Join Dale Walker for virtual open studios focused on slow stitching, which is anything done by hand with yarn or thread.
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.
This class has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Have a garment you love so much it has worn out? Or you want more in multiple colors or fabrics? Join us to clone your clothing to create a pattern you can make again and again.
Learn how to analyze your garment’s assembly, determine what pattern pieces you need and what they should look like and create a new pattern. Then cut the pattern from your new fabric and, finally, assemble your new garment.
Chosen garments should be woven and fit you reasonably well. Please note: your existing garment may be damaged beyond repair during its analysis.
Students meet with Jackie via Zoom on Jan. 15 to discuss the clothing you’d like to clone and go over any other questions you might have.
Supplies to Bring:
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BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Jackie Kelly - Jackie taught fashion design and construction for 25 years before her retirement. In the '70s, she was a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes, and ran various fashion shows. In the ‘80s, she managed Shirley Hyatt Designs while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom trunk show. In the ‘90's, Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington to teach full time. Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe and designing and constructing garments on commission.
Join a book club tailored to writers! Each 1.5-hour Zoom meeting includes a short discussion of the assigned reading chapters and relevant exercises to do together during the workshop. Think of it as a guided study group.
This session will cover the entire book NAKED, DRUNK, AND WRITING by Adair Lara, which focuses on learning to write personal essays without insecurities.
Write Now is a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we write for 25 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 is fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions are led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice.
Additional sessions available on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am.
You can register at any time, 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: Jessica Dubey [email protected]
Weave willow bark in a pattern that produces a triple layer incorporating plaiting and twining in this online class.
Weaving with willow bark is a construction method that produces a triple layer of material and incorporates plaiting and twining. It creates a lovely basket that offers interesting design possibilities. The variety of willow colors will enhance the design.
Create what is sure to be a treasured basket, measuring about 4” x 4” x 5” high.
Kit fees are $70 per student and include materials plus a handout.
For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
Joan Carrigan is a full-time basket maker and basketry teacher living on Salt Spring Island, BC. Over the past 30 years, her passion for baskets has led her to study, travel, and explore many different techniques and materials. Joan studied fine art and art history at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and her love of history has fueled her research in traditional techniques. Her inspiration comes from the plant materials she respectfully harvests from nature.
Joan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has received two Project Grants from the Canada Council of the Arts and is the recipient of two Handweavers Guild of America Awards. http://joancarrigan.com/
Additional sessions available on Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am.
Combine your textile design and book-making skills to make a book in this live-streamed workshop.
Print, stitch, and construct books out of fabric. Learn how to color fabrics with ink, and create your own imagery on fabric using stencils and embroidery.
Mending stitches, which add fabulous texture and interest to textile pages, is taught. If time allows, transfer techniques are demonstrated and may be deconstructed and reconstructed to create layering and visual interest.
You learn three different structures that work well for textile books - accordion, Japanese side sewn binding, and pamphlet stitch. Each class includes digital slide shows with images for inspiration.
The use of recycled and reused fabrics is very much encouraged in this workshop. No sewing experience is necessary. This workshop will focus on hand stitching but you may include machine sewing in your piece if you wish
A book with a rich personal narrative reflecting its maker.
Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, Calif. She combines textiles, paper, found items, and imagery to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, reuse, and imagery and stories encountered in her travels and everyday. Be inspired by her website: http://jodyalexander.com/
Take your T-shirt pattern beyond basic and learn four different neckline techniques to add to your T-shirt repertoire.
About this Class
Join Marla Kazell, Portland-area sewing expert, by Zoom to learn four options for changing the neckline on a basic T-shirt pattern. Marla will share how to make pattern adjustments for a binding finish, a V-neck, a cowl neck, or a turtleneck. After this workshop you’ll be inspired to make your T-shirt pattern over and over, with a different look every time. Practice making samples on your machine during the Zoom or just sit back and take notes.
You can join the workshop two different ways:
Students need to provide:
If reserving a BARN sewing machine, you must have completed Learn to Use Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
Marla Kazell has been sewing professionally for 36 years and creates beautiful couture clothing for special clients in her custom clothing business in Tigard, Ore. Marla learned to sew in 7th grade home economics class and began her career in the sewing industry as a sample seamstress at Stretch and Sew in Eugene, Ore. As she developed her custom clothing business, Marla continued to learn all she could about fitting, fashion, and sewing with many well-known teachers, including 12 years of study with couture expert Bobbie Carr. Marla shares her expertise in classes and workshops across the country.