Fiber Arts Calendar

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Fiber Arts Events

    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • Thursday, May 05, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Fiber Studio
    Register

    Contact: Fran Fuller 
    [email protected]







    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Monday, December 06, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100521NS
    • 5

    Note: The last session of this class was pushed to December 6.~tt


    What do you do with coffee bean bags that can't be recycled? Make a tote bag of course! Did you see these at the 2021 Trashion Show? Using a simple pattern and upholstery scraps of your choosing, make a custom tote bag with pockets and sturdy straps to tote whatever you can think of.

    Materials and supplies:

    • Bring your own rinsed out coffee bags or use some from the community.  
    • Upholstery samples and pattern instructions provided. 
    • Bring your own machine or use a BARN sewing machine.

    Details:

    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. Masks are required. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level:  Some sewing experience helpful.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Naomi Spinak has been digging around in the trash bin for quite some time to create new treasures. Creator at one time of a line of organic and scrap-based children's clothing (Free Range Kids), Naomi is a costume designer, fiber artist, dressmaker, and currently Committee Chair for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show. Her work has been featured in the Bainbridge Island Quilt Show; Bainbridge Performing Arts; Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol; the Kirkland Center for the Arts; and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in California. She has a piece in an upcoming issue of the Surface Design Association Journal. She has taught numerous classes at her children's school, Odyssey, on Bainbridge Island, and is excited to expand the offerings of repurposed items into craft for BARN.




    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI112921+
    • 3
    Register

    Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.

    Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.

    Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!

    After you register, please email [email protected] and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.

    Come make some great gifts for family and friends!

    Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.

    What supplies students should bring:
    Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: all levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 4
    Register

    **This event 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. 
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 56 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 12 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. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.



    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • 57 sessions
    • BARN's Fiber Studio
    • 12

    Welcome Knitters!

    Both BARN members and guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us at BARN every Thursday morning for knitting, chatting, and sharing. This is not a formal class with a planned curriculum, and there’s no need to sign up—just bring your yarn and needles and meet us in the studio!

    Suggested donation for guests (non-BARN members): $10

    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. 
    • We request that only fully-vaccinated people enter the BARN facility at this time.
    • We trust our members and visitors to help safeguard our community by taking the following actions: Every person entering the BARN facility will certify that they are vaccinated by initialing the sign-in form at the entry table.
    • Please review BARN-wide safety protocols here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 20

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    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

    Free to members, $20 drop in fee for guests.

    Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 45 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Come spin with us!

    Everyone—first-timers to experts!—is welcome. Spin on one of BARN’s spinning wheels or drop spindles, or bring your own. Dive into BARN’s stash of fleece or bring your own. We’ve got fleece prep equipment, too.

    Whether you’ve been spinning for years or you’re just curious, drop by any time on Fridays between 1:00 and 3:00pm and check out BARN’s spinning community. We’d love to see you!

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120721IC
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Curious about needle felting? Join us for this 2.5-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. Using wool roving (un-spun wool) in many colors plus a needle felting tool, you’ll make 2-D patches—for mug rugs or decorations for your clothing and pillows—and 3D objects—beads, ornaments, or animals. Once you get the technique, you’ll be able to expand to needle-felting directly on denim and canvas.This is a fun and easy way to give needle felting a try! 

    BARN will provide wool roving and a needle felting tool that you can take home.

    Important Details:

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the roving, a needle-felting tool, and other materials.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: Beginning  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (re)activate 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, December 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Teens, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!  

    This month our event is winter themed, with projects you can make to give as gifts this holiday season!  It will be based indoors, so all participants will be required to be vaccinated per our current covid safety protocols.  All will be required to wear masks throughout the evening, except while eating at a distance from others... did we mention free pizza is provided?!!  You bet it is.  

    No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

    Activities this month will include cookie decorating, wood carving, welding, needle felting, laser cut ornaments, stamped copper rings, and more!  We'll also have a holiday movie going (with popcorn, of course.) 

    Read on for descriptions of the various workshops:

    Stamped Rings:  Make a customized stamped copper or brass adjustable ring. Learn how to file and sand metal and use symbol or letter metal stamps to make your ring unique.

    Needle felting: Use colorful wool and a special needle to create a felted snowman or tree ornament, or another creation you dream up!

    Poetry & Art for LGBTQ+ and Allies: Open to all, gay or straight, this safe space lets you play with words and visuals to express your identity. Create hand-bound mini poetry chapbooks to gift your loved ones for the holidays.

    Laser Cut Ornaments: Learn how to use one of BARN's laser cutters in our Electronic & Technical Arts studio to create a wood ornament to take home. 

    Welding:  Learn to use BARN's plasma cutter and other tools in our Welding Shop to make an artistic, one-of-a-kind gift out of steel.   

    Questions? Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: [email protected]

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  

    • Sunday, December 19, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (re)activate 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, December 25, 2021
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI010522BS
    • 25
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Be stylin’ by creating your own look! In this virtual class students will learn to make their own baseball and trucker style hats. You will learn the basics of hat making by designing your hats, cutting the patterns, sewing, and individualizing your hats. This class is not appliqueing on existing baseball hats; we will make our own from scratch! Basic sewing skills are required (knowing how to thread a machine, spool a bobbin, and sew a seam are enough!)..

    5 sessions: Wednesdays 6-7:30

    January 5th-  Introduction and overview, review supplies needed

    January 12, 19, 26. February 2: step by step instructions.

    All sessions will be recorded, so if you miss a session, you can watch the recording.

    Supplies needed: sewing machine, straight pins, an iron, scissors, fabric, and thread.

    Billy will review the fabric choices at the introductory meeting. Need some extra fabric or embellishments?  After the January 5th introduction, you can come into the fiber studio and scrounge through our fabric stash. We announce the times at the January 5th session.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing software. 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 the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, Ohio with his wife and four cats.





    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI010822TW
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom.

    Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will choose from a variety of yarns provided by BARN that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of class and take home with them.


    Details:

    • Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers.
    • Ages: Ages 14+ welcome.
    • 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.
    • Materials Fee: $15 (included in the price of class).  Yarn for this class project will be provided.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors:

    This class will be taught by a rotating team of Fiber Studio weavers and fiber artists, including Terry Winer, Dale Walker, Sybil Carrere. 

    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011022CC+
    • 7
    Register

    In honor of Martin Luther King in January, let’s use our Youth Maker Monday time for a service project! In addition to creating something to give back, you’ll improve your sewing skills, too! We’ll make personal hygiene purses to be donated to teen girls in Zambia through the Sew Powerful organization.

    These purses let girls carry items they need when they have their monthly time so that they can stay in school all month long. Without these purses, these girls stay home from school during that time and then get behind in their schoolwork, making it harder for them to graduate.

    In this Maker Monday class, you’ll make at least one crossbody purse to give—you can add a note to say hello to the recipient—and then make a purse for yourself. We’ll start off the class with an orientation on BARN’s brand new sewing machines. Then, for your first purse, you’ll choose from pre-cut pieces for the purse exterior, lining, strap, and pocket. You’ll practice sewing straight seams on both thick and thin fabric to assemble the purse.

    For your next purse, you’ll practice cutting straight cuts of fabric with a rotary cutter, adding fusible interfacing, and adding interior pockets. You’ll probably have time for another purse so you can perfect your skills and adjust your design as you like. When all our purses are completed, we’ll pack them up to send to the main office of Sew Powerful in Renton, WA, which will send them on to Zambia, along with other personal hygiene purses made by sewists like you from all over the world.

    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 10-14.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • Skill Level:  All levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form before you register.  

    Instructors: Catherine Camp and Fran Fuller



    • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI011322SG+
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Sometimes you find yourself with a small amount of a special fabric that you just can’t part with. Rather than letting it languish on a shelf or in a storage box, put your special scraps and limited supply fabrics to use in a most fabulous way. These Pint Size Pocket Quilts are small enough to fit… well… in your pocket!

    Join us for a fun two-hours and finish up with your own tiny treasure that you can use to brighten up special little spaces or even turn them into key chain fobs, purse medallions, and pins for your jacket or wrap. Make a few of these wee wonders and group them together to create a piece of wall art. These small-scale fiber art creations with a big impact are fun and quick to make so be prepared to lose yourself with us for a couple of hours of creativity.

    Supplies you will need:

    • Sewing Machine

    • A few small pieces of special fabric

    • A small piece of backing fabric

    • A small fabric strip to make your sashing

    • Neutral colored thread for piecing (or thread that will match your finished quilt)

    • Cutting mat

    • Rotary cutter

    • Fabric scissors

    This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 11, at 8:30pm.
    • 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 the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form. Please apply before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:  

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

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

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

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Friday, January 14, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  

    This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility.  All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.  

    No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

    Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.  

     Details:
    • No pre-registration is required for the in-person event, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival. 
    • Masks will be required, and hand sanitizing.  In case of rain, some activities may be moved indoors.  Restrooms will also be available indoors.  
    • Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: [email protected]


    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011522KR
    • 5
    Register

    Bringing together BARN’s Print & Book Studio and Fiber Arts Studio, this two-part workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of screenprinting.

    Screenprinting is one of the most accessible printmaking processes, and we will orient to the process in a way that makes it practical to replicate in a variety of settings. Screenprinting, or silkscreening, has a fairly short but incredibly rich history of use as a medium for surface design on textiles, as well as a printmaking technique on paper. We will discuss the history of the process, walk through the materials needed, learn how to expose screens, practice different techniques that can be used to create art to burn onto our screens, and, of course, print! 

    Students will leave this workshop with a screen burned with art of their choice as well as whatever they chose to print their art on.

    Materials provided will include photo emulsion, printmaking paper, transparency paper, natural fiber fabric, and a zine (how-to guide).

    Details:

    • 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. Please review 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  

    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, January 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI012722SG+
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Get a sewing machine they said. You’ll be able to make all your own clothes and quilts and home décor, and you’ll be a sewing Jedi they said. And all of those dials, buttons, bobbins, feet, thread weights, and needle sizes? GAH! If that machine ever made it out of the closet or out from under the table, setting it up and actually making it do what you want it to do is, well, not as easy as they made it sound and certainly not as easy as they made it look in the demo. We feel your pain. Expensive doorstop anyone?

    We’ll help you demystify the basics of machine sewing with a tour of the most common features found on every sewing machine. Then we’ll help you through basic machine set up and help decipher thread weights and needle sizes and types. Finally, we’ll put needle to fabric and sew everything from basic straight stitches to zig zags and decorative stitches. We’ll even show you a few of our favorite hacks we discovered when we had one of those machines we got on sale at the big box store with a 50% off coupon.

    This is the perfect class for the beginning sewist, or someone who just wants to know a little more about the ins and outs of machine sewing.

    Supplies you will need:

    • Sewing Machine
    • 1 yd, light colored, cotton fabric
    • 40 or 50 wt thread (needle and bobbin) in contrasting color to fabric
    • Felt tip sharpie or other permanent fabric marker
    • Machine equipped with universal needle
    • Standard sewing kit including at least:
    • Fabric scissors
    • Thread snips
    • Seam ripper

    This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 25, at 3:00 PM.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form. Please apply before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.


    Instructor Bio:  

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

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

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

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter




    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012922LB
    • 12
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    Learn how to sew a classic shift dress with A Way We Sew! You’ll learn how to adjust for fit, efficient layout and cutting techniques, and how to insert a stylish lapped zipper in just a few simple seams. You’ll also learn the ‘burrito’ method for shapely, gap-free armholes and smooth, lined necklines. We’ll add a vent at the back skirt for a classic, dresses-up touch. 

    You will be able to apply your new sewing skills to many garments and learn the stress-free, fun and rewarding side of sewing. Course includes professionally illustrated handouts and step-by-step video tutorials, as well as live class sessions. You’ll have the confidence to sew a classic, flattering dress in wool, brocade, or any woven fabric. 

    Session 1: Orientation : January 29th, 2 hours - Online via Zoom

    • Overview of class, introduce fitting, overview supplies, pattern.  Practice lapped zippers.
    • Skills you will learn:  fit considerations, pattern adjustments, fabric suggestions, cutting layout, interfacing, practice sewing lapped zipper with sample kit 

    Session 2: Skill building: February 5th, 2 hours at BARN 

    • We will review cutting, interfacing. dart sewing, fit issues. Open studio time to cut your pattern, applying interfacing, insert lap zipper, fit and sewn darts. 
    • Skills you will learn: how to insert lapped zipper, make a back vent, and check your fit.

    Session 3: Getting your shift together: Feb 12th, 2 hours Instructor will be online. Students may come to BARN to watch and finish your project in a work party.

    • Time to get your shift together. Learn to add vent in lining, follow up fit, blind hem if not lining. Demo burrito armhole lining, fix fit issues. 
    • Skills you will learn: sewing a neckline and armholes, using the burrito/all-in-one technique, and hemming.

    Purchase a kit for $15.00, plus shipping, directly from the instructor by clicking herePlease be sure to order your kits by Monday, January 19th to ensure your kit arrives in time for the class. 

    OR

    Student supplies needed:

    Pattern: https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/sussex-dress/

    • See pattern sheet for yardage and recommended fabrics. Woolen, linen, bouche
    • Lining: 2 yards bemberg, rayon or silk charmeuse. 
    • Zipper: 18”-22” or as pattern indicates for your size, YKK dress zipper #3

    Important Details:

    • Registration closes: January 19 at 12:00 pm. Cancellations for a refund or credit will not be accepted after January 19th.
    • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day before the first session to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

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

    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room, Class Code FI012922JH+
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    This is a great beginner and intermediate cedar bark class that teaches basic weaving techniques which includes checker weave plaiting, overlay, and basic “S” twinning, and a traditional folded rim. You will also learn how to gather and prepare cedar and materials used in this basket. You will have all the materials provided to complete the basket in class.

    Completed basket size: 3” wide X 6” long X 2” tall.

    Materials used: western red cedar bark, bear grass or chebup and raffia.

    Details:

    • Skill Level:  Beginning to intermediate. Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • There is a materials fee of $125 included in the price of class. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Jo Ann Hart, a hunter gatherer by heart, grew up in rural central Kentucky during the 50’s and 60’s. Because there were no children her age to play with, she began learning about and manipulating natural materials in her environment into crude baskets and vessels.

    As an adult, her family life brought her to the Pacific NW. After taking a structured Basketry class with instructor Melinda West in the mid 80’s, she  has since studied with many contemporary and Native American Basket Weavers.  She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Basketry Guild, the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, and The National Basketry Organization.  Jo has taught Basketry for almost 30 years from coast to coast and she shows her work locally and throughout the US.  She says gathering, preparation, and weaving with natural materials has given her great pleasure, and she is happy to share her knowledge of plants and basketry.

    “A basket in not really a basket, but a vessel created of beauty, joy, and happiness from a window in the soul, a reflection of love and a creative outlet to our ancestors of the past” Jo Ann Hart

    George Arthur Hart grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He is a wildlife biologist by trade and has devoted many years to the gathering, harvesting, and preparation of natural materials. He has studied with Native American and local artists. He excels in traditional black ash Cherokee baskets, and coiled baskets using natural materials.

    Other interests includes making bent wood boxes, wood lathe bowls, and working with baleen. George and his wife, Jo Ann, run Wilderness Basketry and offer a variety of classes by local artists as well as themselves. They gather and prepare their own materials and choose to work in natural materials.

    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI021022SG+
    • 20
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

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

    Prerequisite: Moyouzashi Sashiko Essentials or equivalent. Email [email protected] with questions about how to meet the prerequisite.

    Supplies neededRing thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, pencil, ruler. 

    Optional kits and supplies are available to purchase available at: shibaguyz.com. Order before Feb 1st to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days after the class!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, February 8, at 3:00pm.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. Please fill out the form before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby