 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual Zoom Room 2, Class Code FI060421
    • 26
    Register

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

    Have you longed to make a classic, Oxford-style button-down-collar shirt for that special someone but didn’t know where to start? Start here! If you can sew a straight line, you can sew a classic shirt with all the fixin's!

    In this course, you will learn how to make knife-sharp collar points and tidy collar bands, how to match prints across center front, topstitch the yoke, attach two-piece sleeve plackets, sew cuffs that look great inside and out, and make easy flat-felled seams and rolled, curved hems. You'll discover the best interfacing for shirt sewing, efficient layout and cutting, notable notions, sewing fundamentals, how to "chunk it up" for speedy sewing order of operations, and how to choose specialty sewing feet (and know whether you need them) . . . and more!

    Leah will demonstrate each part of making an entire shirt over three, 2-hour Zoom sessions. Sew along with her, or just sit back, relax, and learn. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions and watch each technique. And at the end of class you’ll have LOTS of resources: access to the recorded class plus individual, step-by-step video tutorials on Leah’s Away We Sew website, plus pdf handouts with professional, full color illustrations (a $30 value). You'll have skills to sew any kind of shirt, and you'll be confident that you can sew a classic, Oxford-style button-down-collar shirt IN A WEEKEND!

    Supplies: 

    Choose one of these shirt patterns for the class:

    • FreeSewing.org: “Simon" (men's styling) or "Simone" (women's styling)—available free online as a pdf (highly recommended!)
    • Liesl Pattern Co.: “The Classic Shirt"  (women's styling)—available on paper at Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island
    • Thread Theory: “Fairfield Button Down" (men's styling)—available on paper at Esther's

    You'll also need fabric, thread, buttons, and interfacing as needed for your size, as noted on the pattern. Leah recommends ProWOVEN Shirt-Crisp interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply but any lightweight or shirt-weight interfacing you find in a fabric store or online will work. 

    If you're planning to join along, set up your Zoom in your cutting space and have your fabric laundered and both your interfacing and fabric ready to cut!

    Note: If you go into Esther's Fabrics store, mention that you're buying supplies for this class when you check out at our partner, Esther's Fabrics, at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite D on Bainbridge Island and you'll receive a 10% discount! Esther's Fabrics has the Liesl and Thread Theory patterns in stock, plus many beautiful shirting fabrics, quilting cottons, rayons, flannels, and an excellent selection of specialty shirt buttons! 

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on May 31, 2021.
    • 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. 
    • Ages 14+ welcome!


    Instructor Bio:

    Leah Boyan is thrilled to contribute to the BARN Fiber Arts Studio. She has taught online and in person at Esther’s Fabrics on Bainbridge Island. She's also a national sewing speaker, having presented at the Virtual 2020 American Sewing Guild National Convention, and several national ASG chapters, and she is scheduled to present at the 2021 National Convention. Leah started her company, A Way We Sew, to combine her two passions, sewing and thinking about sewing. She develops and teaches innovative ways to sew faster, with fabulous results, all while having fun!


    • Sunday, June 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI060621DJ
    • 8
    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.

    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI061021SG
    • 21
    Register

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

    You’ve learned the essentials of Hitomezashi Sashiko … now push your skills to even more exciting heights. In this class, we’ll use modern woven stitch techniques and layer them into intricate designs using multiple colors to achieve depth and excitement in your sashiko stitching. If you love sashiko, these woven patterns are going to thrill you! Ready for the next level? Here you go!

    Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials or equivalent

    Supplies needed: ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight or Sashiko thread (3 colors to make your piece pretty), 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, graph paper, pencil, ruler. Optional kits and supplies to purchase available at: shibaguyz.comOrder by May 28th to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, June 7th at 1:00 pm.
    • 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.
    • Class time is Pacific Time
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day before the start of each session 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.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the classes coming after Hitomezashi Woven Patterns 2:

    • Moyouzashi – Key Forms
    • Hitomezashi – Non-Traditional Grids 1
    • Moyouzashi – Non-Traditional Grids 2
    • Moyouzashi – Asanoha
    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2
    Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy!

    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

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. Please click here for more information on lodging, transportation, and restaurants.
    • 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's Great Room, 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.
    • Please click here for information on getting to BARN. This document includes information on lodging, transportation, and restaurants.
    • This event will be held in BARN's Great room located to the left as you enter through the main doors.

      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.

    • 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. Kits will be mailed to the physical mailing address you registered with.
    • 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.   

    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI062421SB
    • 22
    Register

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

    Interlocking lines and spaces worked in geometric precision that defy traditional Moyouzashi grids and create patterns that fill up your fabric to thrilling effects ... don’t be intimidated! They look much more complicated than they really are (but we won’t tell if you won’t). With a little forethought into drawing Moyouzashi Key Forms and stitching them in proper order, you’ll be a sashiko boss in no time at all! 

    Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials or equivalent

    Supplies needed: ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, graph paper, pencil, ruler. Optional kits and supplies are available to purchase available at: shibaguyz.com. Order by June 11th to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on June 22nd 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 classPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the other classes coming after Moyouzashi -- Key Forms: 

    • Hitomezashi – Non-Traditional Grids 1
    • Moyouzashi – Non-Traditional Grids 2
    • Moyouzashi – Asanoha
    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy!


    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


    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room, Class Code FI062621DJ
    • 19
    Registration is closed

    **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 Thursday, June 24th at 10:00am.
    • 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.



    • Sunday, July 04, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM (PDT)


    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI0708SG
    • 23
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 144

    In Sashiko Essentials, we focused on a basic square grid for stitching Hitomezashi Sashiko patterns. And that’s all good and fine, but let’s break out of the square grid and look at Hitomezashi from a new angle! Isometric grids in 30 or 60 degree angles make stunning sashiko patterns that you are going to love adding to your sashiko projects. Discover a whole new world of Hitomezashi Sashiko stitches as we guide you step-by-step and help you see your stitching from a different angle.

    Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials or equivalent.

    Supplies needed: ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, graph paper, pencil, ruler. Optional kits and supplies are available for purchase at: shibaguyz.com. Order by June 25th to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Tuesday, Juy 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.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome


    This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the classes coming after Hitomezashi -- Non-Traditional Grids 1:

    • Moyouzashi – Non-Traditional Grids 2
    • Moyouzashi – Asanoha
    • Moyouzashi -- Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy!

    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


    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code FI071221IC
    • 1
    Register
    Youth holding a Dye Project

    *This class is for youth ages 12-16*

    Explore the use of indigo dyes to create color and design on fabrics. You will start with dyeing a Tee-shirt to learn the techniques. You'll tie your fabric with string or stitch or clamp it and dip it into the dye pots--and you'll be mazed at the patterns of blue and white that emerge! Then we will have suggestions for other projects that will further your exploration of fabric dyeing, allowing your creativity to blossom.

    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:

    • Material and supplies fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class).
    • 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    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.



    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 18
    Register

    This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed. 

    Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classrom1, Class Code FI071221IC-2
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose—that's the theme of this class! You will start with re-purposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, save the pocket and pants legs, and invent your own tote bag! 

    You will learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN's sewing machines in the process, and you'll get ideas for using hand-stitching and other techniques, too. From there, we will share other examples of up-cycling fashion from thrift stores or your own wardrobe, allowing you to design your own projects. BARN Fiber artists will be there to mentor you along your way. 

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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. 
    • Materials fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class). The materials fee will include some thrift-shop jeans for your first project and one or two other thrift shop items for you to play with, but you can bring old clothes from home or the thrift shop for projects later in the week! 
    • 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.


    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.


    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI071421SG
    • 21
    Register

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

    Moth holes in your favorite sweater, rip in a comfy pair of jeans, tore your jac
    ket 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.

    In this online 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!

    You will learn ways ways to strengthen fabric before a hole even appears using sashiko running stitches, then dive into patching holes, using actual patches and other visible stitches. You will learn all the basic embroidery stitches needed to not just patch those holes but bring them to life and to the light!Kit will consist of sewing needles (no. 20 chenille or Large type Sashiko, and 1 black gold sharp), 50wt and 12wt cotton thread, glue stick, and plastic mesh.

    Supplies:

    Prior to class: Order your kit from the Shibaguyz. Kits will consist of sewing needles (no. 20 chenille or Large-type Sashiko, and 1 black gold sharp), 50wt and 12wt cotton thread, glue stick, and plastic mesh. Order by July 2 to be sure your kit arrives on time!

    Supplies students should have on hand:

    • Fabric marking pen
    • Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Scissors or thread snips
    • Yarn (or embroidery floss or size 8 perle cotton or all three!)
    • 6” square pieces of denim, cotton, and knit (jersey) fabric
    • Any garments you have at home that need a little visible mending!

    Details:

    • Registration will close Friday, July 2nd at 6:00pm.
      Cancellations for refunds or credits will not be issued after this date.
    • A Zoom link to join this online class will be sent to the email address you registered with one day before the class. Please watch for this email.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Skill Level: You know how to thread a needle… yup…that’s it.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bios:

    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

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI071921FF
    • 4
    Register

    Photo of sample embrodery stitchesBegin your embroidery journey with a summer camp class! While making a couple of simple samples with brightly colored yarn and blunt needles on stiff fabric, you’ll learn 6 basic embroidery stitches that you can use for almost any future embroidery project:

    • straight stitch
    • outline stitch
    • daisy stitch
    • chain stitch
    • satin stitch
    • French knots

    Along the way, you’ll learn how to thread your needle and prepare yarn and fabric for a project. After some practice on samples that you can turn into iron-on patches for a bag, jacket, of notebook cover, you’ll embroider a little picture you can display in a frame.

    Then when you’re at home, set your inner artist free and create your own new designs with the stitches you’ve learned! Plus, you’ll take with you a couple of pieces of fabric, a couple of needles, and some yarn to stitch your creations!

    Details:

    • Material and Supply Fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class)
    • This class is for youth 8-12 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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. 
    • 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.

    Instructor Bios:

    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!”



    Photo of Isobel Coney

    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.





    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 17
    Register

    This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed. 

    Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts In-Studio, Class Code FI071921IC
    • 0
    Join waitlist