Fiber Arts & related upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    • Do you have questions about how to do a particular sewing technique?  
    • Do you need help with a problem on your sewing project? 
    • Do you want to spend time with other folks who like to sew?  
    If so, Kathy Mack's Open Studios are for you!  Kathy will be hosting Open Studios on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in 2017 -- from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Thursday, December 21, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Join Bridgett Wonder in her "Third Thursday of the Month" Open Studio and learn as she demonstrates how to do bead embroidery and mixed media fiber arts.  

    Bring a project to work on (knitting, sewing, weaving, spinning, basketry, lace, or ???).  Give yourself a nice break from the everyday demands and have a good time with fellow fiber lovers.

    • Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Friday, December 22, 2017
    • 19 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Time to begin the weekend early?  We have an Open Studio for you.  On Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Dale Walker and Janetmarie Valiga are hosting a weekly Open Studio.  

    Janetmarie taught needle lace in the college-level Fiber/Fabric Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

    Dale is a woman of many talents with a passion for embroidery.  

    Bring your questions about these arts or ask Dale and Janetmarie for assistance with your project.

    Open Studios are times to work on your fiber projects with your fellow BARN members.  Hope to see you!

    • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    • 18 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA

    You are in for a treat when you attend one of the open studios hosted by Sandy Hall.  In the picture, she is teaching Fiber Arts Studio Member, Jennifer Slack, how to use the carding drum.

    Sandy spins fiber and knits (among many other talents).  Bring your questions about knitting and/or spinning to her open studio sessions.  You can also come and just enjoy spending time with Sandy and your fellow Fiber Arts Studio buddies.

    • Saturday, September 02, 2017
    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Saturday Fiber Circles, from 10 am - Noon, are free to BARN and Non-BARN Members.  Come work on your fiber projects whether you quilt, knit, spin, weave, sew, or indulge in some other fiber craft.  We have a cozy circle in the studio with overstuffed sofas and chairs.  It is a nice time to socialize with your fellow fiber crafts people.

    The first Saturday of every month in 2017, your Fiber Circle host is Susan Smith.  Susan is a professional quilter and a member of the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild.


    • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Susan Smith is hosting Open Fiber Arts Studios on Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm for the rest of 2017 (except Thanksgiving).   Susan is a professional quilter and a member of the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild.  

    Come enjoy using our big table spaces to cut your quilting pieces and to lay out your quilts.  Bring your questions for Susan about quilting.

    Remember! You don't need to be quilting to attend Susan's Open Studios -- come work on your fiber project whether it is weaving, sewing, surface design, embroidery, or ??



    • Monday, September 11, 2017
    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Marty Bos-Welton creates beautiful Ikat and dip dye weavings.  She is also a member of the BARN Fiber Arts Surface Design Group.  

    Marty will be hosting Fiber Arts Open Studios on the second Monday of each month in 2017, from 9 AM - Noon.  


    Please come and join her and learn more about her art.  Bring your favorite fiber arts project, or use some of our equipment to work on your fiber craft.

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • Saturday, December 23, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge, WA 98110

    Saturday Fiber Circles,from 10 am - Noon, are free to BARN and Non-BARN Members. 

    Heathere Cericola is hosting the Saturday Fiber Circle on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Heathere is an excellent needle arts craftswoman will skills in everything from lacemaking to ribbon art to knitting.

    Come work on your fiber projects whether you quilt, knit, spin, weave, sew, or indulge in some other fiber craft.  We have a cozy circle in the studio with overstuffed sofas and chairs. It is a nice time to socialize with your fellow fiber crafts people.

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Do you like to sew?  Do you have ideas about what classes you would like to see the BARN Fiber Arts Studio offer?  GREAT!

    Come join us Thursday evening, September 16th for a "Working Session" to help us develop our sewing program in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    We will use a framework of classes at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, and conceptual level to identify classes in the area of quilting, general sewing, garment creation, and surface design (what do you do with the fabric you created with surface design?).  

    Folks will meet in small group to develop ideas and then collaborate with all of the folks attending the working session to finalize ideas for the sewing program.

    Please register for this Working Session so we know how many people will be participating.

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Your ideas, excitement about the Fiber Arts Studio, and desire to work with your fellow fiber community members to create a sewing program.




    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 7

    BARN Members: $195

    Non-BARN Members: $254

    Jo and George Hart, of Wilderness Basketry, have had amazing success growing their own NW Sweet Grass in their large beautiful garden in Seabeck Washington.  

    George will be teaching the Coiled Basketry technique.  This style of basket involves sewing as part of the construction.  

    In this beginning to intermediate class, students will be using the Harts’ homegrown NW Sweet Grass, which grows naturally in protected Pacific NW estuaries, for the core or foundational material of the coil.  Natural and dyed raffia will be used as the wrapping and stitching material which holds the coils together, one on top of another.  

    George is a wonderful and patient teacher who enjoys passing on the traditional knowledge he has learned about the coiling technique.  He will teach students how to:

    •  start either a round or oblong start; 
    • how to shape the basket by the angle of the needle; 
    • how to add a simple design using dyed raffia;
    • how to finish the basket with a braided rim. 
    Part of the class will be a demonstration and a discussion by the instructor of:  how to coil with other materials such as cedar roots, or paper core; how to make an imbricated design with cherry bark, and horsetail root; and how to do beaded design with Bear Grass.

    Materials Additional Fee $40. Please bring a check or cash to the first class.

    Instructor BioGeorge Hart grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  He is a recently retired Fish and Wildlife Biologist, and has always felt connect to nature.  George devoted many years to the gathering, harvesting, and preparation of native plant materials, with his wife Jo Ann, before he developed his own interest in basket making.  When he did finally attempt his first basket, his wife couldn’t help notice that the weaving seemed to come naturally to him.  George has studied with many native and non-native fiber artists, and has also studied carving with Duane Pasco.  He has been a member of the NW Basket Weavers Guild for many years.  His preferred techniques are coiling and twining.  He likes learning about all kinds of materials, and enjoys sharing his passion for fine weaving. 

    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • 4

    Learn to sew or improve your skills in this 4-week, hands-on, beginner class. Have fun learning basic sewing techniques through skills building exercises and making the Mail Sack, across the body bag.  At the completion of class you will have a reference notebook filled with your technique samples and a new bag you created yourself!

    This class is perfect for the new sewists and those wanting a refresher on basic sewing techniques.  No previous sewing experience required.

    You can bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours.

    Your copy of the Mail Sack pattern is included with class tuition.  You will receive your copy of the pattern at the first class session.  Fabric and supplies for the project will be reviewed in the first class and should be purchased before the second class.

    Supplies to bring for the first class:

    • One spool of all purpose thread in white or black to make the technique sample.
    • A pair of fabric scissors.
    • Glass head pins.
    • Fabric marking pen or pencil.
    • Sewing machine zipper foot (if bringing your own machine).
    • Sewing machine manual (if bringing your own machine).
    This class is open to Teens (14+) and Adults

    Teacher Bio: Kathy Mack is a Bainbridge Island quilter and sewist exploring color, pattern and texture through the practice of fiber arts.  Her work is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions.  She enjoys sharing her sewing knowledge and passion for creative expression with others in the classroom and through participation in community groups. 

     Material Fee: $25

    Material fee includes:

    • Mail Sack Pattern
    • 5" Fabric Squares for technique samples
    • Notebook for technique samples

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    • Monday, October 09, 2017
    • Friday, October 13, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 3

    Tapestry Weaving has an ancient history.  The oldest samples come from Egypt 1400 B.C.E., with reports of magnificent tapestry woven in Mesopotamia during even more ancient times.  The range and richness of tapestry weaving over the millenniums represents one of the greatest body of fiber arts.

    Create your own piece of history through this introductory class on tapestry weaving.  

    In this class you will:

    • Explore various traditional tapestry techniques;  
    • learn to warp your loom;
    • design and weave your own unique tapestry piece;
    • learn to troubleshoot common problems in weaving; 
    • learn finishing techniques; 
    By the end of the workshop, students will learn how to execute simple shapes and lines and color blending.

    Instructor BioAmy Weber apprenticed for two years with a Master Weaver in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she learned to weave tapestries and rugs.  She then opened her own studio in the late 1980’s and continued to dye, weave and sell wall pieces for the next 15 years. Her work is in collections in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Japan. She has shown weavings at the Westchester and Washington D.C. fine craft shows as well as through the American Craft Council shows in Baltimore and San Francisco.

    Who Can Take the Workshop: People ages 14 and older.

    What Students Should Bring to Class

    A notebook

    Material Fees: $50

    Your material fees will cover the cost yarn, use of floor looms, and studio supplies.

    Bring cash or a check made out to BARN for $50.





     

    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


    Hardanger [named for the Hardanger Fjord in Norway] is counted thread embroidery [groups of satin stitches called kloster blocks] with cutwork to create lace-like fabric. The first cutwork embroideries originated in Persia in the 7th century and were modified by the Norwegians around 1790. The traditional lace is worked with ecru thread on an ecru background for costume decoration and for household linens.

    Instructor: Janetmarie Valiga, a BARN member and eager student, is a professional writer and artist. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Craft Arts and a Masters’ degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College. Janetmarie didn’t encounter Hardanger lace until her parents moved to Poulsbo, “Little Norway,” in 1981; then she soon immersed herself into that Norwegian fiberart.

    Janetmarie taught needlelace in the college-level Fiber/Fabric Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Janetmarie enjoyed the Chicago Area Lace Guild, L.A.C.E. (Lace and Collectors Exchange), International Old Lacers, Inc., and the City of Chicago Public Library System where she taught and lectured in tatting and other lace methods.

    Her lacemaking is listed in A Directory of Chicago Craftsmen and Artisans. Janetmarie also teaches Beginning Shuttle Tatting lacemaking.

    This class is open to anyone 14 and older

    Materials Fee: $15.  
    The material fees cover all of supplies used in the workshop. 

    What Students Need to Bring to Class:
    A small pair of embroidery scissors.  If students do not have embroidery scissors, the Instructor has a few for use in the workshop.

    • Sunday, October 15, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Calling all Super Heroes, Anime Lovers, Monsters, Wizards and Witches!  

    On Sunday October 15th the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Bainbridge Performing Arts are teaming up to help you fully realize your aesthetic potential!

    It is time to break out your plans for Halloween costumes and makeup and bring them to an afternoon of fun with other imaginative people and consultants.  By the end of the afternoon you will be well on your way to designing and creating your Halloween costume and makeup.  

    We have a team of sewing, artistic, and makeup consultants to help you translate your designs and ideas into a costume. 

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    •  Kathy Mack, director of the sewing program in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio, will be the team leader for the costume design and construction phase of the workshop. 
    •  Liz Ellis, the director of education for the Bainbridge Performing Arts, and her students will help workshop participants with makeup ideas that can be created easily with regularly available items.

    It should be an afternoon of fun and creativity.

    Children of all ages (6 to 110+) are welcome.  

    Children under the age of 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults making the costume for them.

    What to Bring:

    • ·      Fabric and any embellishments for the costume.
    • ·      Costume pattern and/or drawings of the costume.
    • ·      Items from home that could be used in creating your costume.  For example: duct tape, bubble wrap, paper plates, cotton balls, large soda bottles, vinyl, wire, tubing, or ??? ). 
    • ·      Your imagination and design ideas. 
    • ·      Sewing machine, if you have one.
    • ·      Scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, and thread.
    • ·      Makeup you would like to use.

    Materials Fee:  $5

    What We Will Have at the Workshop:

    Sewing machines

    Cutting tables and mats

    Tape measures

    Sewing rulers and gauges

    Hot glue guns

    Fabric paint

    Sculpey clay

    And other assorted goodies useful in constructing costumes


    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 4

    We are very excited to be offering our first wheel fiber spinning class.  We have the spinning wheels and all of the materials you will need.  Just bring yourself and enter the wonderful world of fiber spinning.

    In this class you will: 

    • Learn the anatomy and physiology of a spinning wheel;
    • Learn preparation of fleece for spinning;
    • Learn two types of basic spinning techniques;
    • Practice in spinning on the wheel;
    • Learn plying of finished yarn.
    Instructor: Sandy Hall has been spinning and knitting for over 40 years.  She initiated our spinning community in the Fiber Arts Studio.  As an occupational therapist and special education, she has taught variety of classes with appreciation of the select learning styles.  She will be ably assisted by Terry Winer, a longtime, superb spinner.

    • The class is open to adults.
    • Class is open to kids 10 and older. Parents are welcome to join their children, but it is not required.
    • Parents will be asked to sign a permission form.

    Material Fees: $35 

     Students Should Bring
    • Socks to wear while spinning, lunch 

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI
    • 10

    Northwest Coast Basket Weaving 
    with Nancy Sigo

    BARN Members: $98

    NonMembers: $127

    The Salish Peoples of the Puget Sound Region have always been known as Weaving Cultures.  Suquamish Weaver Nancy Sigo will share her wealth of knowledge about weaving with Western Red Cedar.  Participants will engage in preparing their own cedar bark strip for weaving; learning how to split it to the desired widths. Learning the splitting technique is an important part of the teaching.  Nancy will provide her prepared materials in kits, so students will have enough of the beautifully prepared split cedar to make a 4"X 4" woven basket.  Students will learn the techniques of basic weaving, and twining using dyed raffia and will learn about, and have the opportunity to use, bear grass as a decorative weaving element.  Students will use natural or dyed materials as they are designing their basket, learning to control the shape as they progress, and finishing the edge with a beautiful folded and wrapped rim.

    Instructor:  Nancy Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, learned to gather, process, prepare and weave cedar bark; through the time honored cultural connection of using native plant fibers to weave traditional material objects for a wide variety of functional uses.  Over 26 years ago, Nancy began to learn from her relatives all aspects of how to weave with Western Red Cedar, and many other weaving materials like Bear grass, NW Sweet Grass, Rye Grass, and Nettles.  Nancy shares important knowledge from her own life experiences and her Salish weaving culture.  When, where, and how to gather; how to process and store the materials, so many lessons to learn.  Nancy feels very blessed with the gift of weaving from a long line of grandmother teachers.  She looks forward to meeting others who share a desire to learn this type of weaving and will gladly share that knowledge.

    Additional Materials Fee payable at first class: Choice of Kits $60 or $80, check or cash.

    $60 - Includes white raffia; choice of one colored raffia; prepared cedar strips.

    $80 - These kits will be pre-packaged and color coordinated. (cedar strip colors could be limited.) Kit includes white raffia and dyed material; cedar strips in shades of red, brown, black or green; raffia: red, brown, maroon, blue, green, or purple.







    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Small Classroom
    • 13

    Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. Move into new creative territory. This workshop will focus on design as a general concept. Assignments and exercises will help students apply these ideas to their own artistic practices.

    The exercises will involve paper, metal, wood, fiber and found objects. Each student will bring samples of their work to share with the class and one piece that they are willing to exchange with another student. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

    The instructor wants each student to bring a piece from their discipline that they will give to another student. If it is wood, and is given to a fiber person, they incorporate into a design.

    Additional Material Fee: $3 Please bring to the beginning of class as cash or check.

    Instructor:  Micki Lippe - Micki's jewelry has been exhibited throughout the US.  She served as founder of the Seattle Metal's Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  Micki's work was included in Adorn and the "500 Earrings" book, among others.  Locally, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Danaca. 



    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 5

    Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options.  

    Learn how to do all the steps in weaving:  winding on a warp, setting up & using the loom, weave structure and pattern, how to plan for projects, and tricks of the craft.  

    This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment.   During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.

    Instructors: Deb Sweet is a long-time weaver and teacher at BARN.  She and Teaching Assistant, Jason Devinney, were instrumental in creating the weaving program for the Fiber Arts Studio. Both have a love for weaving that is infectious.

     

    Students will use BARN floor looms & equipment.  

    Material Fees: $10
    Bring cash or a check made out to BARN the first day of class.

    What to Bring: Students should bring their own scissors.



    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 8
    Your project is finished and now you want to show it off. What to do? You've tried to take a photo, but the image does not capture the beauty of your work.

    In this 4-hour workshop, Jerry Davis will demonstrate how to capture the perfect image of your art with what you have. iPhone, iPad, 35mm, etc. bring what you are comfortable with. He will explain lighting, lighting angles, highlights, avoiding flare, creating simple backgrounds, reflection, contrast, color and white balance, tools and equipment, and special effects. 

    He will share examples of his photos and demo some of his techniques. Specifically, he will teach you how to use your digital camera or smartphone with what you have at home. You will use your camera or smartphone to take photos of your print, glass fiber, jewelry, etc. Time will be set aside for sharing, comment, and questions.

    Bring one or two pieces that you want to photograph, your smartphone or camera, a notebook and the manual that goes with your camera if available.

    No experience necessary!

    Studio fee: $5

    Instructor: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting pictures for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff! He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio - BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Come to the Fiber Arts Studio on Saturday afternoon, 28th October, and try out Frame Loom fabric weaving.  Two sessions have been set up (12-2pm and 2-4pm).  Sign up for one or both!

    Frame Loom weaving uses strips of fabric for weaving.  Projects include anything from small cases to place mats, pillows, computer cases and rugs. Colors, patterns and tones are endless.

    The Fiber Arts Studio will Tie-Up (warp) a number of frame looms leaving the looms ready for you to weave.  You are invited to come in and try your hand at frame loom weaving.  Weavers will be available to get you started and guide you through.

    *If you don't know what frame loom weaving is, this is a great introduction.  

    * If you have thought about taking one of the frame loom weaving classes but weren't sure if you would like it, come by and try it out.

    *if you have a child/young adult that is interested in trying weaving, come on in with them.  


    Event Fees:  

    BARN Members:  Free

    Non-BARN Members:  $10

    Please register so that we know how many people to expect for looms and material planning. 

    Materials:

    The Fiber Arts Studio will provide fabric and small lap looms for use during this event. Donations to cover material costs are appreciated bu not required.  Suggested donation is $5 per project.



    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio - BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Come to the Fiber Arts Studio on Saturday afternoon, 28th October, and try out Frame Loom fabric weaving.  Two sessions have been set up (12-2pm and 2-4pm).  Sign up for one or both!

    Frame Loom weaving uses strips of fabric for weaving.  Projects include anything from small cases to place mats, pillows, computer cases and rugs. Colors, patterns and tones are endless.

    The Fiber Arts Studio will Tie-Up (warp) a number of frame looms leaving the looms ready for you to weave.  You are invited to come in and try your hand at frame loom weaving.  Weavers will be available to get you started and guide you through.

    *If you don't know what frame loom weaving is, this is a great introduction.  

    * If you have thought about taking one of the frame loom weaving classes but weren't sure if you would like it, come by and try it out.

    *if you have a child/young adult that is interested in trying weavings, come on in with them.  


    Event Fees:  

    BARN Members:  Free

    Non-BARN Members:  $10

    Please register for one (or both sessions) so that we know how many people to expect for looms and material planning. 

    Materials:

    The Fiber Arts Studio will provide fabric and small lap looms for use during this event.  Donations to cover material costs are appreciated bu not required.  Suggested donation is $5 per project.



    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 8

    Using knitting needles, yarn, and a salad spinner, students will construct and felt a rolled brim hat that is stylish, waterproof, packable, and warm.

    Classes will be held on November 2nd and November 16th with an Open Studio hosted by Sandy Hall on Wednesday, November 9th to get her assistance with preparation of the hat.

    Instructor Bio: Sandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over 40 years.  Her felted hats are featured at the Artful Ewe in Port Gamble.  As an occupational therapist and special education, she has taught variety of classes with appreciation of the select learning styles. 

    • Class is open to anyone 14 years and older.

    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner  The class will require participants to be able to knit, pearl, increase, and decrease to take the class.

    Material Fees: $35 
    Material fees will cover the cost of yarn and the pattern for the class.

     Students Should Bring

    • 24 inch Size 13 Circular Needle.
    • Set of Size 13 Double Point Needles.
    • Lunch. 
    • A sense of adventure.
    • A desire to have a great time with fellow participants.
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Saturday Fiber Circles, from 10 am - Noon, are free to BARN and Non-BARN Members. 

    Jennifer Slack is hosting the Saturday Fiber Circle on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Jennifer is a talented knitter and very active in community service projects.  

    Come work on your fiber projects whether you quilt, knit, spin, weave, sew, or indulge in some other fiber craft.  We have a cozy circle in the studio with overstuffed sofas and chairs. It is a nice time to socialize with your fellow fiber crafts people.

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 6


    In this 3 session class you will make a messenger style purse from fabric strips woven on a floor frame loom.  



    The combinations of colors and textures are endless.  Express yourself with a custom woven purse or make a beautiful gift.

    Some weaving will need to be completed by the student either at home or during open Fiber Studio time between the scheduled classes.  The entire project will take approximately 25 hours over the three week period.  

    Class Prerequisites: Previous experiences such as the BARN Intermediate Frame Loom Weaving class or equivalent experience is desirable.  Please contact one of the instructors if you are interested in the class but have not done frame loom weaving before.

    Instructors

    Constance Ducar took a frame loom weaving class at BARN two years ago and hasn’t stopped weaving since. She loves working with the different colors, patterns and textures of fabric that can be woven together on frame looms. She developed the pattern and techniques for weaving these lovely purses.  Constance teaches the introductory frame loom weaving class at BARN.  Constance also participates in the BARN glass studio.

    Carol Latham will be assisting with this class.  Carol had a fabric background and had taken up weaving when she attended the same frame loom class at BARN that Constance took. She loves the play with color that can be discovered with the frame loom!  Carol assists in teaching the introductory frame loom weaving class at BARN.

    Details: You must be 14 or older to take this class.  Younger children may take the class if they are accompanied during each class with an adult.

    Materials

     Frame Floor Loom: If you have a frame floor loom, please bring it.  If you do not, some looms are available for class use.  BARN Frame looms may only be used in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    Sewing Machines:  For class #3, bring your own sewing machine.  If you don’t have a portable sewing machine, one will be available in class. 

    Sewing Supplies:  Bring your sewing supplies including scissors, tape measure, basic needles, thread and any favorite weaving tools. 

    Fabric: Some fabric bundles will be available at a fee for the class (see materials fee below).  If you have a fabric stash or want to select/purchase your own fabric, the fabric should be 100% cotton and at least 42 inches wide.  Prints work best but solid colors may also be used. 

    Fabric #1:  2.5 yards

    Fabric #2:  2.5 yards (may be the same as fabric #1 for a total of 5 yards)

    Fabric #3:  2 yards (optional)

    Materials fee:

    Additional fees due at beginning of first class (check made out to BARN or cash)

    Class supplies and fabric bundle:  $75

    Class supplies only (student brings own material):  $25




    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Saturday Fiber Circles, from 10 am - Noon, are free to BARN and Non-BARN Members. 

    Jennifer Slack is hosting the Saturday Fiber Circle on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Jennifer is a talented knitter and very active in community service projects.  

    Come work on your fiber projects whether you quilt, knit, spin, weave, sew, or indulge in some other fiber craft.  We have a cozy circle in the studio with overstuffed sofas and chairs. It is a nice time to socialize with your fellow fiber crafts people.

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