BARN Online Class List

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    • 85 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 119
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    Join Dale Walker for virtual open studios focused on slow stitching, which is anything done by hand with yarn or thread.

    Drop in via Zoom Tuesday afternoons to see what others or doing, show them your work, or just say "hi" and let us know how you're doing!

    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 sessions have already happened.
    • You will get reminder emails on the day before the event with the Zoom link.
    • All Zoom times are Pacific Time.
    • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • Sunday, January 15, 2023
    • Sunday, February 05, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011523JK
    • 8

    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: 

    • Jan. 15 Zoom session: The garment you want to copy
    • Jan. 22 in the Fiber Studio: The garment you will copy (washed and pre-approved in your Zoom session), a 24-inch ruler, a French curve (see more here) and a soft pencil or your preferred marking tool for drawing your pattern onto the supplied pattern material
    • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 in the Fiber Studio: Your new pattern, fabric for your new garment, thread, any other supplies you need for your new garment, and your sewing machine and basic tools  (or reserve one of BARN’s machines)


    Details:

    • A $20 materials fee included in the class cost covers the gridded interfacing we use to create the pattern
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Prerequisites: To reserve BARN sewing machine, you must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines
    • Ages 14+ welcome. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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.


      Instructor:

      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. 

      • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
      • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
      • 3 sessions
      • Class time Pacific Time, Class Code: WR011823CL
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      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.

      What to Bring

      • Assigned book 

      • Notebook or computer
      • Pen

      Details

      • Registration for this class closes at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 17.
      • This class takes place 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 to the email address you used to register. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      Instructor

      Chelsea Leah - A lifelong journaling enthusiast, as well as a tech and culture writer, Chelsea's articles have appeared in WIRED and The Writer magazines. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her toes in the sand.
        • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
        • 0
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        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.

        Details

        • 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]



        • Thursday, February 02, 2023
        • Thursday, April 27, 2023
        • 13 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
        • 58
        Register

        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.

        Details

        • 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]


        • Saturday, February 04, 2023
        • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI020423JC
        • 0

        Weave willow bark in a pattern that produces a triple layer incorporating plaiting and twining in this online class.

        About this 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.

        Details

        • Registration closes Jan. 20 to allow time for material kits to be mailed.
        • Cancellations must be received by Jan. 20, after which no refunds or credits will be issued.
        • Please very your mailing address is correct when registering for this class.
        • Your registration confirmation email will include a Zoom link. The link will be emailed to you again the day before class (Zoom times are Pacific Time).

        Project

        Create what is sure to be a treasured basket, measuring about 4” x 4” x 5” high.

        Materials

        Kit fees are $70 per student and include materials plus a handout.

        Students need to provide

        Class Policies

          Instructor

          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/

          • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
          • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
          • 12 sessions
          • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
          • 57
          Register

          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 Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am.

          Details

          • 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]


          • Saturday, March 18, 2023
          • Saturday, March 25, 2023
          • 3 sessions
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031823JA
          • 0
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          Combine your textile design and book-making skills to make a book in this live-streamed workshop.

          About this Class

          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

          Details

          • This workshop is streamed via Zoom. You will be sent a link the day before class.
          • This class will be recorded and available to participants for 2 weeks after the class. 
          • Class time is Pacific Time
          • Skill Level: All levels.

          Project

          A book with a rich personal narrative reflecting its maker.

          Materials

          • A variety of fabrics - can be old clothing, table cloths, sheets, other household linens, or new fabric. Make sure there are some light-colored solids for coloring and printing. The equivalent of a square yard of fabric should be plenty to make a book.
          • A variety of thread you might want to use - embroidery, machine thread, pearl cotton, sashiko, etc.
          • Stencil material - file folders or stencil film
          • Ink pad or acrylic paint for stencil printing - Yellow Owl Workshop or Ranger Archival Inks ink pads are recommended. Any acrylic paint also works.
          • Ink for coloring fabric (optional) - any kind of bottled ink will work. This is optional.
          • Tools you'll need are:
          • Exacto knife
          • Stencil brush
          • Flat paint brush for ink - one inch
          • Needles that fit your thread
          • Scissors
          • Pins
          • Pencil
          • Cutting mat

          Prerequisites

          None

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          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/

          • Thursday, April 20, 2023
          • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI042023MK
          • 10
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          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:

          • Come to the Fiber Studio to join the Zoom with others
          • Join the Zoom from home on your own

          Details

          • This Zoom workshop is open to everyone. Participants in Sewing with Knits  are encouraged to join, and anyone interested in knits can benefit! 
          • Students will be sent a Zoom link via email. 
          • Skill Level: Beginning

          Materials

          Students need to provide:

          • A notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes
          • Any completed T-shirts you’d like to show off or ask about
          • Optional: A T-shirt pattern you’d like to modify
          • Optional: Pattern paper, paper scissors, and tape in case you’d like to draft pattern changes during the Zoom (or use BARN’s)
          • Optional: Extra knit fabric, your sewing machine with polyester thread, 70/10 needle for knit, 70/10 twin needle for knits, and sewing tools to make samples

          Prerequisite

          If reserving a BARN sewing machine, you must have completed Learn to Use Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          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.

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