Fiber Arts Classes

    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: PR081618SW
    • 4
    Register

    Montana printmaker Sukha Worob comes to BARN in August to teach an all-level, interdisciplinary, collaborative two session class. Students will have an opportunity to develop imagery using a set of pre-made screenprinted marks and laser-cut woodblocks. Silkscreen and laser cut matrices will be combined to create unique monoprints. 

    Basic relief hand-printing techniques using barens (hand held printing tools) will be taught, as well as basic silk screening technique. 

    On the first day students will create their work using existing blocks and marks, subsequently and should they choose to, participants will have an opportunity to develop their own forms and marks to add to the mix of imagery during printing on day 2.


    This class allows the participants to work collaboratively and think outside the box. Combining techniques from multiple studios, this is the essence of contemporary and conceptual printmaking.

    Imagery will be made on the ETA laser cutter on thin birch plywood, and in the fiber studio silk screens. Any interested can create their own imagery, or the provided blocks are available to use as building blocks to create unique combinations.


    All skill levels and ages 14 and up are welcome to register.  The class will meet and work in the BARN Fiber Studio.

    A materials fee of $25 will be added to the cost of the class upon registration.

    Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage


    About the Instructor

    Sukha Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. Worob's work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. His website can be viewed here: www.SukhaWorob.com

    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5
    Register

    This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines in workshops that have this course as a prerequisite.  This class will also qualify BARN members to use the sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.  

    Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Studio sewing machines.  This class will teach you how to:

    • set up the sewing machines for use;
    • thread the machine;
    • use the machine controls;
    • identify and use the sewing stitches that are best for your sewing project;
    • switch presser feet for different kind of sewing tasks; 
    • navigate the machine manual to better utilize the functions of the equipment;
    • Troubleshoot machine problems.
    Members: Free. Non-Members: $20. Please register so we know how many to expect.

    There are several 1-session classes to choose from.  Check the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Calendar for different times to take this class..


    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI081718RM
    • 6
    Register

    Do you get confused by sewing patterns and their instructions?  

    Would you like to learn more about how to use a commercial sewing pattern?

    If so, this Sewing Lab is for you.  Come join your fellow sewing enthusiasts and learn how to become "fluent" and reading and using commercial sewing patterns.

    Materials: Bring a sewing pattern you would like some help with.

    Skill Level: Universal

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Fiber Studio Member, Renae Matson, is a long time sewist who makes most of her clothing, as well as clothes for her grandchildren.  She has done many things in her life, including working as a professional sewing teacher.  She is an instrumental member of the Fiber Arts Studio Sewing Programming Committee -- always generating new and wonderful ways for us to sew together. 

    This is the third of our "Sewing Labs" --  brief programs focused on different sewing topics.  Stay tuned for future Sewing Labs.


    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081818TW
    • 0
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    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom. Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    Materials Fee
    : None.

    Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • Monday, August 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Join us for our first Knit-Along as we knit these cleverly constructed garter-stitch knit and felted slippers. 

    In a Knit-Along anyone can participate at their level and speed. This pattern requires you to know how to cast on, work in garter stitch (knit every row), bind off and sew seams. You will need to match gauge in order to end up with a slipper that fits!

    The pattern is free to download from the DROPS website. Click here to download. 

    ·        The activity is free for BARN Members.  

    ·        Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.

    Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    What to Bring

    ·        A copy of the downloaded ‘Elfies’ pattern. Click here to download.

    ·        420 yds (200 gr) total of Aran weight, 100% feltable wool yarn in any color or combination of colors. Note - If you decide to hold two yarns together, they should equal an Aran weight yarn when combined.

    ·        Size 10 straight or short circular needles. You may want to bring a range of sizes to ensure you can match gauge

    ·        Knitting notions: stitch markers, scissors, pencil, measuring tape, darning needle, etc.

    Note - we have some knitting needles available to use in the studio

    Skill Level - Advanced Beginner Experience with casting on, knitting, binding off, matching gauge

    Ages - Ages 14+ are welcome

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI082318TW
    • 0
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    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom. Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    Materials Fee
    : None.

    Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.


    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE

    BARN will be closed due to road work being conducted on Three Tree Lane. There will be no access to the BARN building on this day.

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI082518JH
    • 8

    This class has been canceled.


    This is a fun and functional cedar bark basket for all levels of experience. The native plant materials for use by students have all been respectfully gathered and prepared by Jo and George Hart, of Wilderness Basketry in Seabeck, Washington. 

    Jo Hart is a generous teacher who will guide students through learning how to do 2-strand twining, a design technique called overlaying, and weaving and shaping without using a mold. This beautiful basket will be finished with a common traditional Pacific Northwest rim. Gathering and preparation of materials will be discussed. 

    Materials Fee
    : $80.  Please bring a check made out to BARN or cash to the first day of class.

    Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome. 

    Age Level: The workshop is open to ages 14+

    Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Instructor Bio:  Jo Ann Hart grew up in the Appalachian Mountains near Berea, Kentucky.  When school was out, she would go out to play after breakfast and would be gone for the day exploring the flora and fauna.  There were no neighbor children to play with, so she usually entertained herself by studying nature and playing with native plants.  Her first basket was made from cockleburs and dyed with poke berries, and she often wove homes and bridges for insects from weed stems. 

    With the help of her Cherokee Appalachian grandmother, from an early age she learned to identify native plants and trees, and edible and medicinal plants.  Her family life brought her to the Pacific NW, where her love making baskets with native plants was rekindled. 

    Her first structured class was with instructor Melinda West in the mid 1980’s.  Once she started weaving, she couldn’t stop!  She has since studied with many contemporary fiber artists and pacific NW Native American Basket Weavers, apprenticing with Suquamish elder, Ed Carriere.  Jo teaches and shows her work locally and throughout the US.  Weaving gives her great pleasure, and she is happy to share her knowledge of plants and basketry, hoping others may also experience the spiritual and physical connection that working with natural materials offers.
       

    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 4
    Register

    This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite.  This class will also qualify BARN members to use the sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.  

    Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Studio sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:

    • set up the sewing machines for use;
    • thread the machine;
    • use the machine controls;
    • identify and use the sewing stitches that are best for your sewing project;
    • switch presser feet for different kind of sewing tasks; 
    • navigate the machine manual to better utilize the functions of the equipment;
    • Troubleshoot machine problems.
    Free to Members. Non-Members are $20.
    Please register so we know how many people will be coming.

    There are several 1-session classes to choose from.  Check the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Calendar for different times to take this class..


    • Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

    Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!


    Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.

    Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI090818GH
    • 8

    This class has been canceled.


    This small basket and the techniques students will learn are inspired by the basketry of the Peoples of the Mid-Columbia River, it’s tributaries, and the plateau above. George Hart will guide students through learning to graph their own design and to twine the designs using multiple colors into a small example of a “sally bag” style basket. Students will learn techniques using non-traditional materials and their own designs to make this approximately 3” tall by 2” diameter, finely twined basket.


    There is an additional Materials Fee of $25 per student. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the beginning of class.

    Skill Level: Universal -- all skill levels are welcome. Knowing how to twine is helpful.

    Age Level: 14+

    Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage.

    Instructor Bio: George Hart grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He is a recently retired Fish and Wildlife Biologist who has always felt a strong connection 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, September 11, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI091118TW
    • 8
    Register

    Lace knitting is all about making strategically placed decreases and holes (yarn-overs) in your knitting to create beautiful, intricate, flowing designs that look much harder to make than they really are.

    Come to the Fiber Studio on Tuesday evenings, the 11th and 18th, in September for no stress hands-on sessions where you will become familiar with common lace knitting techniques and make a knitted lace bookmark (or scarf). This drop-in session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills.

    Students Should Bring: - Bring yarn and needles two sizes larger than what is called for with that yarn: around 50 yards of fingering weight yarn to make a bookmark; or 200+ yards of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $5. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the first session.
    Class handouts will be provided. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI091318DL
    • 3
    Register

    This 2-day workshop will provide students with basic techniques for Nuno felting and surface design embellishments. This involves learning how to construct silk and wool fabric, the building block for all manner of projects from simple scarves to table runners, upholstery fabric and wall hangings. Design will also play an important role in planning your constructions.

    Participants will learn the history of felting and how to evaluate the quality and suitability of different silks and wools, and how they can continue to practice the techniques in their own studios. 

    Depending on time constraints and design complexity, participants will be able to complete either one large (shawl or poncho-sized) piece or two smaller (table runner or scarf) pieces that can be independent designs or part of a larger assembly. 

    Age Level - Teens through adult 

    Experience Level - No experience with wet felting is necessary. Experienced students can learn new techniques and design implementation.

    What to Bring to Class:

    Participants should provide a waterproof apron, and 2-3 old towels. This is a physical process, bordering on strenuous, but anyone can do it if they pace themselves. The course is suitable for attentive youth through elderly artist.

    Materials Fee of $50 will be added when you register.
    The instructor will provide materials for the workshop including wool, fabric, etc.

    Instructor Bio:
    Donna Lark states "I create Nuno  Felted clothing inspired by the features of the natural world that I am attracted to on a daily basis.  I love light, reflections, and colors that accompany the change of seasons.  My passion comes from an old family tradition of garment making.  My love of the outdoors led me to pursue degrees in Environmental Education (B.S.) and Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Michigan.   Landscape Architecture is, at its core, a design process that encourages a fluid and intuitive relationship between the built environment and the natural, dynamic elements that envelope it.  At its best, a good design enhances the best qualities of both nature and structure.  In my clothing designs there is a flow of color, form, texture and structure that is not unlike the movement in a garden.  I use a similar skill set that I do in designing a garden.  My goal is to enhance the qualities of the structure of the human body."


    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO091518MG
    • 15
    Register

    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add one- and two-point perspective to sketches as you experiment with different design ideas and settle on a final plan.

    This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills.  While offered through the Woodworking Studio, this class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.  

    Details:
    • Open to anyone 14 or older.
    • A materials fee of $10 to cover paper, pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser will be added when you register and pay.

    Instructor: Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education.  His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director.  He has always found a great pleasure in communicating with young people.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems.  He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.

    • Friday, September 21, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI070618MG
    • 14
    Register

    In this class, we focus our attention on how to make, use, and maintain an organic indigo vat using the 1-2-3 method popularized by Michel Garcia of France.  This method is easy, effective, non-toxic, and uses a much gentler chemical suite than industrial indigo ingredients.  

    We will learn about indigo and its history, and participants will work on creating samples from provided fabric to understand how to layer and build color.  How to balance and maintain this kind of vat will also be covered.  Then the vats will be opened for individual dipping!  

    Materials and What to Bring: Each person can bring a small selection of fabrics to experiment and dip, and we will provide guidelines and support.  Participants will be able to take home a portion of the vats to continue their indigo practice.  A selection of natural indigo will be available for sale

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio: Kathy Hattori is a recognized authority on natural dyes and pigments as well as commercial applications using natural dyes and has been a pioneer in the field since 2003.  She is the founder and President of Botanical Colors,through which she sells organically certified dyes to artisans and industrial clients seeking a more sustainable, natural color palette.

    In addition to consulting and advising companies on their natural dye implementation strategies, Kathy has worked with the largest natural dye houses in the U.S. Her international experience includes creating a natural dye program for the largest organically certified tannery in Europe and implementing large-scale natural dye programs.

    She has also consulted and advised a number of major retail brands, and worked on a USDA VAPG grant in 2013 for natural dye research.

    In 2016, Botanical Colors was named a Sustainability Leadership Award finalist by Sustainable Seattle and continues to grow working with major fashion brands worldwide.

    She currently teaches and lectures about natural dyes and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production as well as scaling natural color.


    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI070718KH
    • 15
    Register

    Natural dyes have a unique and rich history and in modern times, we are fortunate to be able to easily create beautiful colors that were once only permitted in the wardrobes of royalty and the ruling classes.  

    We will create a rainbow of natural colors in this intensive two-day workshop using concentrated dye extracts of cochineal, madder, weld, logwood, and cutch.  

    Last year, we worked primarily with wool. This year, participants will work with cotton and linen fabrics and learn how to achieve rich, beautiful color results from each dye extract. 

    We will also delve into the important topics of mordants and modifiers for achieving an expanded range of color.  

    Materials: All fabric will be provided, and students will take home enough to make a small project.  Each participant will receive a folio with information about each dye plant plus recipes and procedures for naturally dyeing at home.  Natural dyes will be available for sale.  Download the pdf file with the complete materials list here.  BARN 2018 Hattori Rainbow Class Materials List.pdf

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio: Kathy Hattori is a recognized authority on natural dyes and pigments as well as commercial applications using natural dyes and has been a pioneer in the field since 2003.  She is the founder and President of Botanical Colors, through which she sells organically certified dyes to artisans and industrial clients seeking a more sustainable, natural color palette.

    In addition to consulting and advising companies on their natural dye implementation strategies, Kathy has worked with the largest natural dye houses in the U.S. Her international experience includes creating a natural dye program for the largest organically certified tannery in Europe and implementing large-scale natural dye programs.

    She has also consulted and advised a number of major retail brands, and worked on a USDA VAPG grant in 2013 for natural dye research.

    In 2016, Botanical Colors was named a Sustainability Leadership Award finalist by Sustainable Seattle and continues to grow working with major fashion brands worldwide.

    She currently teaches and lectures about natural dyes and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production as well as scaling natural color.
    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI092618CR+
    • 6
    Register

    Clothing to Make, Embellish and Wear

    In this 3 session class, explore ways to create garments that suit you and your life style.  

    Day 1:  Focus is on trying on a wide range of clothing, copying patterns and exploring fabric choices, color, longings, edges and joins.

    Day 2:  Make samples that will transform cloth using various techniques including resist, paint sticks, discharge and stamping plus two silk scarves using fabric paint/shibori.

    Day 3: Focus on creating samples of contemporary embroidery for clothing, simple braids and beading.

    Note: A complete reference notebook will be completed by each student.



    Details:
    A Materials Fee of $85 will be added when you register. Class material fees include:  all surface design fabrics and materials, embroidery threads, fabrics, yarn for braids, beads, cloth for beads, needles, handouts and miscellaneous studio supplies.

    In addition to items provided by the instruction and the BARN Fiber Studio, students will be sent a list of basic supplies after registering that they will need to bring to class such as an apron, plastic glove, tape measure, etc.

    Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage.

    Instructor Bio:

    Anita Luvera Mayer was introduced to looms and weaving by her mother-in-law, a well-known Seattle weaving instructor.  Clothing designed and worn by Anita always relates to ethnic garments with the finishes and embellishments done by hand.  Her work has been included in national and international shows and one-woman retrospectives. 

    Her garment “Rags to Riches” was selected from  6000 entries for inclusion in the Fiber Arts Design Book #7. In addition, Anita’s series “Mantles for Women: Rites of Passage”, a collection of six garments, was  the focus of an exhibition “Life Passages: Women, Dress and Culture” at the Beach Museum at Kansas State University.  This series has been donated to the university by Ms. Mayer and the collection will be integrated into the courses in the Women’s Studies Program. 

    Anita presents workshops and lectures throughout the United States and Canada and  is the author of five books with her articles appearing frequently in major fiber publications. Anita's book, 
    Clothing from the Hands that Weave has just been republished by Echo Printing.  Her studio is located in Anacortes, Washington.


    Contact Person:  Carol Reynolds, carolre2077@gmail.com or Roberta Nelson, robertasn@comcast.net 


    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO092918MG
    • 16
    Register

    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add shading to sketches so that they look more realistic and allow you to see different layers and angles of your design.

    This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills. While offered through the Woodworking Studio, this class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.  

    Details:
    • Open to anyone 14 or older.
    • A materials fee of $10 to cover paper, pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser will be added when you register and pay.

    Instructor: Michael Gunderson - Michael moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education.  His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director.  He has always found a great pleasure in communicating with young people.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems.  He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Fiber Arts Studio, FI092918SS
    • 0
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    Learn to prepare the fresh branches of the Western red cedar into a sculptural showpiece. Sue Skelly is famous for her innovative sculptural art pieces made using cedar branches. She will show students how to make a branch armature and randomly weave a multitude of hand-gathered branches into a form to create a sturdy indoor or outdoor cedar ball. 

    It is suggested that if any student is a collector, to bring some suitable items to class with them that are large enough, (5” x 5” or so) to put inside the center of the sphere. Another idea for students, is to bring ornaments, or objects that have holes in them that are large enough to string onto the cedar branches as they weave, thus incorporating their personal objects into their spheres. 

    Materials Fee:
      $75, payable at the class by cash or check made out to BARN

    Skill Level: All skill levels welcome.

    Age Requirement: Open to ages 14 and older.

    Bring a sack lunch, water, and comfortable work clothes.

    INSTRUCTOR: On a trip to southern England, as a landscape designer gathering inspiration, Sue Skelly was impressed by the miles of wattle-brush fencing along the farms and lanes.  After returning from her trip in 1989, her relationship with Western Red Cedar began when she purchased piece of land with a beautiful mature natural forest.  This environment gave her the idea of building her own wattle fence using the abundant and renewable resource of cedar limbs.  Through trial and error she built her first woven cedar fence, and her passion for working with cedar was born. 

    Over the years, Sue has developed many styles and forms of art using cedar branches; some functional and some purely sculptural.  She loves the process; being in the comfort of the woods with her dogs; harvesting and preparing just the right branches for each project.  Sue is a member of the NW Basket Weavers Guild, where she has learned many weaving techniques with all parts of the Western Red Cedar tree from a community of teachers.  Sue’s Fine Art Degree and passion for making is manifested in her original Cedar art; a line of beautiful button jewelry; and in her Cedar fencing and trellis work.  Sue has been a featured artist in Martha Stewart Living  magazine, as well as in other books and publications, and her woven vedar works are in public and private collections.

    • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

    Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!

    Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.

    Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, Class Code FI100618SH
    • 6
    Register

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

    This is a 2 session class that will be held on October 6th and October 20th.

    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: $40
    Material fees will cover the cost of yarn and the pattern for the class. Please bring a check or cash to the first day of class.

     Students Should Bring

    • 16 inch Size 13 Circular Needle.
    • Lunch. 
    • A sense of adventure.
    • A desire to have a great time with fellow participants.

    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.  Everyone who has taken  her knitting and spinning classes at BARN rates her as an excellent teacher who's knowledge and wonderful way of working with students is marvelous.  

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI101218KH
    • 6
    Register

    Everyone loves these tiny necklace baskets twined with imported 4-ply Irish Waxed Linen. They are made upside down with an unusual starting technique. Choose from pre-made kits in many colors, including glass beads for the rum and tassel. Students will learn how to hold the spokes and weavers to achieve even tension, and how to make 2-ply cordage for the necklace cord. This class is challenging, but motivated beginners are welcome. The design for the beginners, shown in the picture, is called “French Checkerboard”.

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $40. Please bring cash or a check payable to BARN at onset of class.

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All levels of skills welcome.

    Age Level: 14+

    Please bring a bag lunch. There is a refrigerator to store your lunch.

    Instructor Bio: Kay Harradine has been teaching basketry throughout the US and Canada for over thirty years. With degrees in Forestry and Education from the University of Washington, she brings both ethnobotanical knowledge and strong teaching skills to her workshops. Kay encourages exploration of many types of materials and the technologies for their use. All her workshops are innovative and fun.


    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI1018KH-2
    • 8
    Register

    Baskets are vessels, containers which enclose a volume of space. In this class, students will explore this creative concept by weaving a capacious rounded form, using a simple open twining technique. 

    Twining is a type of weaving utilized by cultures all around the world. Students will create a structural framework, or skeleton, using rattan reed, and open twining. Once the forms are complete, students will learn how to cover their structures with layers of fine tissue and rice papers to create a translucent skin. The surface then becomes like a painter’s canvas. It may be embellished with a collage of special papers, perhaps your own handmade papers, pressed plants or found objects. When displayed in a window or used as a luminary, light filtering through these basket vessels will offer a glimpse of their beautifully patterned structure.

    Skill Level: Intermediate - twining experience is necessary. 

    Materials Fee: $50 
    Materials fee payable by cash or check made out to BARN at onset of class.

    Instructor Bio: Kay Harradine has been teaching basketry throughout the US and Canada for over thirty years. With degrees in Forestry and Education from the University of Washington, she brings both ethnobotanical knowledge and strong teaching skills to her workshops. Kay encourages exploration of many types of materials and the technologies for their use. All her workshops are innovative and fun. 

    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI101618RS
    • 5
    Register
    • Hate to warp, but love to weave?
    • Want more versatility from a single warp?
    • Then this is a workshop for you!

    In this 2 session workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites,  and echo treadling.  Four-shaft loom required.  (Note:  This is not a round-robin workshop.)

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $15. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the first day of class.

    Skill LevelsThis workshop is appropriate for a wide range of weavers including those who have only taken a beginning weaving class to those who are advanced weavers.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch.

    Fiber Arts Studio Artist-in-Residence: Robyn Spady.  Robyn Spady is a national treasure in the arts and crafts field, and we are are delighted that she is our inaugural BARN Fiber Arts Studio Artist-in-Residence.  Robyn is often the keynote speaker at conferences and meetings across the country, and she also does hands-on teaching. She is the author of numerous books and writes regularly for various fiber publications, including Handwoven.

    Come learn why we are so excited about having her as our Artist-in-Residence.



    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code FI102218K
    • 9
    Register

    Learn the basics of bra making to sew beautiful creations.  In this lecture and demonstration you will learn: 

    • about various bra styles;
    • how to choose the best bra patterns for you;
    • what the necessary materials are for making bras and where to find them;
    • the steps for making your own bras;
    • tips for reverse-engineering a favorite bra to use as a pattern;
    • easy alterations to make bras fit better.

    Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 10+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Karen started sewing bras over 20 years ago in a serendipitous moment when her favorite bra style was discontinued and Threads magazine published an article on making bras shortly thereafter.  She enjoys sourcing beautiful fabrics and laces from Germany, China, and the Netherlands to make her bras.  Karen has taught sewing to youth and adults for over thirty years through 4-H, American Sewing Guild, and Clothing and Textile Advisor programs.


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102718LV
    • 7
    Register

    Join Linnie Veilleux to learn the basics of weaving a cat-head basket using black walnut for the uprights and white oak for the weavers. Handcrafted splints from the hills of Tennessee will be used to construct this beautiful splint woven basket, giving it a lovely shadow effect. 

    Woven in the Shaker tradition over a wooden hand-turned mold, the basket will be finished with your choice of a hand carved fixed-handle, or a swing-handle, made of white oak. The basket size will be approximately 5”x 6”. Linnie will bring all of the supplies needed for students to complete this basket, including molds for use during this two day workshop.

    Details:
    This class is a beginner/intermediate class. Workshop participants should have experience with basketry vocabulary and making a basket.
    There will be a materials fee of $65 added when you register, (mold is not included).

    Feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator, dishes, microwave, etc.

    Instructor Bio:
    Linnie Veilleux has been weaving and teaching on the Olympic Peninsula for the past 20 years, running classes out of my Wits' End Studio, located in Kingston, WA.  Whether it's working on new basketry designs, sharing knowledge of basketry, or attending and selling at farmer's markets in our area, her love of basketry keeps on growing. “I have been lucky enough to be mentored by a white oak artist so now my designs are growing.  I hope to inspire others to expand on their creativity by learning something new and working with materials that aren't native to this area.

    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE102918CE
    • 7
    Register

    Accepted as the most versatile of bead weaving stitches, peyote can be used for flat bands as well as structural shapes by utilizing the same basic technique and thread path.  For the Simply Tubular bracelet, students will be creating four small beaded strips which will be “zipped up” to create individual tubes into which leather cording will be inserted.  Two options will be presented for creating the centerpiece ~ the captured crystal as shown or utilizing an already finished component. Weaving tips, problem solving, finishing techniques and resources will also be discussed.  An open studio will be available for additional help. 

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee.

    All levels welcome.

    Teacher Bio: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 
    Students may bring lunch or go out.  

    Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, refrigerator and microwave are available at BARN.

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 6
    Register

    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.
    Details:
    • Spinning wheels will be available for students to use.
    • There will be a materials fee of $35 added when you register.
    • Skill Level:   Universal.  All skill levels welcome.
    • Ages: This class is open to kids 10 and older. Parents are welcome to join their children but is not required. A permission form is required. Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Please bring socks to wear.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    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.



    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

    Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!


    Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.

    Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE111518CE
    • 8
    Register

    There is something quite magical about making something so wonderful out of little tiny beads!!!  This three dimensional piece is created by weaving ten small peyote stitched diamonds, joining them into the star shape which is filled with fluff and embellished with crystals.  This makes an extraordinary gift or heirloom ornament! Review of basic peyote stitch, intro to shaping and advanced techniques, other weaving tips, problem solving, finishing techniques and resources will also be discussed.  An open studio will be available for additional help.  Peyote stitch primer is suggested but not required.

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee.

    All levels welcome.

    Teacher Bio: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 
    Students may bring lunch or go out.  

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event

    BARN Bazaar 


    Join our BARN Artisans in a show and sell event. 


    More info to come soon!

    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE120318CE
    • 8
    Register

    For just a pittance and no prior experience, you can make dozens of these eye-catching, truly wonderful pieces.  Supply kits will include packets of ROYGBIV beads (rainbow colors!!!) and 16 and 24 gauge wire (either silver or copper).  Use your imagination and change up color combinations to create a variety of different looks. These  bracelets are even great for guys!  Make the piece a bit longer, add a chain and you have a beautiful necklace or set!!!  Tools will be provided and basic wire working techniques covered. Productive, fun and stress-free guaranteed!

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee.

    All levels welcome.

    Teacher Bio: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 
    Students may bring lunch or go out.  

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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