Fiber Arts Classes

    • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, December 03, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Canopy (in the back), Class Code FI111220IC
    Register

    We’ve designed an after-school craft class for youth in BARN’s outdoor classroom this fall! For two Thursday afternoons you will learn the basics of making your own felt creations from wool fibers.

    The first week you will make a simple bead that can be turned into a keyring or a necklace, or possibly a mini-creature. As time allows you can start a more complex project making a little critter or small figure.

    The second week will be focused on another technique called ‘wet felting’ where you will create a landscape or simple design that will be turned into a small wall hanging.

    You will learn how to layer the wool ‘roving’ to create color and depth in your piece. Bundle up for this outdoor craft experience under the canopies in BARN’s backyard. We’ll have an outdoor heater and serve hot cocoa and hot cider for extra warmth! Masks and physical distancing will be required. The fees for this class have been subsidized by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island in support of youth programs at BARN.


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 8-14 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. 
    • 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 warmly!
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week! 


    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, November 18, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    Register

    Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  is back!!! We are going to gather weekly to virtually watch part of the Season 4 episodes, focusing on twill weaving techniques. You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session, we can gather online and through the magic of screen sharing, we can together watch the episode and chat as we view them.  Because each episode runs about 3 hours, we will just watch the first hour of the episode, then you are on your own to finish the episode. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford. We have also shifted the time to 10:00 am. Hope this works for you. 

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group.
    • This is free for BARN members. Non-Members $50 for all the sessions. 
    • 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 ($75.77) 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. 

    Schedule

    Oct. 14  Small Threading Twill Gamp
    Oct. 21  Point Twill Gamp
    Oct. 28  Large Threading Twill Gamp
    Nov.  4  Color and Weave Meets Twill Gamp
    Nov. 11  Twill Takes Basket Weave on a Date
    Nov. 18  Shadow Weave
    Dec.  2  Welt Face Twills
    Dec. 9 Grand 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.

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event

    Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.

    BARN Bazaar Goes Online

    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at Bazaar.BainbridgeBARN.org .

    This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.

    Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.

    All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.

    All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.

    Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at membership@bainbridgebarn.org, or by phone at 206-842-4475 


    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 22 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Zoom Room
    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:

    • This event will be conducted using Zoom conferencing 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. 
    • The event is free but please register so the link can be emailed to you each week the day before the start date.
    • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120220SB+

    **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.

    This is an on-line class, you will be guided by the Shibaguyz right from their own studios. They’ll use yarn, thread and fabric to walk you through the stitches and patches to turn those potential wardrobe malfunctions and home dec disasters into functional and stylish pieces again. By the end of class, you may even find yourself making visible mends just to embellish your favorite pieces!

    • Session 1: 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!
    • Session 2: We finish up with various techniques for weaving over and under holes.

    On your own: We encourage you to practice these stitches between the two classes.

    Kit provided by instructor:  

    • 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.
    • Kits will be mailed to participants 10 days before the class. Please be sure to verify your mailing address when you register.

    Supplies Students Need to have on hand: 

    • 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
    Feel free to practice on any garments you have at home that need a little visible mending!

    Details:

    • Registration will close Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 PM so that kits can be mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when registering.
    • A link to join online will be sent to the email address you registered with one day before the class. Please watch for this email.
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week! 
    • 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

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 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.

    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.

    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room
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    It is time to start gathering online with your fellow weavers. Starting Tuesday, October 20th, we will be meeting online the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 AM. 

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio welcomes all weavers to these free monthly online gatherings --whether you are a BARN member or not. Please join us -- it doesn’t matter what kind of equipment you use to do your weaving or whether you are a beginning weaver, long time weaver, or someone who wants to learn how to weave.

    At our first gathering on October 20th we will spend some time sharing our weaving projects and organizing the content and topics for our future monthly gatherings. 

    If  you have pictures to share of your weaving projects please send them to: 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.
    • The Fall monthly weaving gatherings will take place on October 20th, November 17th, and December 15th from 10 – 11:30 AM.






    • Thursday, January 07, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Image from Pexels.comIn this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.

    You may also be interest in Technology for Live Streaming Workshop held on Thursday, January 14th. Click here to read more and register.

    Details:

    • An email will be sent one day prior to the class start to the email you registered with. The email will contain the Zoom video conferencing link to join, and handouts to be reviewed before the class. You will receive a registration confirmation email and then an email 1 day prior to class start date. Please watch for these emails. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018



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    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1 / Instructor in Small Classroom
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In this casual and informative 90-min. session, BARN’s Facility Manager, Darryn Achall, will walk you through the Video equipment available to BARN instructors. Vocabulary and the function for each piece of equipment used in online teaching will be demonstrated. Darryn will provide examples of how different Tech set-ups can work for different craft needs. You will also learn how you can access this equipment for your online class.


    Details:

    • If you are interested in teaching for BARN, please click this link for more information.
    • Registration will close on Tuesday, 01/12.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Handouts and a Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the class start to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Darryn Achall has worked in facility management for 30 years. He has a BS in Software Development. He currently works as Facility and Technology Manager at BARN. He has worked on side projects for website development and open source software. Darryn has been involved in photography and videography as an amateur for 20 years. He especially enjoys underwater video while scuba diving. Darryn has a studio set up at home where he and his wife stream online whole food cooking classes. When the need arose for BARN to acquire equipment for online classes, he was designated as the person to lead this effort. Darryn is eager to assist all BARN instructors in getting the equipment setup that they need for streaming live classes or video online. 



    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Print & Book Zoom Room, Class Code PB012021IO
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Learn how to use basic and more complex embroidery stitches to render text and drawings. Rethink embroidery as a narrative tool. Experiment with embroidering on paper and fabric of different thicknesses and textures. Stitches will include: running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, couching, satin stitch, French knots, chain stitch & seed stitch.

    If you would like to take the Part II class offered next week, it is recommended that you have these basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) before registering for the Part II class. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For  Embroidery class Part II, click here to register.

    Materials to have on hand:

    • needles - size 18-22 chenille needles are easy to thread
    • plain, woven fabric
    • paper strong enough to withstand being poked by a needle
    • embroidery or sewing thread
    • pencil
    • embroidery hoop (optional)
    • erasable and heat erasable pens (optional), which can be used for writing on paper and fabric
    • Dental threaders to help thread needles (optional

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.
    • This is an all-levels class.
    • 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:

    Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Print & Book Zoom Room, Class Code PB012721IO
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Review basic stitches and learn complex, decorative embroidery stitches. Learn how to apply stitches to delineating text. Discover tips for transferring images and text onto fabric. Experiment with stitching on different surfaces — paper, fabrics, plastic.

    Consider embroidery from many angles — a mending tool, a letter-writing tool, a drawing or painting medium, a technique for meditation. 

    Stitches will include: review of some basics (French knots, chain stitch) plus others at student request

    New stitches: plain weave on and off the fabric/page, blanket stitch, pinwheel stitch, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch

    It is recommended that you have basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) for Part II. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For the all levels Embroidery class Part I, click here to register.

    Materials to have on hand:

    • needles - size 18-22 chenille needles are easy to thread
    • plain, woven fabric
    • paper strong enough to withstand being poked by a needle
    • embroidery or sewing thread
    • pencil
    • embroidery hoop (optional)
    • erasable and heat erasable pens (optional), which can be used for writing on paper and fabric
    • Dental threaders to help thread needles (optional

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Details:

    • 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:

    Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.

    • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PST)
    • Great Room at BARN

    Mark your calendars!

    Stay tuned for more information on our exciting event! Watch for more information in our BARN newsletters and the front page of our website.

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

    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.
    • 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
    Register

    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.
    • 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.   

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