Fiber Arts Classes

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom 1, Class Code FI080221FF
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Discover the joy of knitting! Or take your skills up a notch!  

    Over four mornings, you’ll make two simple projects with beautiful washable, multi-colored yarn. You’ll build strong basic skills or add more skills so you can easily make lots of projects on your own. And you’ll take home your needles and yarn so you can create something new when class is over

    For beginners:

    Day 1: Basic cast-on and knit stitch. Start Headband project.

    Day 2: Cast off. Purl stitch. Sewing edges together. Finish Headband project.

    Day 3: Ribbing, decreases. Start Hat project.

    Day 4: Finish Hat project. Time allowing: Learn to make a tassel!

    For knitters with experience:

    Day 1: Learn a new cast-on. Start Pencil Case project.

    Day 2: Practice sewing edges together. Make a tassel. Finish Pencil Case project.

    Day 3: Learn seed stitch. Start Dishcloth project..

    Day 4: Learn moss stitch. Finish Dishcloth project. Time allowing: Add a cable!

    For all skill levels: When this class is over, we’ll kick off a Youth Knitting Circle for graduates of this class and other young knitters! Stay tuned for more information!


    Yarn balls & knitting needles from Pexels.comDetails:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, August 1 at 9:00 AM.
    • Material and supplies 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.
    • 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 Bio:  

    Fran Fuller has been knitting since she was in second grade. She says, “Once you get the hang of it, knitting is pretty easy and full of possibilities! There are thousands of patterns available for you to make your own scarves, hats, sweaters, gloves, socks, and almost anything you can think of!”


    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 19
    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, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom 1, Class Code FI080221CC
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Want to learn to weave this summer? You will start with a lap loom—sized to fit in your lap—and create a small wall hanging while practicing basic techniques. Over four afternoons you will learn how to “warp” the loom, create patterns using at least two colors of “weft” yarn, and learn how to finish your weaving.  As time allows, you may be able to finish a second weaving project, exploring a different type of loom, or creating another lap loom project. 

    Details: 

    • Registration will close on Sunday, August 1 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.
    • 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 Bio: Catherine Camp will share her enthusiasm for weaving. She has been weaving at BARN over the past three years. She was raised with a gaggle of sisters where sewing, knitting, and crafts spread throughout every room in their home. 


    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • (PST)
    • 26 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 9
    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 link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI080521SG
    • 15
    Registration is closed

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

    One of the most iconic of the Moyouzashi Sashiko stitch patterns, Asanoha is also one of the most difficult to draw correctly and to stitch in the proper order of operation … but fear it no more! In this class, we strip away the mystique and teach you the simplest way of measuring, marking, and stitching using the proper order of operation for you to create a traditional Asanoha pattern in Moyouzashi Sashiko. We’ll give you tips for avoiding common mishaps and making sure you can draw and stitch this iconic stitch pattern the right way every time.

    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 July 23rd to be sure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, August 2nd at 1:00 pm.
    • Please note the prerequisite as stated above.
    • 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 other classes after Moyouzashi -- Asanoha:

    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy! To find the other classes, search for Shibaguyz Sashiko Series from the Fiber Arts Classes webpage. 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. In December 2020 they published their newest book from C&T Publishing, Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching.

    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, August 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, March 02, 2022
    • (PST)
    • 30 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8


    Calling All Weavers: 

    • Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom?  
    • Crazy about frame loom weaving? 
    • In love with weaving on floor looms?  
    • Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?
    • Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?
    • Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    Registration is not necessary but there will be only 8 people at one time allowed in the studio. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.



    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI082621SG
    • 18
    Register

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

    A quick internet search on sashiko will show you dozens of patterns with half- and full-circle patterns. They look so simple … until you start to stitch them … then things tend to go a bit wonky. Journey with us as we tackle the basics of circular patterns with two of the most iconic half-circles out there, Blue Waves and Blowing Grasses. Once you understand how to draw them and the order of operations, you’ll find yourself stitching these on everything with ease.

    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. Order by August 13th to be sure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, August 23rd at 1:00 PM.
    • Please note the prerequisite as stated above.
    • 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 is another class after Moyouzashi -- Circular Patterns 1:

    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 2


    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. In December 2020 they published their newest book from C&T Publishing, Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching.

    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, September 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI090821DJ
    • 16
    Register

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

    By twisting or wrapping your warp yarns you can weave distinctive textures and patterns in your cloth.  Learn to weave lace-like open areas as parts of a design throughout the fabric or as a notable edge treatment.  Discover how to make leno and then master the art of adding beads to the patterns.  See how beads can make the weaving pop!  If you’ve ben looking for ways to add more interest to your weaving, these techniques will get  you there. You too can create cloth that is visually stunning.

    Class Level: Advanced Beginner

    Homework: Warp the loom prior to class with 48 ends (24 slots, 24 eyes), 84” long, in a 7.5 or 8 dent reed with worsted weight yarn that is non-hairy, strong, and at least 2 ply. Thread the loom so the extreme right thread is to the right of the slot (for RHLs). Spread the warp threads with waste yarn and weave 2” in plain weave, leaving a tail 4 x the width of the warp hanging out the side of your dominate hand.

    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.

    Supplies needed at home: 

    350 - 400 yards of solid color worsted weight yarn that is at least 2 ply, non-hairy, strong and smooth (this includes your warp yarn), loop shaped dental floss threader, about 200 beads that will fit on your yarn doubled (I used 6/0 glass beads), scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, pick up stick, strip of cardboard that is 1” - 1.5” x 10”, shuttle. 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 on Monday, September 6th at 10:00 am.
    • 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.
    • Skill Level:  INTERMEDIATE
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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, September 09, 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, September 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI090921SG
    • 17
    Register

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

    Linked Seven Treasures, iconic and instantly recognizable as a classic Sashiko pattern, is one of the Moyouzashi patterns we are most often asked to teach. It looks so straightforward … but where do you start stitching? What direction do you go? What are the rules again??? Journey with us as we tackle the basics of circular patterns with two of the most iconic half-circles out there, Linked Seven Treasures and Plovers. By the end of class you’ll have mastered two more stitches to add 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. Order by August 27th to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, September 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 the last in our summer Sashiko series. To find the other classes, search for Shibaguyz Sashiko Series from the Fiber Arts Classes webpage. 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. In December 2020 they published their newest book from C&T Publishing, Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching.

    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, September 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, September 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI091121KR
    • 10
    Register

    In this workshop, students will learn the cyanotype printing process, a non-silver alternative photography/printing technique originally developed to create blueprints.

    Cyanotype printing is a simple but relatively obscure process that allows for lots of experimentation. It can be layered with other types of printmaking and photography processes to create intricate, dynamic images. In addition to the possibilities it presents in the world of printmaking, cyanotype can also be used to dye textiles, in conjunction with other surface design methods or on its own. 

    We will explore the history of the process, from its origins as a way to print technical material, to its use to document the natural world, and its transition into an art technique. We'll play with the different substrates that can be printed on (almost anything porous!), and create our own prints and dyed pieces of fabric. We will learn about the different ways to make negatives, as well as contact printing with objects. 

    Students will leave this workshop with prints/dyed fiber to keep, as well as a zine explaining the steps in detail so they can make more at home. 

    All materials will be provided—cyanotype chemicals, a variety of natural fiber fabrics in various sizes, printmaking paper, and a zine (how-to guide) that covers the process in detail—but students are welcome to bring extra materials to print on if they wish.

    Details:
    • This class is open to participants 14 years and older.
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Katey Rissi says, "I am an artist, educator, medicine maker, and activist. My artmaking practice is interdisciplinary and I shift between printmaking, illustration, collage, natural sculpture, textiles, and photography. I am interested in ancestral skills and ecology, and these often inform my work. Some themes I find myself returning to in my work include environmental grief, ancestor work, unsettling/decolonization, and what it means to be connected to community and place."

    Katey holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University with a focus in Photography and Printmaking.

    • Thursday, September 16, 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, September 16, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, September 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI091721
    • 4
    Register

    Treat yourself to a weekend of weaving! Join your fellow weavers for a three-day retreat where we blast through a project, start to finish. Enjoy sharing with your fellow weavers your project and marvel at the variety of projects warped and ready to weave.

    This is how it works, you reserve a loom (or bring your own), bring your own project to work on, and weave… all types of weaving are welcome.

    We hope to add in some evening adventures, so stay tuned for the entire itinerary.

    NOTE: to reserve a loom, contact:. ccamp@bainbridgebarn.org 

    Details:

    1. This retreat is for those weavers that are experienced in setting up a loom and have the ability to do a self guided project.
    2. On Thursday, September 16th you can come into the Fiber Studio to warp the beginning of your project.
    3. Bring your own lunch or we will have menus you can order for delivery. We have a microwave for use and a refrigerator to store your lunch.
    4. Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    5. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sunday, September 19, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Thursday, September 23, 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, September 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI092421MB
    • 11
    Register

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

    The Go Your Own Way Tunic is more a concept garment than a strict pattern… especially in this class where we will show you how to take custom measurements and adapt this pattern to fit your body and your life.

    This is, by far, our most exciting garment design class to date! We are combining our love of improv and abstract fabric piecing and bringing them back to our garment design roots to create new panels of fabric unique to each maker. Those panels are then used to create the Go Your Own Way Tunic. The resulting garment is loose, drapey, and easy to wear, vibrant, exciting, and as individual as you are.

    If you’ve come along with us for one of our improv fabric classes, this is a similar process but presents its own unique challenges that come with using recycled garments to create new, composite fabrics. Step-by-step we will show you how to create these new fabrics all the while avoiding those challenges. We will then use our FAB new fabrics to craft a unique, one-of-a-kind garment that is sure to become your new favorite item in your closet.

    Please note that this is a 3-session class. Sessions 1 and 2 will begin at 10:00 AM, break at 12:00 PM for lunch, and resume at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Session 3 will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

    Kits

    Thanks to the generous folx from Eileen Fisher Renew, students close enough to pick up fabric packs at the BARN facility OR choosing to have them mailed, will be able to use pre-sorted selections of upcycled Eileen Fisher garments as their base fabric for the tunic. We’re talking lightweight cotton and linen and blends of similar weight and content … gorgeous fabrics!  Kits are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The number of Eileen Fisher Renew fabric kits is limited, so jump in there fast and reserve yours today! And remember, you can use your own fabrics or upcycled clothes for this tunic. If you want a kit when you register, please choose whether you want your kit mailed or will pick up locally at BARN.

    Things you’ll learn

    • How to take proper measurements for a perfect custom fit
    • Apply your measurements to the base Go Your Own Way Tunic template
    • Deconstruct high-end retail garments into usable fabric pieces
    • Re-construct those fabric pieces into large panels suitable for pattern pieces
    • Make variations in length, neckline, shoulders, and armholes to fit your body and style
    • Add POCKETS!! (Not mandatory but … come on … pockets!!)

    Things you’ll need
    • Fabric marking pens/pencils
    • Fabric shears
    • Fabric pins and/or Wonder Clips
    • Embroidery scissors
    • Rotary cutter/ Cutting mat
    • *Sewing machine
    • 50 wt thread in medium-light neutral color
    • Iron and ironing station
    • Quilting ruler or straight edge at least 24” long
    • Quilting ruler or straight edge at least 18” long
    • A good sense of whimsy (not required, but suggested)
    *You could do most of the sewing for this project on a serger/overlocker. We will be using an overlock or zig-zag stitch on our BERNINA 790+ sewing machine for piecing. This will give you a finished edge to your piece work.

    Things you’ll see us using during class you might like to use

    • French curve
    • Hip curve

    Details:

    • Important: If you would like the Eileen Fisher fabric kit, please choose during registration whether you want your kit mailed or will pick up locally at BARN. 
    • Registration will close on Friday, September 10th at 12:00 PM. Refunds or credits will not be issued after September 10th.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom video conferencing program. You will need a laptop, desktop or tablet to use 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. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level:  Beginning
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

    The Shibaguyz’ award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.

    Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought-after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

    Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. In December 2020 they published their newest book from C&T Publishing, Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching.

    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


    • Thursday, September 30, 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, October 07, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Saturday, October 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, (in Virtual Zoom Room 2), Class Code FI100921DJ
    • 19
    Register

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

    Do you wonder what more there is to do with the ends of your woven cloth besides fringe? Do you wish for different look on the ends of your scarves? In  this workshop you will learn several techniques that can give you alternatives for the ends. Learn how to plan for hemming and about twisting, braiding, adding beads, decorative knotting, and knitting and crochet to the edges as well as some fancy techniques. These alternatives will enhance your weaving skills and give you more options. 

    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.


     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 Wednesday, October 6th at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).
    • Supplies to have on hand: About 50  - 75 yards of yarn to use for weft. Sewing needle, tapestry needle, scissors, D or E crochet hook, sized 5 or six knitting needle, straight pins, 25 – 30- beads to fit on yarn, dental floss threader (available at most drug stores by dental hygiene products), fusible thread, 30 yards waste yarn (worsted weight acrylic works well), post it notes, shuttle/bobbins.

    • 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

    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.

    • Saturday, October 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, October 10, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI100921SB
    • 17
    Register

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

    Sashiko, the Japanese hand stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric is the hot “new” trend in hand stitching. Traditional Sashiko stitches and modern adaptations can be seen in the visible mending trend, in home décor, and on fashion runways. In this class, we will learn the traditional hand stitched patterns of Kogin Sashiko – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked by counting threads or “bars” in fabric to create stunning Japanese motifs of repeating geometric patterns. Once you learn the skills for creating these motifs, you can apply them on a larger scale to overall fabric embellishments and enhancements. Embroidery enthusiasts will love adding this stitching technique to your repertoire.

    Overview:

    Session one – 2 hours

    • Tools and how to use them
    • Reading Charts
    • Unshin - blocks
    • Start beginning motif from center out

    Homework: finish beginning motif

    Session two  – 2 hours

    • Tiling to make larger motif
    •  Adding blocks from unshin practice
    • Framing

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    Supplies students need to have on hand

    • Thread snips
    • Graph paper
    •  Pencil
    • If you’re not buying a Shibaguyz kit (see below), please also have a piece of even-weave fabric such as Aida cloth (about 12” square should be enough), embroidery floss (Aurifloss recommended), a large Sashiko needle, and a ring thimble with a plate.
    • Optional:
      Magnifier lamp (like the Daylight Yo-Yo or Halo Go) – If you need brighter lights or magnifiers for cross stitch and embroidery, you will need that same lighting and magnifier for Kogin. You will probably see us working with one or both of these during class and we definitely use them when we are sitting on the couch and stitching.

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    Optional kits are available through the instructors for $20.00:
    https://www.designz.shibaguyz.com/store/p152/koginclass.html

    Shibaguyz kits are strongly recommended for a good experience and to make sure you have fabric that will make your first Kogin stitches successful! Kit includes:
    • Sashiko Adjustable Ring Thimble with Plate
    • Sashiko Needles Long Type
    • Aurifil Aurifloss 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    • Fabric for practice, Devosa, Aida, and/or Congress cloth

    Last day for ordering kits for class is September 28, 2021. 


    Optional:

    Magnifier lamp (like the Daylight Yo-Yo or Halo Go) – If you need brighter lights or magnifiers for cross stitch and embroidery, you will need that same lighting and magnifier for Kogin. You will probably see us working with one or both of these during class and we definitely use them when we are sitting on the couch and stitching.

    Details:

    • Registration will close October 7th at 3:00 PM.
    • A Zoom link to join online will be sent to you one day before the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for BARN emails.
    • 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


    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI101421DH
    • 12
    Register

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

    Want to make your own modern abstract quilt designs? Inspired by minimal quilts, but don’t know how to start? Over this two-day online class, David Owen Hastings will guide you through a creative process for designing your own modern abstract quilts.  

    TWO DAYS TO EXPLORE MODERN MINIMAL QUILT DESIGN


    Day 1 (6 hours): Explore composition