Fiber Arts Classes

    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI100920SB+
    • 12
    Register

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

    Years ago, our great-grandparents made beautiful quilts using a technique known as English Paper Piecing. Prior to the mass production of the sewing machine and the emergence of long arm quilting machines, quilts were made by using paper templates and scraps of fabric. First, individual pieces were made, then those pieces were assembled into larger quilt blocks. Finally, the individual blocks were sewn together by hand to create the final quilt. Lucky for us, traditional sewists and quilters have kept this elegantly simply and portable quilting technique alive so we can share it with you.

    For this workshop, our quilt blocks are inspired by the work from the hands of our grandmothers. Mary’s Garden block is based on a wall hanging Shannon’s grandmother, Mary, made for them before they left for college. That same wall hanging has traveled with them for all of these years and has hung on the walls of every bedroom in every apartment and house since and currently hangs in the Shibaguyz’ home in Seattle. Virginia’s Star block is based on a quilt block that was part of a collection of blocks found under a mattress after his grandmother passed away. Initially held by Jason’s aunt, some of the blocks were passed to his mother and, finally, to Jason. The block is now framed and hangs on the wall of the Shibaguyz’ home in Seattle.

    Session One:
    We’ll start off with Mary’s Garden block and cover two types 

    of basting and two ways to sew the blocks together. Order of operation is key here and we’ll give you the skills you’ll need to complete Mary’s Garden block and start on Virginia’s Star.

    Session Two:
    You should have at least one of your blocks finished by the start of class. For day 2, we will teach you two ways to appliqué the blocks onto a fabric backing for display. We’ll also show you examples of how to expand your blocks into larger arrangements to make wall hangings or quilts.

    Supplies students need to have on hand: 

    • Thread snips
    • fabric scissors
    • rotary cutter and cutting mat
    • iron

    Kits provided by the instructor will include:

    Paper piece templates for both quilt blocks, fabric for both quilt blocks, sewing needle, Aurifil 50 wt thread, Wonder Clips, glue stick

    Kits will be mailed to participants 10 days before the class. To ensure you receive your kit in time, registration for this class will close on Monday, Sept. 28th.


    Details:

    • Registration will close September 28th at 12:00 PM
    • Kits will be delivered to the address you entered when you register. Please be sure to verify your mailing address.
    • A link to join online will be sent to the email address you registered with one day before each session. 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: Can turn on, and sew a straight stitch, on a standard sewing machine. Yup… that’s it.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.


    Meet the instructors: 


    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.





    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room: Class Code: FI102320OH
    • 12
    Register

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

    Break through the barriers of the fabric industrial complex and create your own FAB improv fabrics! Let go of pre-made and pre-printed fabrics and start creating our own textiles starting with one simple shape and working outward to build a one-of-a-kind improv fabric panel. No experience necessary! If you have a basic machine, random fabric, and thread, we will have you creating your own Improv FABric in no time then we’ll transform that fabric into a one-of-a-kind designer tote bag. Be the envy of everyone in the market!

    Want to recycle/upcycle your own wardrobe? Feel free to use some of your own garments to cut apart and sew into new textile pieces. Anything goes… denim, linen, cotton… bring it on!

    Session One – 2 hours

    • How to make fabric from scraps… WHEEEEEEE!
    • Basting three ways
    • End of day: measurements for the handles

    Homework: finish your fabric panel and baste it to the tote template; make the fabric for the handles

    Session Two – 1.5 hrs

    •  Trim, mark, and quilt

    Session Three – 1.5 hrs

    •  Putting it together
    •  Handles
    • Top edges
    • Sew bags body
    •  Attach handles


    Supplies to have on hand:
    • Sewing machine – Nothing fancy. As long as it can sew a straight stitch, you’re good.
    • Neutral colored thread – We use Aurifil 50 wt in our machine for this class.
    • Hand sewing thread – We use Aurifil 50 wt
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Washable glue stick
    • Bag base fabric – 12” x 24” muslin or very light canvas. Lightweight cotton will do as well. This what your bag will look like on the inside.
    • Scrap Fabric – The more the better! Quilting and garment cottons are the easiest to work with when you first learn this technique so have plenty on hand. Scraps of all shapes and sizes are perfect. That said, don’t be afraid to have some old jeans, linen shirts, ties, and even boxer shorts on hand to cut up and reuse.
    •  Rotary cutter
    •  Cutting mat
    •  Quilting ruler
    •  Iron
    • Fabric scissors

    Optional:

    (You don’t HAVE to use these if you don’t have them on hand but you’ll see us using them in the workshop.)

    • Appliqué or duck bill scissors for trimming seams
    • Patchwork foot
    • Straight stitch plate
    • Second color of thread for the “quilting” stitching. We use the same neutral for our quilting to allow the stitches to blend in with the improv fabric.

    Details:
    • Registration will close October 22nd at 3:00 PM
    • 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: Can turn on, and sew a straight stitch, on a standard sewing machine. Yup… that’s it.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Meet the instructors: 

    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.

    • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code FI111220CL
    • 19
    Register

    Please note that this class will only be held at BARN if Kitsap County has been approved for Phase 3. 

    Looking for a community service project that will lighten the day for a cancer patient?  

    Work with Carol Latham, the Women's Club, and fellow members of the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN to make colorful and imaginative pillowcases for cancer patients living in Seattle while going through cancer treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resource Center.  

    Patients coming from all over Washington, the USA, and the world for cancer treatment at these facilities stay at the Pete Gross House, a 70 unit furnished apartment complex. This means they often can not bring much from home to personalize their Pete Gross House apartment or make it more cheerful. Getting something as simple as a pillowcase made with love and creativity can brighten these cancer patient's world and make them feel like people care about what they are going through. 

    You don't need to know how to sew to participate in this community service project. 

    Details:

    What to bring:

    • Your sewing machine (if you have one)
    • Fabric that is colorful and fun (per pillowcase: 3/4 yd; 1/3 yd; 1/8th yard) We will also have fabric available.


    Please register so we know how many people will be attending.  Feel free to bring someone with you. Please enter number of "guests" you will be bringing when you register.


    All Community Service Project Workshops in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio are Free for BARN and Non-BARN Members


    Everyone 11 years of age and older is welcome to come and help.

    • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, November 15, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI111420SB
    • 13
    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

    Kit provided by instructor:

    Kits will include: fabric, sashiko needle, palm thimble, Aurifil embroidery floss, hand sewing needle, 50 wt thread and extensive handout with Sashiko templates.

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

    Supplies students need to have on hand

    • Thread snips
    • Graph paper
    •  Pencil

    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 November 4th 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. 
    • 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.


    • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120220SB+
    • 19
    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.

    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

    • Saturday, March 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, March 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio or Great Room, Class Code FI032721DR
    • 18
    Register

    Two days, six sheep breeds, twelve preparations, all local: Here’s a spinning workshop about the woolly wonders to be found nearby.

    Our part of the Pacific Northwest suits a wide range of sheep types, so the fibers will be diverse and appealing—and a number of them will be rare breeds. Within a context of hands-on experience, participants will learn about the historical and cultural backgrounds of the featured sheep, as well as their present-day situations.

    Fully rooted in place, this workshop comes about as a collaboration between Twisted Strait Fibers, a local community organizing a cooperatively-owned fiber processing mill on the North Olympic Peninsula, and Bainbridge Artistan Resource Network (BARN), the non-profit community arts organization in Winslow. It will be facilitated by Deborah Robson, fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and The Field Guide to Fleece (and UW graduate).

    Students Should Bring to Class

    1. Spinning wheel or spindle; nostepinne or ability to do Andean plying (and this can be learned in the workshop as well); 
    2. combs, carders, flicker or any other fiber-prep tools of choice (and Deb will have some to share); 
    3. note-taking materials, tape, hole-punch to manage samples—and, although we usually run out of time, you may want some quick sampling tools such as knitting needles, crochet hooks or a small Weave-it loom.


    Details:

    • Please note that for this event, cancellations received 30 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • There is a a $50 material fee for fiber, handouts and other class supplies included in the price of tuition.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.  Workshop participants need to have the ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn. Beyond this requirement for the workshop, this class welcomes students within the full spectrum of spinning skills — from those with very basic spinning skills through to those who are very experienced and proficient. 
    • Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • For directions, transportation, and lodging information click Getting to BARN.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!


    Instructor Bio: Deborah Robson is a fiber generalist who specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She is the fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebookand of The Field Guide to Fleece, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius.

    For fourteen years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of 
    Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. At Interweave she initiated the Save the Sheep project and the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, has worked in trade, literary, and scholarly publishing, and has written for many publications, including PieceWork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off,and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as several fiber-related anthologies. Her textile designs have appeared in several magazines and collections.

    She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Colorado Authors’ League, and served two terms on the board of directors of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (now The Livestock Conservancy). Her current research focuses on the millennia of alliances between sheep and humans, emphasizing the fiber perspective and using Shetland sheep as an example of how the relationships have evolved, and she is publishing monographs on fiber-related topics. Websites related to her work are at independentstitch.comwww.DreamingofShetland.com (a site maintained by friends), www.DRobson.info, and www.Fleeceand Fiber.com.


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

    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
    • 0

    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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