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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!
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 4th 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.
Want to learn how to knit?
Want to refresh your knitting skills?
Do you have a knitting question?
Are you working on a knitting project and hit a snag you need help with?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, we encourage you to come to one of Sandy's Open Studios on Wednesdays from 11:00AM to 2:00 PM. Sandy can help you learn how to knit or help you with any knitting questions or problems.
Sandy knits and spins fiber (among many other talents). Come and learn how to knit or bring your questions about knitting.
What to bring if you want to learn how to knit or refresh your skills: Nothing! We have knitting needles and lots of yarn for you to use.
Love to spin fiber or have questions about how to spin? Come and join your fellow spinners at one of Sandy's Open Studio sessions.
FREE for BARN Members
$10 Drop-in Fee for Nonmembers.
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 ??
Journey to the "Coded Threads: Textile and Technology" exhibit in the Western Gallery at Western Washington University in Bellingham. We will tour the exhibit and then attend Professor Sieko Purdue's workshop: "Contemporary Shibori" from 1:30 - 3:30 PM.
This exhibit brings together some of the most innovative artists melding fiber and technology, including Suzi Webster, Maggie Orth, and Barbara Layne.
Come explore some of the cutting edge artistry of the fiber world.
Material Fee: $15. Bring cash or your checkbook as we will be paying Dr. Purdue directly.
Be sure to register early so that we can organize carpools for the trip and plans for lunch and dinner. Please meet at BARN no later than 8 AM. We will be taking the 8:45 AM Ferry to Seattle and driving to Bellingham via Interstate 5. Anticipate a 2.5 - 3 hour trip each way. We should be back to Bainbridge mid-evening.
This field trip is open to BARN Members.
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.
Come to the Fiber Arts Studio on Wednesday morning, December 6th, from 9 AM - Noon, and try out Frame Loom fabric weaving.
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.
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.
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.
If you did not get a chance to make the felt embroidered ornaments, stop by the BARN Fiber Arts Studio on Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
This is a Family-Friendly activity, but we suggest that it is best for adults and children 6+ years old.
Children under 13 years old must be accompanied during the workshop by an adult.
What to Bring:
Embellishments (beads, ribbon, sequins, etc.)
We Will Provide:
BARN MEMBERS: Free
Non-BARN Members: $10
Fiber Studio Holiday Gathering
Come and Learn the Art of Furoshiki, Japanese Gift Wrapping with Fabric.
Bring an Appetizer
to Share, Beverages will be Provided.
$15/Person Pls Register by Mon, Dec 4th
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 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.
Looking for a community service project that will lighten the day for a cancer patient?
Come work with Renae Matson and fellow members of the Fiber Arts Studio and BARN to make colorful and imaginative pillowcases for cancer patients living in Seattle while going cancer treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resource Center.
Patients coming from all over Washington, the USA, and the world for cancer treatment at these facilities stay at the Pete Gross House, a 70 unit furnished apartment complex. This means they often can not bring much from home to personalize their Pete Gross apartment or make it more cheerful. Getting something as simple as a pillowcase made with love and creativity can brighten these cancer patient's world and make them feel like people care about what they are going through.
You don't need to know how to sew to participate in this community service project.
What to bring:
We are excited that Susan Pavel will be teaching Coast Salish Twining on January 20th & 21st, 2018.
You will learn how to warp up a traditional loom and twine weave a small wall hanging or coin bag.
She will share with you various oral teachings and traditions that her master teacher shared with her. "One being, always teach the student who wants to learn."
Here is a link to her website. We think you will find her video about her work fascinating.
Instructor Bio: sa’ hLa mitSa ~ Dr. Susan Pavel first learned Coast Salish Weaving the summer of 1996. Each summer she would produce one ceremonial blanket and then gift it to various elders of the tribe. By the fourth year she was selling the weavings. By the seventh year she was invited to teach weaving classes and has taught over 2,500 students. She has participated and later solo exhibited seven museum exhibits. With public and private collectors across the nation she continues to weave. 2016 marked 20 Years of Coast Salish Weaving for her and more importantly – SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power.
This Workshop is open to folks 16 years of age and older.
Material Fee: $25. Dr. Pavel will provide looms for the workshop as well as scissors, small crochet hook, and tapestry needles. Students are welcome to bring their own scissors, small crochet hooks and tapestry needles.