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Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Monday feature. This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.) But Mondays are a reliable time to work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar. Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time. If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period. Until then, you can just show up.
Students will build a classic Adirondack Chair from local cedar wood. You will learn to use band saws, miter (chop) saws, routers, sanders, and drills. Proper tool usage and safety will be practiced and reviewed. You will start out with a stack of cedar boards and take home your own Adirondack Chair at the end of the week.
Materials Fee of $100 will be added at the time of registration.
Instructor Josh Haza
Josh has been building furniture for his home and doing home renovations for a few decades now. He also likes to build physics equipment for his high school physics classes.
Pattern Bar technique is yet another possibility that brings unique design elements to your glass practice. It is best described as a stacked multicolored glass bar that when sliced, arranged & fired can create stunning patterns. Sometimes referred to as a 'segment slab' it is composed of sheet glass strips that are tack-fused together, cut into parts, and fired within a containment system until the glass flows and forms an internal pattern.
Instructor-Diane Bonciolini: The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.
Get started on your woodturning adventure with this two-session beginner's class, where you’ll learn how to create the basic shapes involved in both spindle and bowl turning and make two or three spindle projects. By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes in Open Studio at BARN, and be eligible to take a bowl-turning class.
In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool. You will make one basic spindle project such as a wand or a spinning top.
In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a bottle stopper or opener. You will learn about design elements and balance, how to use a mandrel system for securing material, and the use of a template and calipers.. Additional tools used will be a negative rake scraper and skew. All of these skills will prepare you for other turning efforts such as turning bowls and boxes.
Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about four years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She is Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.
For youth ages 8 and up.
This class is designed for the aspiring jewelry maker.
No experience needed for this introductory class, ages 8 and up welcome. Learn how to make charms with sheet metal and a disc cutter. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, safety and tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.
All supplies needed including metals, jump rings and one silver chain necklace is included in the class fee.
All tools needed will be provided for student use during class.
There is an additional $20 materials fee that will be added to the class cost when you register.
All supplies and tools will be provided.
Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumni and class addict of BARN, Sarah has a background in sculpture and ceramics, she started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt cabin.
She is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program.
Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram. @sarahjonesjewelry
Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?
Whether you would like to volunteer, teach, or rent the kitchen for personal use, you are invited to attend a Kitchen Studio orientation!
Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect.
Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 10:00 am.
There are also evening classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the evening session.
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.
Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
This event has been canceled. Please see our calendar for additional dates and times. You can register for the August evening class by clicking here.
Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect. If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.
Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 PM.
There are also morning classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the morning session.
For youth ages 8 and up.
This class is designed for the creative maker wanting to try fine Metal arts Jewelry making.
No experience needed for this introductory class, ages 8 and up welcome. Learn how to make a one of a kind stamped metal cuff. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, safety and tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.
All supplies and tools will be provided.
Montana printmaker Sukha Worob comes to BARN in August to teach an all-level, interdisciplinary, collaborative two session class. Students will have an opportunity to develop imagery using a set of pre-made screenprinted marks and laser-cut woodblocks. Silkscreen and laser cut matrices will be combined to create unique monoprints.
Basic relief hand-printing techniques using barens (hand held printing tools) will be taught, as well as basic silk screening technique.
On the first day students will create their work using existing blocks and marks, subsequently and should they choose to, participants will have an opportunity to develop their own forms and marks to add to the mix of imagery during printing on day 2.
This class allows the participants to work collaboratively and think outside the box. Combining techniques from multiple studios, this is the essence of contemporary and conceptual printmaking.
Imagery will be made on the ETA laser cutter on thin birch plywood, and in the fiber studio silk screens. Any interested can create their own imagery, or the provided blocks are available to use as building blocks to create unique combinations.
All skill levels and ages 14 and up are welcome to register. The class will meet and work in the BARN Fiber Studio.
A materials fee of $25 will be added to the cost of the class upon registration.
Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage
About the Instructor:
Sukha Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. Worob's work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. His website can be viewed here: www.SukhaWorob.com
This class has been canceled. Please check our BARN website for future offerings of this class.
This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-members. This class is for those that have had MIG 1, 2, or 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.)
Registration is required.
Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.
An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or an 18" x 18" sheet for plasma cutting), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.
BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.
If only one student has registered 48 hours before the open studio time, the assisted studio will be cancelled.
Teacher/Monitor: Rob Avery, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
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In this class you will learn to use fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spitter. Then we will learn how to use fusion 360 to output G code to run cutting paths on the CNC milling machine. Lastly we will cut out the body of your fidget spitter in plastic and insert three bearings into the spinner. Additional bearings can be purchased. Every student will take home a spinner that they have designed and built.
In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.
This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Contact: Peter Moseley
Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the Woodworking Studio's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. To use the shop during Open Studio time, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Please see the Woodshop calendar for scheduled orientations.
Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during open shop time and in classes that require certification in these tools:
You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. See them by clicking on this link. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines in workshops that have this course as a prerequisite. This class will also qualify BARN members to use the sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.
Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Studio sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:
In this course, you will learn how to make simple and common edits to your sound recording. You will learn how to delete mistakes or verbal ticks, control volume and how to mix several tracks of either voice or music to create a more engaging and pleasant result. We will also cover importing and Exporting as well as some terminology. We will be using an Apple Mac computer and GarageBand that comes installed with these computers. Bring in your own computer, or use the one we have.
In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine.
Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent and the Using the CNC milling Machine in semi-automatic mode.
There is an added $10 materials fee for aluminum stock and O'hds that will be applied when you register.
Instructor: Chris Stanley
Do you get confused by sewing patterns and their instructions?
Would you like to learn more about how to use a commercial sewing pattern?
If so, this Sewing Lab is for you. Come join your fellow sewing enthusiasts and learn how to become "fluent" and reading and using commercial sewing patterns.
Materials: Bring a sewing pattern you would like some help with.
Skill Level: Universal
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Instructor Bio: Fiber Studio Member, Renae Matson, is a long time sewist who makes most of her clothing, as well as clothes for her grandchildren. She has done many things in her life, including working as a professional sewing teacher. She is an instrumental member of the Fiber Arts Studio Sewing Programming Committee -- always generating new and wonderful ways for us to sew together.
This is the third of our "Sewing Labs" -- brief programs focused on different sewing topics. Stay tuned for future Sewing Labs.
In this Metal Arts Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear. You will learn proper use of the hand shear. You will try your hand with the equipment virtually all of which is hand operated.
This class is highly advised for all students to attend before you can sign up for classes.
This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.
Instructor: Chris Stanley
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Do you want to cast outside of class?
Come be a part of Barn’s Casting Club!!
This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making. If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.
When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:
If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space. Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day. (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).
Casting Club Requirements
You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own. If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)
Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day. Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.
We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.
To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)
What To Expect
On Friday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in. Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time. If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday's or Friday's. We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals. When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning. You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn.
On Saturday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up). After a review of the days plan we will get everything ready for the pour. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!
We are offering a special introductory cost for our inaugural Casting Club -- $35 (+$5/flask)!!
Contact Info email@example.com
$5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.
This hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series. It is a 3 ½ hour combined class. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the set up process.
The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials.
There will be approximately 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds. Mentoring will be from a professional welder.
At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces.
Erin Munter (firstname.lastname@example.org) was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
Contact: Studio Lead -- Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.
The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.
Optional: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of this class.
Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.
Class size is limited to 4.
Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
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 bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.
(We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)
Materials Fee: None.
Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects. She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.
Learn to make easy but elegant wooden boxes that can hold all manner of things, from tea and sugar to gifts. A final coat of wax gives these carved, painted boxes a glowing look that almost resembles ceramic.
In this two-session class, you will start with a block of wood about 6 inches tall and deep and 4 inches thick. You will go home with two small boxes or one larger one — your choice — and will know the steps needed to make significantly larger or smaller boxes later on your own.
The second day, you will learn about various was to embellish your box. You will have the opportunity to use hand chisels and power carvers, as well as wood-burning pens. And you will learn how to use milk paint and wax to further embellish the outside of your box. You won't put any finish on the inside, so there is no issue if you want to store food.
Instructor: Brad Stave began working with wood at the age of 5 when he received his first toolbox. After graduating from college he remained true to his heart. Brad realized that working with wood was not enough and wanted to share his love through teaching. He taught graphic arts in Mukilteo and then moved to Wyoming, where he taught woodworking to Arapaho and Shoshone children in grades 3 to 8.
In 1985, Brad moved to California, where he started a new job and became a father of a baby daughter. Sensing her husband's need to find some avenue to work with wood, his wife, Silvia, bought him a wood lathe. And from that point on, Brad knew he had found his niche. “Of all the creative endeavors I have pursued, wood turning has been the most rewarding," Brad says. "It is the pursuit of my heart.” In 2006 he moved back home to the Pacific Northwest, where Gig Harbor is now home.
About the InstructorVirginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since the age of 19. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.
This class has been canceled.
Join Lori Dodge-Carson in creating an art piece or pieces from used stainless tableware. She will show you how to make examples of her prototypes. General advice will be available on pursuing your own projects.
Participants will enjoy the class more if they have had an introductory MIG welding class. If you have not, please contact the instructor.
The class time has been increased to 3 hours. The class cost is $60 for members and $72 for non-members.
There will be an additional materials fee of $15 added to the class price when you register which will be for stainless tableware, gas, filler wire, and consumables.
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.
Lori Dodge-Carson left her health service career to pursue her bucket list and learn to weld. She graduated from Olympic College with an Associate Degree in welding (with honors). While attending college she assisted in teaching several Women in Welding workshop programs as well as assembled the Whale topiary that is now at the college. She has chosen to concentrate on Metal Art in the hopes to inspire all who wish to weld.
Teacher: Lori Dodge-Carson, (email@example.com)
Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.
In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press.
Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours.
Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221.
Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.
Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley
Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop.
The August classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:
Tuesday August 7
Sunday August 12
Tuesday August 14
Sunday August 19
Tuesday August 21
Sunday August 26
Tuesday August 28
MIG or TIG Welding #3 – Fabrication is the third class in the sequence leading to use of the welding studio. Students should have completed Introduction to MIG or TIG Welding #1 and #2. This is a combined class covering the essential elements of fabrication with either MIG or TIG welding. The class is limited to 4 participants.
The class is based on students' ability to safely comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.
Students who are not familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio (chop saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band") should participate in the free introduction to welding studio power tools before participating in the Fabrication Class. The class -- Welding: Introduction to Power Tools -- is free but requires registration. Please see our calendar by clicking here.
The emphasis of the class will be on the materials preparation, layout, clamping, and fabrication of precise welded joints. Students will prepare a square or rectangular 90 degree frame and/or other precision welds in various positions. Studio goal is satisfaction with completion of a series of precisely welded joints.
Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
Boxes make books look very finished and professional, protects them very well, and are just beautiful in general. But they don't have to be just for books! Any small items, including jewelry can have specially made boxes to protect and present them, or give them as gifts.
We’ll learn about several traditional box styles, including clam shell cases, boxes with attached and separate lids, and make a final box that incorporates a personal item bought from home. We’ll also cover different types of book board, various methods of covering the box, and receive a box-making jig to take home. You’ll walk away with resources for supplies and materials, a box jig, samples of several styles of boxes, and the knowledge to make a personal project that is satisfying and complete.
No experience is necessary, however a basic familiarity with book making tools is a benefit.
Please Note: there will be a $20 materials fee added the class cost when you register.
Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 20 years, under the press name Bad Girl Press. She also works with three other women under the press name Full Plate Press. Her books are in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide, and can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Join us for our first Knit-Along as we knit these cleverly constructed garter-stitch knit and felted slippers.
In a Knit-Along anyone can participate at their level and speed. This pattern requires you to know how to cast on, work in garter stitch (knit every row), bind off and sew seams. You will need to match gauge in order to end up with a slipper that fits!
The pattern is free to download from the DROPS website. Click here to download.
· The activity is free for BARN Members.
· Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.
Please register so we know how many people to expect.
What to Bring
· A copy of the downloaded ‘Elfies’ pattern. Click here to download.
· 420 yds (200 gr) total of Aran weight, 100% feltable wool yarn in any color or combination of colors. Note - If you decide to hold two yarns together, they should equal an Aran weight yarn when combined.
· Size 10 straight or short circular needles. You may want to bring a range of sizes to ensure you can match gauge
· Knitting notions: stitch markers, scissors, pencil, measuring tape, darning needle, etc.
Note - we have some knitting needles available to use in the studio
Skill Level - Advanced Beginner Experience with casting on, knitting, binding off, matching gauge
Ages - Ages 14+ are welcome
You will learn how to use a bowl gouge while designing and turning tthe two bowls. In the first session, you will learn the basics about selecting green wood and creating proper bowl blanks, preserving the blanks for future turning, mounting a bowl safely on the lathe, and using bowl gouges to create the bowls. In the second session, you will turn a seasoned bowl blank as you practice and improve your gouge skills and learn the basics of sanding and finishing.
By successfully completing these two sessions, and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be able to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.
Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.