Online Class Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 16 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 37
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat   [email protected]

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 15 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 32
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat  [email protected]

    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 19 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. 
    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI092421MB
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    **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


    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • Saturday, October 09, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR092521GS
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    Like children, the picture book may be short, yet filled with variety and discovery. We’ll explore the range of voices and themes possible within 32 pages, begin gathering a toolbox of exercises to help get you from beginning to end, and, most of all, celebrate the process of writing for children too young to read.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

    Instructor Bio:

    George Shannon has been working with children and children’s books for nearly 50 years. His first picture book was accepted for publication in 1979 and he continues to write and submit in a world that often feels light years away from that beginning.  His published works for children include narratives such as Dance Away and A Very Witchy Spelling Bee and concept books such as White is for Blueberry, Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? and One Family.



    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR092521BJ
    • 1
    Registration is closed

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

    Mastering the Hook, the Query Letter, and the Verbal Pitch

    Agents report that they’re flooded with more queries and proposals than ever before, even as publishers cut back the number of books they produce each year. How can you break through the noise and get your project noticed? This class will help you step back and see your fiction or nonfiction work through fresh eyes and a business-based perspective. We’ll identify the things that make your work unique, marketable, and irresistible to publishing gatekeepers, and then with lots of examples and time for practice and personal feedback, we’ll work on verbal “elevator pitches,” the short hooks that are also great for query letters. We’ll also cover the structure of a query letter, and some tips and tricks for getting an agent or publisher’s attention.

    This is also a valuable class for self-publishing writers who want to pitch their books so that readers pay attention.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, September 23rd at 4:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
    • This class will be presented 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 class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    Instructor Bio:

    Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost 20 years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino.


    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: EL092621DS
    • 37
    Register

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

    DIY e-Bike SIG
    There are lots of acronyms in that title, so let’s break it down, starting at the end.
    SIG: Special Interest Group. Basically, that’s a fancy name for a club.
    e-Bike: electric bike. I.e., a bike with both pedals and a small battery-powered motor.
    DIY: Do It Yourself.

    So if you’re interested in making your own e-bike, either from a kit or from scratch, tune in! Perhaps you have an e-bike and want to experiment with some DIY tweaking? You’re also welcome! Or if you’re simply curious, we won’t turn you away either – come take a peek.We’ll meet once a month online, and we might get together once in a while to check out the bikes (and projects) in person. After a short talk, we’ll take questions, problem-solve, and show off our projects.

    Possible topics (subject to change):
    September: Building an e-bike from a kit
    October: Fixing a dead e-bike and turning it into a dual-motor monster
    November: Batteries. Power vs range. Buy vs build. Charging and discharging.
    December: Who needs two wheels? Let’s talk about one-wheel.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but you must register in order to receive the zoom link.
    • All ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

    Contact: [email protected]
    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time
    Register

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

    Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.

    These sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've  learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.

    If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email [email protected].

    Details:

    • Free and open to all. You can register at any time even if a session has passed.
    • Registration is required to receive an email with the Zoom login instructions. You will receive an email 1 day before each session. Please watch for this email. The Zoom link will be the same from week to week. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • If you would like to be removed from the reminder email list, please contact Tammie at [email protected]
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    • 10
    Register

    Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves.  BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode.  We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing.  You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing,  watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford.  We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group some knowledge of weaving.
    • You can register at any time. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view. We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest. Please verify your email address as this is where an email will be sent with the link to join this online class.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ( 2020 price was $75.77 USA) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

     2021 Viewing Schedule

    Jan 27, Feb 3  Episode 1 -  Turned Twill
    March 3,10  Episode 2 - Canvas Weave
    April 7,14  Episode 3 - Huck
    May 12,19  Episode 4 - Huck Colour & Weaveamp
    June 16, 23  Episode 5 - Swedish Lace, June 10ate
    July 21, 28  Episode 6 - Bronson Spot
    Aug 25, Sept 1  Episode 7 - Atwater Bronson Lace
    Sept 29, Oct. 6 Episode 8 - Blended Lace
     Nov. 3, Nov.10  Episode 9 - Huck & Twills
     Dec 1  Episode 10 - Lace Grande Finale


    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, [email protected]

    More about the instructor Jane Stafford:

    Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself.  In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI092921SB
    • 2
    Register

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

    Photo of cast iron skillet with market fresh vegies

    Join the Shibaguyz as they give you a FREE Demo course in making a great meal with just some “stuff” from your local Farmer’s market!  Why is this class free? Consider this a THANK YOU gift from the Shibaguyz -- they have enjoyed having you in their classes and want to teach you something easy and fun to make and also alert you to the classes they will be teaching through the end of the year! 

    This is a live, virtual demo style cooking class from the comfort of your own home. The Shibaguyz will make cooking fun and interactive. Follow along, ask questions, learn with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen. Cooking along with the Shibzguyz is optional for this presentation but feel free to cook this amazing meal right after this demo class. You will receive the recipe one day before the start of class.

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have it easy when it comes to finding fresh produce. Local farmers bring in their wares daily to various weekly farmers markets throughout the area with some of these markets running year around. Most of us only have to drive a few blocks to pick up fresh winter greens in January, fragrant strawberries in July, and juicy tomatoes in September. The food is there waiting for us to come and get it. 

    This recipe came about from one of the Shibaguyz’s weekly visits to the West Seattle Farmers Market. After spending the better part of the morning shopping and visiting their farmer friends they would arrive at home around lunchtime ready to eat anything in sight. Luckily their bags held everything needed for a delicious, healthy(ish) quick lunch that was ready about the same time the groceries were put away.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, September 27th at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
    • A shopping list will be in your registration confirmation email.
    • This class will be taught online via Zoom. You will need a laptop, tablet or smart phone to view this demonstration. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A Zoom link, prep work, and recipes will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • 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 of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.

      Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

      Facebook

      Instagram

      Twitter



      • Thursday, September 30, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR093021CL
      • 3
      Register

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

      Discover the best and most enriching journaling practice for archiving the stories that run through your days and revisit those memories already long in the past. Instructor Chelsea Leah will share five important factors for achieving a satisfying memoir journaling practice. She’ll also lead a journaling exercise for each of the five factors with room for a brief share and discussion at the end. With these tools, writers of all ages can craft and document their memories and learn to love the process.

      Have handy your journal, a favorite pen, and a memory or two to write about (or photos from the past to use as reference).

      Books referenced during the class: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldman, Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, Traveling with Ghosts by Shannon Leone Fowler, and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, September 28th at 6:30 PM.
      • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Teacher Bio:

      Chelsea Leah is a lifelong journaling enthusiast, as well as a tech and culture writer. Her articles have appeared in WIRED and The Writer magazine. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her toes in the sand.
        • Saturday, October 02, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
        • 21
        Register

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

        Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

        You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

        Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

        Details:

        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.



        Contact: [email protected]
        • Friday, October 08, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI100821SB
        • 16
        Register

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

        You’ve seen it in the grocery stores. You looked at it with wonder and amazement. You thought to yourself, “Am I really seeing this? OMG! Peach Salsa.” And then you saw it was $9.00 a jar, promptly put it back on the shelf, and sadly backed away.

        The Shibaguyz are here to tell you that you can have that peach salsa and pay your light bill too. In fact you can have it on crackers, chips, chicken, meatloaf, or any other way you like because you can make it yourself and keep it in the fridge for weeks!

        Join us for this online class and learn to make your own OMG! Peach Salsa to take to your next gathering, or just to snack on with some chips by yourself.

        Details:

        • Registration will close on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
        • A shopping list will be in your registration confirmation email.
        • This class will be taught online 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.
        • A Zoom link, prep work, and recipes will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.

        Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

        Facebook

        Instagram

        Twitter



        • Saturday, October 09, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time, (in Virtual Zoom Room 2), Class Code FI100921DJ
        • 15
        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 [email protected]

        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.

        • Homework: Warp your loom 4” wide, 60” long with worsted weight yarn sett at 7.5 or  8 ends per inch

        • 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
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Class Code: EL100921RG
        • 7
        Register

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

        Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.

        You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."

        You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.  We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.

        3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.  

        Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.

        Details:

        • Registration will close on Friday, October 8th at 10:00 AM.
        • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent to the email address you registered with that will contain the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • Saturday, October 09, 2021
        • Sunday, October 10, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI100921SB
        • 10
        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 Thursday, September 30th, 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


        • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Zoom Online Class, Class Code ME101221PM
        • 7
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        In this Zoom class you will learn about the ancient art of melting and pouring metal into molds to make utilitarian things as well as beautiful art. Learn about the various processes including lost wax and sand casting. We will discuss the steps to make sand castings to whet your appetite for classes at the BARN Foundry.

        Details:

        • Registration will close one day prior to the class start date on September 13 at 8:30pm.
        • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

        Contact: David Hays - [email protected]


        • Thursday, October 14, 2021
        • Friday, October 15, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI101421DH
        • 13
        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

        and design using paper and machine stitching. We will stitch a variety of mini quilt designs on paper employing simple, modern, minimal shapes. Try out your mini paper designs in photos of modern interiors to see how scale and proportion are working. Plan for the quilting lines to be a major design element. Discuss color and value and choose a palette of fabrics for Day 2.

        Day 2 (6 hours): Using one of your paper quilts as a roadmap, David will guide you through the steps to translate your ideas into a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method. David will demonstrate face-binding your quilt, which gives a modern finish, as well as how to join multiple quilted blocks. Your mini quilt can be the final product (frame it, hang it, or make a pillow cover later), or it can be a test piece for a larger quilt.


        Skill Level: All skill levels welcome! Experience using a walking foot attachment is helpful. You should be comfortable using your sewing machine, and it should be in good working order.


        ZOOM WORKSHOP DETAILS:


        Day 1 Details: Explore modern abstract compositions in paper.

        • Use kraft paper, newsprint, and B&W paper (from kit provided to you).
        • Work quickly, intuitively, and spontaneously to create multiple small compositions.
        • Stitch the paper compositions with the sewing machine for immediate results.
        • Experiment with different elemental geometric shapes, including gentle curves.
        • Explore spare, simple compositions for a modern look.
        • Think about figure and ground.
        • Consider the sewing lines as a key design element.
        • Assess which compositions work well and choose 1-2 to translate into fabric on Day 2.
        • Discuss color and value choices and decide on a palette for Day 2.

        Day 2 Details: Make modern abstract mini quilts in fabric using the quilt-as-you-go technique.
        • Cut backing and batting to size (see supply list).
        • Map out pieces for one composition onto cardboard.
        • Label and cut out cardboard pattern pieces.
        • Audition colors and placement.
        • Translate pattern pieces into fabric, leaving a generous amount of extra fabric for seam allowances.
        • Start with two main ground pieces.


        SUPPLY LIST

        Kit provided by instructor:

        • Generous paper pack (kraft paper and newsprint, B&W paper, tracing paper, all cut to size for class)
        • Handouts with notes
        • Surprisingly simple tools!


        Student needs to supply:

        Day 1:

        • Home sewing machine with 1/4" foot (or standard foot), plus walking foot and knee lifter (optional)
        • Paper scissors
        • Rotary cutter
        • Exacto knife or box cutter
        • Small cutting mat
        • Quilting ruler (18" to 24" max length)
        • Black, grey (or tan), and white thread plus bobbins pre-wound with these colors: 40 or 50 weight
        • Drafting tape
        • Post-It pad
        • Note pad and pencil
        • White eraser for pencil marks
        • Black Sharpie
        • Cell phone or digital camera to take photos of your compositions
        Day 2:
        • Bring supplies from Day 1, plus:
        • Iron and board
        • Small design wall or a piece of batting taped to the wall
        • Fabric scissors
        • Fresh rotary cutting blade (optional)
        • Straight pins
        • Fabric marking tool (one that is easily removable)
        • 8–10 fat quarters of solid quilting cotton fabrics: black, tan, grey, white. Please only bring neutrals. Very subtle textures are OK but no strong prints, please.
        • 4–5 small scraps of solid accent fabrics: choose strong, bright, modern colors. No strong prints, please.
        • 2–3 pieces of backing fabric, cut into 14" x 14" squares (cut before class). A dark quilting cotton works great: black or grey.
        • 2–3 pieces of cotton quilt batting, cut into 13" x 13" squares (cut before class)
        • Note pad and pencil/pen
        • Cell phone or digital camera to take photos as you go

        Details:

        • Registration for this class closes on Friday, October 1st at 3:00 pm so that kits can be distributed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. 
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
        •  A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.

        Instructor Bio: