Fiber Arts Classes

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    • 85 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 119
    Register

    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, October 02, 2022
    • Sunday, December 03, 2023
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100222TW
    • 9
    Register

    About this class

    Join other weavers to explore traditional tapestry designs. Thanks to our BARN woodworking friends, we have a set of Navajo-style looms that also can be adapted to Salish-style weaving. 

    Learn to warp the looms, explore fiber choice and pattern. You can use one of our new looms or any loom setup for tapestry-style weaving.

    We decide on our learning journey as a group. Please register for this event.

    Details

    • This event is free for members, guests pay a $20 drop-in fee.

    Class Policies

    • 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.

    Hosts:

    Terry Winer and Catherine Camp lead this group, as fellow explorers of these techniques, and who hope to be accomplished tapestry weavers some day.  

    • Monday, November 21, 2022
    • Monday, December 18, 2023
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Time to grab your knitting and head to BARN!! Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse in fiber and friendship!

    To be notified about this event, please register, drop-ins are welcome.

    Details:

    • Free to members, $10.00 drop in fee for guests. 

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.

    Host:

    Betsy Hagestedt had been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of the fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits. 



    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • 59 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 18
    Register

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    What is slow stitch?  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.

    To receive a reminder notice about this event, please register.  Drop-ins are welcome.

    Details:

    • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee.

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    • 63 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 18
    Register

    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    If you would like a reminder before each session, you can register. Drop-ins are welcome. 

    Details:

    • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee.

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.
      • Monday, December 12, 2022
      • Monday, December 13, 2027
      • 14 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 18
      Register

      Come spin with us

      Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.

      Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community. Emily is excited about getting you started in spinning, so come on in.

      To receive reminder emails about this event, please register. Drop-ins are welcome.

      Details:

      • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee

      • Registration is not required.

      • 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.

      Host: Emily Grice

      • Friday, January 06, 2023
      • Friday, December 01, 2023
      • 12 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI010623
      • 10
      Register

      Love making bags of all kinds? Curious about how to start? Got some great tips you’d like to share? Join us for a monthly discussion about bags!

      This group is guided by the folks who come. We have a topic each month - usually with a presentation - plus show-and-tell. This is a great place to ask your fellow attendees your burning bag questions. Bring your bags, your questions, and your successes!

      Free to members, $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please register so we know you are coming and you get notifications of the next meeting.

      Details:

      • Skill Level: All levels. There are no prerequisites. 
      • Ages 14 and up are 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:

      The group is led by rotating studio volunteers.

      • Thursday, January 12, 2023
      • Thursday, June 08, 2023
      • 6 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 2
      Register


      About this class


      A different set of stitches or needlework techniques are the focus each month as we explore how to do it and what we can create with it. 
       

      In January, we explore some of the many aspects of buttonhole stitch, and decide where to go from there based on the interest and experience of the group.


      If you would like to be reminded of this event, please register, drop ins are welcome.

      Details:

      • Skill Level: Some experience with embroidery.
      • Free to members; $50 fee for guests.
      • Ages 14 and up are welcome.


      Class Policies


      • 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.

      Host

      Fiber Studio volunteers lead the group.

      • 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 25, 2023
        • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
        • 10 sessions
        • BARN's Small Classroom
        • 15
        Register

        Join fellow weavers one day a month for a year-long study group to view Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen TV in BARN's small classroom. Learn new weaving techniques while we share our successes as weavers.

        Find more about Season 6's topics and resources here

        Participants need to enroll in the JST Online Guild. The online guild requires a fee to join, which is not covered by BARN. Once you join, you also will have access to all past episodes and helpful information posted on the JST Weaving School website. Please register so you can get reminders for the upcoming episodes.

        We will watch episodes the Wednesday after they are released:

        • Jan. 25 Episode 1 - Introduction to Units, Blocks & Profiles
        • March 1 Episode 2 - 8 Shaft Twill Blocks & Tie-up Quadrants
        • April 5 Episode 3 - Monk’s Belt
        • May 10 Episode 4 - Overshot
        • June 14 Episode 5 - Name Drafting Overshot
        • July 19 Episode 6 - Crackle Weave
        • Aug. 23 Episode 7 - M’s & O’s
        • Sept. 27 Episode 8 - Summer and Winter
        • Nov. 1 Episode 9 - Block Analysis for +4 Shafts
        • Nov. 29 Episode 10 - Units, Blocks & Profiles Grand Finale


        Details:

        • Free for BARN members. Non-Members pay $20 drop-in fee per session. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.
        • 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:

        Facilitated by Weaving Studio volunteers

        • Thursday, January 26, 2023
        • Thursday, March 23, 2023
        • 3 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code 012623BH
        • 6
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        Pi shawls are infinitely versatile and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. They begin with a few stitches in the middle and become a large circle with simple increases at specific intervals, forming distinct sections that can each be knit in a different pattern.

        Want something simple? Choose your favorite color and use garter or stockinette. Want something complex and challenging? Design a custom lace motif for each section. Don’t want to make a full circle? Make a half-pi shawl.

        During our first meeting we go through the basic pattern together and discuss options for increasing, as well as what you need to consider when choosing designs for the sections. During later meetings we check in with each other, troubleshoot, and watch as the beautiful patterns emerge!

        Materials:

        Ideas and/or needles and yarn for a pi shawl (approximately 1500-2000 yds, depending on the yarn weight and needle size).


        Details:

        • Skill Level: Knitters should be comfortable casting on and off and knitting. Previous experience with increases is helpful, but not essential (we can teach you!).
        • Ages 14+ welcome.
        • Free to members, guests pay $20. 
        • 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:

        Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due to its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits

        • Thursday, January 26, 2023
        • Thursday, December 28, 2023
        • 12 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio
        • 16
        Register

        Time to Grab Your Knitting and Head to BARN!!

        Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects, and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse yourself in fiber and friendship!

        Please register so you can get reminders of the next Knitting Circle.

        Details:

        • Free to members, $10 drop-in fee for guests.

        • Ages 14+ welcome.

        • Skill level: We are all on a learning journey!

        • Registration is not required.

        • 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.

        Host:

        Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits. 



        • Friday, January 27, 2023
        • Friday, May 26, 2023
        • 5 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012723
        • 13
        Register

        Friends Helping Friends Get a Better Fit With Sewn Garments

        Fitting garments for yourself is tough. It’s hard to make adjustments while you’re wearing the garment, and once you manage to figure out the adjustments you need to make, how do you translate that to your pattern? And by the way, what does “good fit” even look like?

        While BARN looks for a fitting teacher, let's try helping each other. This group is guided by the folks who come. Bring patterns, garments, and projects-in-process that have you wondering about fit, and we’ll pool our collective knowledge to answer our questions to find the right fit.

        Please sign up each month so we know you’re coming!



        Details:

        • Skill Level: All levels
        • Ages 14+ welcome
        • Free for BARN members, $20 drop-in fee for guests.
        • 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:

        Led by rotating studio volunteers


        • Monday, January 30, 2023
        • Monday, February 13, 2023
        • 3 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI013023KO
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        Bag up some fun in this beginning sewing class where students use a sewing machine to make four different types of fabric bags.

        The first class covers sewing machine basics, and students make a simple, reusable fabric bag with a ribbon closure suitable for gift-giving or holding treasures.

        In the second class, students sew a lined drawstring bag. The final class includes making a lined, zippered, cross-body bag, with an optional project of a lined, zippered, ear-bud pouch. Students can choose from pre-cut fabric kits for all projects.

        Supplies Provided

        Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) is donating all materials: fabric, zippers, thread, ribbon, etc.

        Details:

        • A $5 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 
        • This class is for students ages 8-12.
        • 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.
        • We are grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Maker Monday classes for families.

        Instructor:

        Karen Oldham - Karen taught sewing to 4-H youth for more than 30 years and now volunteers as a member of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas Clothing and Textile Advisors (KOP CTAs). For the last 20 years, Karen has taught independent sewing students at the CTA summer sewing camps. She has judged sewing exhibits at multiple county fairs, the Washington State Fair, State 4-H Fair, and Make it with Wool contests. She will be assisted by additional CTA volunteers for this class.




        • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020123BM
        • 1
        Registration is closed

        Make a zipper pouch - quickly - as you learn more about the Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine.

        About the Class

        Join Bob Mathisrud as he demonstrates making a zipper pouch “in the hoop." Start with a piece of stabilizer loaded into the embroidery machine hoop, then layer the zipper, pouch front, back, and other pieces and - voila! - make the quickest zipper pouch you ever made! 

        When you finish this demonstration and make this pouch, you’ll have the skills to make other “in the hoop” projects using files you purchase and download - from bags to holiday ornaments, stuffed toys, and more.

        Note: Class size is limited so that everyone can see easily. This class is offered four times this winter-spring. If this or other sessions are full, join the waiting list so we know to schedule additional sessions later this year.

        Project

        Along with the demonstration, you’ll receive a .pes file (containing several project options) and materials to make a 4”x6” zipper pouch, with directions and a link to the demonstration video. You can stay late or come back later to make the zipper pouch on your own. Schedule time individually with Bob or another mentor if you think you’ll need extra help.

        Materials 

        The $15 materials fee included in the price of the class includes:

        • Thread
        • Stabilizer
        • Zipper
        • Pouch fabric
        • Batting
        • An electronic download of the pattern, written instructions, and a link to a video of the demonstration.

        Prerequisites

        You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

        Class Policies

         Instructor

        Bob Mathisrud was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for more than 20 years. His curiosity, fearlessness, and willingness to help have led him to develop skills in several BARN studios. In the Fiber Studio, he is becoming an expert in the Solaris 2 sewing and embroidery machine, figuring out how to use the machine’s many, many features.

        • Thursday, February 02, 2023
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio
        • 0
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        This class will certify you to use the Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio. This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for orientations for other sewing machines in the studio.

        This class also qualifies you to use the Presto 2 machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

        The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

        • Opening and setting up the cabinet
        • Winding the bobbin and threading
        • Using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
        • Selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
        • Changing the needle
        • Finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

        We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so it’s ready for the next person.

        BARN will provide thread, a size 80/12 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.

        Please note that this class is about the Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines, not the industrial sewing machine or embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, although learning to use the machines is a great start!

        Details:

        • Skill Level: All levels.
        • Ages 14 and up are 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.

        Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio Volunteers

        This class will certify you to use the new Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio. This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for future orientations for other sewing machines in the studio. This class also qualifies you to use these machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

        Please note that this class is about the Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines. This class is not for the industrial sewing machine or the embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, though learning to use the machines is a great start for learning to sew.

        The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many, many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

        • opening and setting up the cabinet
        • winding the bobbin and threading
        • using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
        • selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
        • changing the needle
        • finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

        We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so that it’s ready for the next person to use.

        BARN will provide neutral-color thread, a size 70 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.

        Details:

        • Skill Level:All levels
        • Ages 14 and up are 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.

        Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio volunteers

        • Friday, February 03, 2023
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020323
        • 3
        Register

        In order to use the fiber lab in the Fiber Arts Studio on your own, you'll need to take our updated orientation.

        About this Class

        The fiber lab is a great setup for dyeing, printing, felting, fleece washing, and fiber or textile prep - that is, processes that require heat, water, chemistry, or a mess.

        Once oriented, members are welcome to reserve lab times to work on their projects outside of a class setting. The orientation explains how to do this and more. Orientation takes about an hour, including time for questions and discussion.

        Even if you used the lab previously, this refresher covers some procedures and features that are new for 2023. If you're unsure whether you need this new orientation, or if this monthly time slot doesn’t work for you, contact fiber.lead@bainbridge.barn.org.

        Don't confuse this with the full Fiber Arts Studio Orientation - Get Your Member Fob Activated!, for which you register separately. The focus here is on lab use only.

        Class Policies

          Instructor

          Fiber Studio volunteers

          • 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/

            • Saturday, February 04, 2023
            • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
            • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020423KW
            • 6
            Register

            Convergence Quilt Photo courtesy A. WyattMake a stunning, intriguing Convergence Quilt top and learn basic sewing skills with just four fat quarters, some straight sewing, and some clever cutting and re-sewing.

            The technique is based on the 2003 book, Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy, and Fun (C&T Publishing). Newer sewists will appreciate making a gorgeous quilt top while perfecting their straight sewing and accurate rotary cutting skills. Both new and experienced sewists will appreciate the range of fascinating design possibilities in this simple technique. 

            So we can finish within class time, we’ll cut and sew a wall-hanging-size quilt top. After class, you can add more sections to the top to make it bigger, or quilt it as is. You’ll leave with the skills to plan and cut a larger quilt top in the future. 

            Please note: “Quilt top” means we’re making the top layer of a quilt. We will not be finishing the quilt, though we can discuss options for finishing it with back, borders, binding, batting, and quilting.

            Materials:

            • Your sewing machine in good working order with a fresh needle (or register to reserve a BARN machine)

            • Four coordinating fat quarters - a mix of batiks and large and medium prints gives the best resultsA “fat quarter” is a piece of quilting cotton measuring  18” by 22”, equal to a 1/4-yard of fabric. You can buy precut fat quarters in any fabric store (recommended for this project), or make your own from your stash.

            • Thread to coordinate with the fabric

            • Pencil

            • Rotary cutter with a fresh blade (or use one of BARN’s)

            • 6”x24” quilting ruler (or use one of BARN’s)

            Prerequisites:

              Details:

              • Skill Level:  All Levels.

              • A $5 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.

              • Ages 14+ welcome.

              • Feel free to bring a lunch for our mid-day break. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
              • 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:

              Kelly WalkerKelly Walker - Quilting since 2017, Kelly is inspired by her maternal grandmother, who was a quilter. Her favorite part of quilting is when she can finally gift a quilt and start a new project. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and lives in Poulsbo.


              • Sunday, February 05, 2023
              • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio
              • 4
              Register

              Are you interested in using the fiber arts  studio?  By completing this orientation, members can have access from 8:00am to 10:00 pm seven days a week. Some classes may pre-empt studio use.  

              You will spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, your BARN Member fob will be activated to gain access to the studio.

              Details:

              • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending. Guests may use the studio during Better Together sessions.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              Host:

              Orientation will be conducted by a various studio members.

              • Sunday, February 05, 2023
              • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio
              • 3
              Register

              This class will certify you to use the Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio.

              About this Class

              This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for orientations for other sewing machines in the studio.

              This class also qualifies you to use the Presto 2 machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

              The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

              • Opening and setting up the cabinet
              • Winding the bobbin and threading
              • Using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
              • Selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
              • Changing the needle
              • Finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

              We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so it’s ready for the next person.

              BARN will provide thread, a size 80/12 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.

              Please note that this class is about the Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines, not the industrial sewing machine or embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, although learning to use the machines is a great start!

              Details

              • Skill Level: All levels.

              Class Policies

              Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio Volunteers

              • Monday, February 06, 2023
              • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio
              • 0
              Join waitlist

              * This class has a prerequisite. See below.

              Get to know our Baby Lock Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine working one-on-one with a studio volunteer.

              Hoop and embroider a couple of designs that are among the hundreds that come loaded on the machine in this two-hour tutorial.

              Leave the session ready to explore more of the machine’s dazzling number of functions and knowing how to leave the machine clean and ready for the next embroiderer.

              Check out our Embroidery Machine Skills series to build your repertoire on the Solaris 2.

              Please note: While this session is scheduled for two hours, you may finish more quickly depending on what designs you choose.

              Details:

              • Prerequisites:  Must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.
              • A $15 materials fee to cover fabric, stabilizer, and embroidery and bobbin thread is included in the cost of the class.  
              • 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: Rotating Fiber Studio Volunteers
              • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
              • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020723MAL
              • 10
              Register


              Use the magic “burrito” technique to turn flat fabric into a pillowcase without raw edges – and no hand sewing!

              About this Class

              A morning of easy sewing focuses on  this clever Magic Pillowcase project. Just a couple of straight seams and the “burrito” technique - the “magic” part - turn flat fabric into a standard-size pillowcase with no raw edges and no hand-sewing.

              Cotton and flannel make lovely pillowcases. Or how about kicking it up a notch and using linen? 

              You can use our embroidery machine to add a monogram or a small motif to the cuff of the pillowcase, if you want. Even if you haven’t yet been oriented on the embroidery machine, we’ll help you stitch out a small design in one-, two-, or three-color embroidery. Choose a tone-on-tone design or monogram for an elegant look, or choose cheerful fabrics with a cute motif to brighten your bedroom.

              Details

              • This project is great for beginners and experts alike. You only need to be able to thread a machine and sew a straight seam.
              • The pattern is free and copies will be available for you to use.
              • A$10 materials fee is included in the price of the class.

              Project

              A standard-size pillowcase or pillowcases without any hand sewing.

              Materials

              • Sewing machine (or borrow one of BARN’s)
              • Basic sewing tools
              • Per pillowcase you’d like to make:
                • 3/4 yard washed linen or cotton for main body
                • 1/4 yard washed linen of cotton for cuff
                • 1.5 inches washed linen or cotton or other fabric for accent band
              • Coordinating thread for construction
              • For optional embroidery: Coordinating embroidery thread (or use some of BARN’s)

              Prerequisites

              You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              Marcia Adams-LandryMarcia Adams-Landry is a BARN founding member and a life-long sewist. She learned to sew along with lots of her friends from her mom, a 4-H leader who taught cooking and sewing. Marcia and her sister entered stitching and cooking projects in the county fair for several years.

              Marcia’s biggest experience with fabrics was designing a fabric line and developing production techniques to produce cosmetic bags, tableware, and other products. In her current profession as a custom picture framer, Marcia’s love of fiber continues, and she always jumps at the chance to use fiber or frameworks of fiber. 

              • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
              • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020723CB
              • 3
              Register

              3 Lace bookmarks photo courtesy A. Wyatt

              Make a free-standing lace bookmark on the Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine.

              About this Class

              Want to know more about the Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine? Join machine embroidery expert Carol Brown for this demonstration of making a free-standing lace bookmark using just thread and water-soluble stabilizer.

              Project

              You’ll receive a complete kit - pattern file, thread, stabilizer, and lots of instructions - so you can return to the studio and make the bookmark on your own. Schedule extra time with Carol or another mentor if you think you’ll need extra help.

              PS: Ask Carol how you can turn flat machine-embroidered lace into a 3-D object!

              Note: Class size is limited so that everyone can see easily. We’re offering this class three times this winter-spring. If this or other sessions are full, join the waiting list so we know to schedule additional sessions later this year.

              Details

              • Skill Level: All levels.

              • There is a $15 materials fee included in the price of the class.

              Materials

              The $15 materials fee includes thread, stabilizer, electronic download of the pattern, and written instructions.

              Prerequisites

              You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              Carol Brown has almost 60 years of sewing experience. Her mother was a beautiful seamstress, and Carol got her first sewing machine at age 9. She still has that machine and it still works! Carol owned a workroom in Seattle making window treatments and customer decorating accessories for 26 years. She has also owned a personal embroidery machine for 24 years and is happy to be at BARN introducing machine embroidery to everyone.

              • Thursday, February 09, 2023
              • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio
              • 8
              Register

              Are you interested in using the fiber arts  studio?  By completing this orientation, members can have access from 8:00am to 10:00 pm seven days a week. Some classes may pre-empt studio use.  

              You will spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, your BARN Member fob will be activated to gain access to the studio.

              Details:

              • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending. Guests may use the studio during Better Together sessions.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              Host:

              Orientation will be conducted by a various studio members.

              • Thursday, February 09, 2023
              • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
              • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020923FF
              • 2
              Register

              Our Learn to Sew series teaches skills through simple projects – this class project is a zip pouch.

              About this Class

              If you’re new to sewing, join us for all or just some of our Learn to Sew classes where you can gain new skills and have your good practices reinforced. Skills covered are cutting with a rotary cutter, sewing with a consistent seam allowance, looking at the typical "order of operations" for a sewing project, and gaining more confidence using a sewing machine.

              Details

              Projects are designed to teach specific skills:

              • Feb. 9: Zip Pouch (installing a zipper, making boxed corners)

              • March 9: Drawstring Bag (making a casing, making buttonholes)

              • April 13: Simple Tote Bag (sewing a larger project, applying a magnetic snap)

              • May 11: Apron (applying bias binding, topstitch)

                Project

                A zip pouch with zipper and boxed corners.

                Materials

                A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class.

                Prerequisites

                You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

                Class Policies

                  Instructor

                  Fran Fuller learned to sew when she was 6 or 7 from her mother, who was a precise, creative, and inspiring sewist and a very patient teacher. Fran sewed her own clothes through high school and college, and now she sews clothing, home decorating items, and bags.

                  • Friday, February 10, 2023
                  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: F021023TH
                  • 0
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                  Learn the basics of bead embroidery with an award-winning textile artist and make a fun pouch to take home.

                  About this Class

                  Artist Theresa Halbert leads this workshop where you learn the tools, thread, and materials of the craft. Learn the basic stitches that are the backbone of bead embroidery and make a fun, beaded pouch.

                  Details

                  • Skill Level: All levels

                  • A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.

                  Project

                  Make a pouch

                  Materials

                  Included in your materials kit:

                  • Base and lining for pouch
                  • Beads
                  • Beading needles
                  • Beading thread

                  Prerequisites

                  None

                  Class Policies

                    Instructor

                    Theresa Halbert has worked professionally in costuming and apparel for more than 30 years, including costume design work for the theater in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Portland. She has worked in apparel development for companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Eddie Bauer. She has won awards for both her artwork and costumes. Theresa loves the texture and depth that can be created with textile art. She believes art is not just something to look at, but something to experience.

                    • Friday, February 10, 2023
                    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
                    • 21
                    Register

                    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

                    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

                    Details

                    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
                    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
                    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
                    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
                    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
                    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
                    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
                    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
                    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
                    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
                    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: sarahj@bainbridgebarn.org

                    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

                    • Sunday, February 12, 2023
                    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                    • BARN Fiber Studio
                    • 3
                    Register


                    Don't care about the Big Game but love the snacks? Join fellow “fiber athletes” to snack and work on your own project!

                    About this Class

                    The Fiber Studio will be open all day for you to work on your own projects, admire other artisans’ work, and share your favorite Big Game treats (as a very rare exception, we’ll allow food in the studio in the afternoon). Sew, weave, knit, stitch, or just escape and hang out with friends. 

                    Please sign up so we know how many are coming. 

                    Open to everybody, drop-in fee waived for guests.

                    Project

                    Your own

                    Materials

                    • Your fiber project
                    • (Optional) Snacks and/or non-alcoholic drinks to share

                    Prerequisites

                    None

                    Class Policies

                      Instructor

                      None

                      • Monday, February 13, 2023
                      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                      • BARN Fiber Studio
                      • 0
                      Join waitlist

                      * This class has a prerequisite. See below.

                      Get to know our Baby Lock Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine working one-on-one with a studio volunteer.

                      Hoop and embroider a couple of designs that are among the hundreds that come loaded on the machine in this two-hour tutorial.

                      Leave the session ready to explore more of the machine’s dazzling number of functions and knowing how to leave the machine clean and ready for the next embroiderer.

                      Check out our Embroidery Machine Skills series to build your repertoire on the Solaris 2.

                      Please note: While this session is scheduled for two hours, you may finish more quickly depending on what designs you choose.

                      Details:

                      • Prerequisites:  Must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.
                      • A $15 materials fee to cover fabric, stabilizer, and embroidery and bobbin thread is included in the cost of the class.  
                      • 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: Rotating Fiber Studio Volunteers
                      • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
                      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code:021423DE
                      • 3
                      Register

                      Join sewing machine guru Dawna Ellis for a lunchtime lab all about needles.

                      About this Class

                      Your sewing machine needle is a key component to achieving a terrific machine stitch. The right needle can lead to beautiful stitching, and the wrong needle … well, you know how that goes.

                      So how do you choose the right needle for your project? Find out:

                      • What do all the numbers mean?
                      • What is a Microtex needle?
                      • Do I have to use a topstitching needle?
                      • What if my fabric is stretchy?
                      • Why can’t I just use a universal needle all the time?
                      • And more

                      You might also be interested in joining us for  Lunchtime Lab: Perfect Your Machine Stitch Quality

                      Details

                      • Skill Level: All levels.

                      • A $5 materials fee is included in the price of class.  

                      Prerequisites

                      None

                      Class Policies

                      Instructor

                      Dawna Ellis began sewing more than 50 years ago as a Girl Scout. Nurturing those skills led her to become a costume designer and fabricator in the theatrical industry for 30 years. That experience and exposure to working with textiles in often unconventional ways solidified her love of textiles and their endless possibilities. Dawna continues to explore techniques to develop and hone her skills, is an avid quilter, and lives in Poulsbo with her husband and two dogs.

                      • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
                      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                      • BARN Fiber Studio
                      • 1
                      Register

                      * This class has a prerequisite. See below.

                      Get to know our Baby Lock Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine working one-on-one with a studio volunteer.

                      Hoop and embroider a couple of designs that are among the hundreds that come loaded on the machine in this two-hour tutorial.

                      Leave the session ready to explore more of the machine’s dazzling number of functions and knowing how to leave the machine clean and ready for the next embroiderer.

                      Check out our Embroidery Machine Skills series to build your repertoire on the Solaris 2.

                      Please note:While this session is scheduled for two hours, you may finish more quickly depending on what designs you choose.

                      Details

                      ·        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: Rotating Fiber Studio Volunteers