Fiber Arts Classes

    • Friday, February 15, 2019
    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI021119RM
    • 3
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    "I used to love sewing  but it's been at least 20 years!" If that's the case, this is the class for you!  

    Just learning to sew and you have taken the Brothers Sewing Machine Orientation Class?  This could be a great class to build your skills!

    We're going to review all the changes in sewing and then move onto making a garment together!  You will get to choose from several patterns including patterns appropriate for women and/or men.

    Session 1 will be a short 1 hour lecture.

    Sessions 2 & 3 will be hands-on sewing classes.
    Sessions UPDATE: Session 3 will be scheduled shortly. The first session of this class (originally on Feb. 11) was canceled due to inclement weather. The class will now start on Friday, February 15th (weather permitting), then the second session on Friday, Feb. 22.

    Get that sewing mojo going!

    PrerequisiteYou must have taken the Brother Sewing Machine Orientation Class in order to qualify for this class. There are two classes available. Tuesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 7th.

    Ages: Ages 18+ 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. 

    • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI021719SH
    • 4
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    Join us for our second 'Knit-Along.'  We have been hoping Sandy Hall would teach us how to knit this vest ever since we first saw her wear it.  This Garter Stitch Vest is simple yet a very stylish vest.  

    Never participated in a Knit-Along?  A Knit-Along is a community activity where knitters get together and work on the same project at the same time.  It allows us to work as a group, share our enthusiasm, ask questions, and solve challenges.  For this 'Knit Along' you will already need to know how to knit a simple stitch and how to cast on.

    This Knit-Along is free for BARN members and $30 for Guests.

    Materials: $5 for the pattern.  

    Knit-Along participants need to bring:

    • Size 7 circular needle (32”)
    • Knitting worsted yarn.  Yardage: Small 780; Medium 910; Large 1040; XL 1170;  2X 1360.

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.  Students need to know how to do the knit stitch and cast on.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    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.  


    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI022419TW
    • 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.


    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI022619SM
    • 0

    Learn the basic safety principles for using the Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine and make a canvas tote bag as a project. 

    This class is required to be certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine during Open Industrial Sewing Machine Studio sessions.

    This is a hands-on course.   Students will:

    • Be given an orientation to the Sailrite machine; 
    • Learn Fiber Arts Studio policies and procedures for using Sailrite machine during special Open Industrial Sewing Machine Studio sessions; 
    • Use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine and Reeds Sailmaker Industrial Sewing Machine to sew a canvas tote bag using a kit with pre-cut fabric provided by your instructor, Susan Morton.

    Materials Fee: $30.  Precut fabric pattern pieces for tote bag.

    Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced Beginner.  Students should be familiar with using sewing machines and have experience sewing with a standard sewing machine.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Susan Morton creates iconic canvas tote bags, backpacks and other durable and superbly made canvas products.  Susan is a longtime  Bainbridge Islander who can be found at the Bainbridge Farmers Market selling her hand sewn products.  She receives rave reviews for her teaching style.  She has been instrumental in helping the BARN Fiber Arts Studio industrial sewing program get off the ground and we feel very lucky to have her teaching this industrial sewing machine certification program for us.


    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 15
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    The Fiber Arts Studio Orientation Session is an opportunity to learn about what is possible to do in the Studio and how you can get involved.

    There is so much to do in the world of fiber including: basketry, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, dyeing, felting, making shoes, etc.

    The Fiber Arts Studio Orientation provides you with important information about:

    • Fiber Arts Studio policies for use and care of the Studio 
    • Safety Procedures.
    • Introduction to the equipment and work spaces within the Studio and how you can get qualified to use the equipment.
    • Leadership structure within the Studio and how you can get involved with everything from hosting open studios, to serving on programming committees, organizing the monthly studio meetings, participating in community service projects, acting as instructor liaisons for our workshops, and becoming a member of the Studio steering committee.
    • The volunteer nature of our organization and the importance of members caring for keeping the Studio well maintained and clean.
    • Access to the Studio with your BARN fob.

    And most importantly, come and learn about the warm community of people engaged in using the Fiber Arts Studio

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.  If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.



    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
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    Come Make Prayer Arrows at our February Monthly Fiber Arts Studio Meeting .  

    Each month the Fiber Arts Studio holds a monthly meeting with updates on what is taking place in the Studio and a hands-on workshop.

    For February, Caroline Cooley Browne will be teaching us how to make prayer arrows.

    Fiber wrapping is a Native American tradition.  We will learn to wrap sticks with fibers and insert a blessing, prayer or wish for a person you love.

    Wrapping colors and fibers that remind you of the person or thought are a contemplative, meditative process that is simple and beautiful.

    Supplies are provided and no experience is needed.  You can bring found or favorite items such as feathers, herbs, and fibers.

    Ages 14+ are welcome to attend.  Folks under 14 will need to bring a parent, grandparent, or other adult with them.

    PLEASE REGISTER SO THAT WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE TO EXPECT -- THANKS


    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI030219PS
    • 4
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    Those of you who have had the good fortune to take a basketry class with Polly Adams Sutton at BARN, know what a master basket weaver she is and what a phenomenal teacher she is.  

    Polly will be back in the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN in 2019 teaching her new workshop -- "Chasing Beargrass."

    In this class you will learn to chase twine NW sweetgrass over prepared cedar bark while simultaneously weaving bear grass. Polly will demonstrate how to prepare beargrass. Your finish for your basket will be a  folded border. 

    Materials: $75 for basketry materials

    Skill Level: Universal -- all levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Instructor Bio: Polly Adams Sutton is a Seattle artist. Her educational background was art with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Once settled in the Pacific Northwest she was introduced to basketry through the Seattle Weaver’s Guild. It has been her practicing art ever since. She harvests cedar bark each spring in logging areas throughout Washington. Her sculptural work is primarily twined, although she experiments with wire as a woven element in her asymmetrical shapes. Her work is exhibited in galleries nationwide, and she has been recipient of many awards in juried exhibits, and was awarded an artist project grant in 2012 through the City of Seattle, to experiment with invasive vines in her work. She also received an Artist Trusts GAP Grant which she used in conjunction with a Seattle Weavers Guild Grant for investigating the basketry of Sardinia. Her piece is also on the cover of the book “500 Baskets”.

    Website: pollyadamssutton.com 
    Contact Polly at padamssutton@icloud.com 


    • Monday, March 04, 2019
    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI030419RS
    • 2
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    If you know how to weave and would love to create original patterns and then weave them into a variety of designs, then this workshop is for you!

    Join nationally known fiber artist Robyn Spady as she gives us an in-depth look at the amazing versatility of  the twill weaving structure.  

    This class is for weavers looking to further their knowledge about twills with an emphasis on advancing and networked twills, but will also cover corkscrew twills and echo weaves.

    Students will:

    • understand how to draft and weave advancing, networked, and integrated twills;
    • explore how versatile a single threading can be; and
    • weave a sampler with a variety of patterns and designs.

    Important Details:

    Please Note
    : The BARN Fiber Arts Studio has 8 floor looms available for use in this workshop.  To reserve one of our looms for this workshop, please click on the appropriate "Member Discount Price - Need to use studio loom" or "Guest Price - Need to use studio loom". OR click on Guest/member "using table loom". 

    Students are required to warp their looms prior to the beginning of the workshop.  An instruction sheet and pattern will be supplied to you in your confirmation email sent to you after you register.  Please look for that confirmation email in your "spam" folder if you have never received emails from BARN before. Information on times when students will be able to warp studio looms will be sent before the workshop.  If you plan to bring your own loom you must use a 4 shaft loom or higher. Table looms will work for this class. 

    Materials: $15. The materials fee is for a notebook Robyn provides with detailed information about the content of the workshop.  The material fees cost will be added to the workshop fee when you register for the workshop. 

    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.

    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI010819
    • 9

    The Surface Design Study Group (SDSG) is a group for fiber artists to meet to share surface design ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The specific meeting topics and formats vary from month to month. There are a variety of items on the agenda including: speakers, activities*, idea sharing, art presentations and, when requested, constructive critiquing.

    *Activities that require BARN Fiber Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Fiber Lead/Steering Committee and posted separately. They are often space limited and all participants are required to sign up for them through the BARN website calendar.

    Fees

    BARN Members - Free (Please register)

    Non-Members  - $24 for January - June 2019 meetings and must register. 

    Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend SDSG meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting/sessions, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting.

    Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Please contact Roberta Nelson with any questions: robertasn@comcast.net 


    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 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, March 07, 2019
    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI030719AM
    • 19
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    If you have ever taken a workshop from Anita Mayer, you know this workshop will offer a rich experience in surface design techniques and creativity.  

    This is a hands-on workshop creating, designing, and completing a passport/boarding pass holder while learning fabric painting, beading, stitchery, shisha mirror and lining methods.

    Participants will learn about how to combine fabric colors and textures, sources and materials suitable for beading, fabrics that are appropriate for lining, and ways to use simple embroidery stitches in creative ways.

    All of the techniques used in this class are applicable for use on clothing or accessories.  The instructor's collection of these examples will be displayed.

    Materials: $40 for kits of materials (melton cloth, embroidery floss, mirrors, beading needle and sewing needle, beads, fabrics for lining, cord for necklace, fabric paints, foam brushes, and handouts).  

    Material fee will automatically be added during registration for the workshop.

    Students Supply List:
    Students need to bring the following supplies to class:

    • Scissors for paper and cloth
    • straight pins
    • Pens and notebook
    • Thimble (optional).

    Skill Level: Universal

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    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


    • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031019JS+
    • 3
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    Participate in the Knitting Block of the Month in March!

    Every month we will be knitting blocks for use either as dishcloths (using cotton yarn) or pillow tops and afghans using worsted weight yarn.  Techniques will be taken from Learn to Knit Afghan Book by Barbara G. Walker. We will focus on a different technique each month starting in January 2019 through June 2019.

    We hope you saw the hand knitted dishcloths that Jennifer Slack and Julie Williams sold at the 2018 BARN bazaar -- similar to what we will be doing for the Knitting Block of the Month Club. If those inspired you to make your own, consider joining us on the second Sunday of each month (January through June) from 1pm to 3pm.

    You can sign up for one or all , but please register for each individual session, so we will know how many to expect"

    In March we will focus on a Twist stitch pattern.  See sample in photo above.

    Materials: A material list will be emailed to registrants a couple weeks before the workshop session. 

    Skill Level: Advance Beginner -- This class is for advanced beginners.  Class participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on, and cast off.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.



    • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI032719DS
    • 3
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    Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options to create cloth.  

    Learn how to do all the steps in weaving:  setting up and using a floor loom, project planning, weave structure and pattern, and many tricks of the trade. 

    This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment. The class will emphasis learning how to weave, how to set up a floor loom, how to plan projects, and how to read a weaving draft. During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.

    Students will use BARN floor looms and equipment.  

    There will be a $20 materials fee.

    What to Bring:
    Students should bring their own scissors.

    Instructor:

    Deb Sweet is a long-time weaver and teacher at BARN.  She will have various Teaching Assistants during the class, all BARN members active in the Fiber Arts Studio.  Deb has taught at BARN for the past several years and has a love for weaving that is infectious.





    Reviewed 12-6/tt

    • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031419TW
    • 10
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    Have you ever wondered what a pi shawl is all about? Come learn how wonderfully clever and easy it is to make these circular shawls. Or make a simple modification to make a half-circle. Knit or crochet - the ‘geometry’ is the same!

    You can either bring a pattern (there are many free patterns on Ravelry), pick up a free pattern here or design your own! The structure of pi shawls means it is super easy to design your own. Bring some yarn and needles or hooks, and start right in on your own pi shawl. Any weight yarn will work; any size circle will be great! A coaster, small rug, or a small blanket are all great alternatives to a shawl. 


    • 10:00 -11:00 AM will be a talk about pi shawls.
    • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM will be for those who want to stay and design and/or start a project.

    Supplies for Students to Bring to the Workshop: The supply list below is for students who want to start a pi shawl project. Students who just want to come for the talk do not need to bring supplies.

    If the student wants to start a pi shawl project s/he should bring the following supplies:

    • Shawl Pattern; 
    • Yarn and appropriate needles for that yarn if the student wants to start a project;  
    • stitch dictionaries (optional);
    • grid paper, pencils if the student wants to design a shawl.

      Skill LevelAdvanced Beginner and Beyond - If participants want to start a project, they must have basic knitting or crochet skills.

      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.


      • Saturday, March 16, 2019
      • Sunday, March 17, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031619PT
      • 3
      Register

      Are you new to basket making or always wanted to take a workshop?

      Made baskets in the past? 

      Come cut your teeth on a challenging and rewarding beginning basket. Come brush up on your skills and learn some new techniques and perspectives about basket making.

      Immerse yourself in a 2 day, all-inclusive basketry workshop! Students will learn the twining technique, the fundamentals of materials selection, basket shaping, and the importance of tension while making an approximate 15" diameter x 3" tall basket.

      The split spoke and twined construction of this basket base will boast a colorful spiral pattern. Students will have vibrant colors to choose from for the basket base. All round reed will be pre-dyed and prepared for this specific project.  The basket will be made from multiple diameters of round reed which lend additional textural interest.  

       DAY ONE: Students will make a woven base for the basket. Most likely students will move onto the next step of inserting the side spokes to work up the sides of the basket. Students will focus on the twining technique, the importance of tension on the weaving materials, keeping base spokes evenly spaced and how to create a dome and why it is an important function of a basket base.

      DAY TWO: Students will complete adding side spokes and finish up the side weaving. Students will be focusing on the tension of the weaving materials and how to bring shape to the basket. This will then lead students to creating a substantial border which brings the basket to completion.

      Materials: $105 (collected at registration for the class).  Students will receive supplies for 2 baskets. One basket will be made during the workshop. The additional materials will be provided to take home to make another basket while the techniques are fresh at hand!  

      All tools needed will be provided for students to use during the 2 day workshop.

      Students Need to BringBring 1-2 old bath towels and hand cream.   The dye may come off on your hands and clothes so it’s best to wear comfortable old work clothes, and layers for warmth. 

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

      Skill Level: Universal.  All skill levels welcome.  Hand strength is required.

      Ages: Ages 18+ Welcome.

      Instructor Bio: Peeta Tinay grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born into a family of creatives: her father a chemist by day and a jeweler by night, her mother a painter and weaver. Art work from both parents and their friends filled the house throughout her childhood. Her grandfather was an inventor, keeping a fully functional foundry and pattern shop behind the family home. Roaming through his old work buildings was always an adventure. This early creative environment was fertile ground through which she came of age and discovered her life’s work.  From 1990 to 2000 at The Caning Shop in Berkeley California she was introduced to techniques involved in the restoration of wicker furniture. In 2000 a move to Washington gave a fresh start motivating her to branch out. She continued restoration work and also started making wicker pieces from the ground up using 1920's wicker as inspiration.

      Artist StatementI spent the first two decades of my career learning and refining restoration techniques of antique and contemporary wicker furniture. In 2011, at age 43, a cathartic personal discovery about my birth and heritage threw open a door to creativity and set my work on a new and unexpected course. This experience provided the catalyst I needed to start creating my own designs for the baskets I make. I am inspired by techniques from antique wicker furniture, passementerie and anything exceptionally made and beautiful finished. Repeating patterns intentional and unintentional always catch my eye for a second look.

      My basketry projects combine a variety of weaving techniques including twining, plaiting and lashing. I now prefer to create large works, moving beyond previously held notions of scale and proportion. Fine detail is achieved by using small-diameter round reed in the beginning stages of weaving which eventually transitions to larger reed. The combination of bold scale and fine detail are, to me, simply sublime. When plaiting with flat reed, I discovered additional interest by using multiple layers - juxtaposing interior and exterior colors that draw the observer deeper into the work. Cellulose fiber dyes are hand-blended creating either natural hues or vibrant colors. Finishing steps include a UV archival varnish and a hand-buffed wax finish.

      From weaving techniques using a variety of materials to replicating complex finishes using paints, stains and dyes, my skills are continuously expanding. Reed, the primary material used in antique woven furniture, is the material I have chosen to use in all my projects. Derived from the vine rattan palm, it has been a workhorse in the production of handwoven wicker furniture since the 1880’s which ushered in America’s Golden Age of wicker furniture production. The versatility and resilience of this amazing material gives each new project infinite possibilities.

      I feel that my current work captures and showcases all of my skills with reference to design and technique. I will continue to evolve as a craftswoman, seeking excellence in my work and within myself.


      • Monday, March 18, 2019
      • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031819LH
      • 4
      Register

      The Tablet weaving technique known as “threaded-in design” taught in this beginner’s class will introduce you to a world of possibilities offered by this seemingly simple form of weaving. We will be weaving little sheep in a row. No experience is necessary, you will learn how the cards move, how to make your own cards, how to weave using the back strap method (a portable loom) and how to make your own simple pattern. Tablet weaving will give you never ending possibilities to make bookmarks, belts, trim pieces, embellishments for garments, lanyards, guitar straps, jewelry, etc. This class opens the door for new challenging and complex designs and hours of weaving enjoyment. Join the fun!

      Materials: $5.  Materials include handout, warp yarn, cards, etc. 

      Skill Level: Beginning Level

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

      Instructor Bio: Lynne Hart is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  She took her first weaving lessons in 1997 from a professional weaver while living in California.  She has been living in Kitsap county since 1999 and has participated in several Guilds in this and surrounding counties. A regular exhibitor in the annual Kitsap Fair, she has received many ribbons for her work including Best of Class; Best of Category; Best of Show; Best of Division; Judges Choice and Superintendent’s Award. She has participated in numerous workshops, led programs and taught workshops, as well as serving as State Representative for the Handweavers’ Guild of America (July 2005-2007). Her interest in Tablet weaving began in 2002, and since then she has had the opportunity and privilege to participate in classes with Master Weavers in this discipline.


      • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
      • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
      • 7 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom
      • 2
      Register

      Join fellow weavers for a year-long study group meeting one day a month to  view the Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen in BARN's small classroom. We will learn new weaving techniques and share our success as weavers. Here is a link to the project that will be featured in these sessions, what fun to have monthly "weave-along"  projects with this study group: JST Online Guild Season 3.

      Details:

      • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group.
      • This is free for BARN members. Non-Members can pay the $20.00 drop-in fee per session and also attend Weaving Wednesdays Open Studio that goes from Noon to 2:00 pm in the Fiber Arts studio. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the monthly sessions, those who register will get emails on the monthly topics.
      • Please register for this series so we know how many will be attending. You can attend each month or pick and choose the month/episodes you want to view and attend.
      • Participants will need to enroll in the JST online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires a fee to join and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the JST Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the JST Guild website.  

      Group Host:
      Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.org

      More about the instructor Jane Stafford:

      Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself.  In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

      • Thursday, March 21, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI032119TW
      • 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.


      • Saturday, March 23, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI032419RC
      • 6
      Register

      During this day-long course, you'll design & create a pair of sandals for your own feet that will age beautifully and last many years!

      The class will move through every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns (or inventing new ones) to suit your feet and design preferences. Next we cut and assemble the leather pieces, paying close attention to fit, and finally attach the layers to a VIBRAM rubber sole.

      Rachel Corry has a wide selection of leather colors and textures to choose from. Stylistically, almost anything is possible as long as its a sandal (open toe, open heel). Generally people choose to choose to make either a buckling sandal, a tying sandal, or a slide. Take a look at her website and Instagram to get a sense of popular styles but feel free to gather inspiration from wherever and bring it along.

      This class is hard work: participants use hammers, utility knives, anvils, and get barefoot! 

      Sandal-making is easy to continue at home with a few simple tools once you have the basics down.

      Materials: $85 for leather and all materials needed to make your pair of sandals.  Material fee will be added at registration for the course.

      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:  Rachel Corry makes sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. She teaches sandal-making classes regularly in Oregon, California, and Washington. She believes that learning to make sandals is a great first step if you're interested in making your own shoes.


      • Sunday, March 24, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI032419RC
      • 6
      Register

      During this day-long course, you'll design & create a pair of sandals for your own feet that will age beautifully and last many years!

      The class will move through every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns (or inventing new ones) to suit your feet and design preferences. Next we cut and assemble the leather pieces, paying close attention to fit, and finally attach the layers to a VIBRAM rubber sole.

      Rachel Corry has a wide selection of leather colors and textures to choose from. Stylistically, almost anything is possible as long as its a sandal (open toe, open heel). Generally people choose to choose to make either a buckling sandal, a tying sandal, or a slide. Take a look at her website and Instagram to get a sense of popular styles but feel free to gather inspiration from wherever and bring it along.

      This class is hard work: participants use hammers, utility knives, anvils, and get barefoot! 

      Sandal-making is easy to continue at home with a few simple tools once you have the basics down.

      Materials: $85 for leather and all materials needed to make your pair of sandals.  Material fee will be added at registration for the course.

      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:  Rachel Corry makes sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. She teaches sandal-making classes regularly in Oregon, California, and Washington. She believes that learning to make sandals is a great first step if you're interested in making your own shoes.


      • Monday, March 25, 2019
      • Thursday, March 28, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI032519BJ
      • 8
      Register

      We started a series of programs we call “Sew-Alongs.” What is a Sew-Along?  It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.  

      The Fiber Arts Studio 'Sewing Programming Committee' selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase their own pattern, fabric, and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment. 

      This March Sew-Along will be ‘The Farrow Dress’ pattern by Grainline Studio. The Farrow Dress features an A-line shape, some diagonal seams and a jewel neckline. You can choose long sleeves for cooler temperatures or leave the sleeves off for a summer option. This dress is sure to be a wonderful layering piece to add to your wardrobe.

      Suggested Fabrics

      Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, silk charmeuse, and silk twill. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.

      Notions
      Thread, hook & eye.

      The pattern can be bought at Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island.

      Men interested in participating could contact us about an alternative pattern: fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

      Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Participants should have some experience with using a sewing machine.  Prior garment sewing experiences is not needed. Sewing on knit should not prevent you from trying this dress, even if you have never sewn on knit before.  Bring your own machine.  You may use a Studio Brothers sewing machine if you have taken the Fiber Arts Studio Brothers sewing machine orientation class.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

      This Sew-Along is hosted by Beth Jelec.


      • Friday, March 29, 2019
      • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      • BARN Great Room, Class Code FI032919DR
      • 93
      Register

      The plan was for a short jaunt: two authors would spend nine months putting together a small, pretty guide to wools, with color pictures of sheep and of locks of wool, along with summary information for quick reference use. 

      Ha! Here’s the inside story of the little project that grew, and of the four years I spent researching, writing about, and spinning every animal-grown fiber the team could reasonably get its hands on. 

      Come learn how I tore my life apart to put a book together. If I’d known in advance what the project would involve, I would never have said yes (the task was impossible). In retrospect, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It was amazing and wonderful. 

      Skill Level: Universal.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

      Note: Students enrolled in Deborah Robson spinning workshop March 30-31 may attend this lecture for free.

      Instructor Bio: Deborah Robson is a fiber generalist who specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She is the fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebookand of The Field Guide to Fleece, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius. For fourteen years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. At Interweave she initiated the Save the Sheep project and the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, has worked in trade, literary, and scholarly publishing, and has written for many publications, including PieceWork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off,and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as several fiber-related anthologies. Her textile designs have appeared in several magazines and collections. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Colorado Authors’ League, and served two terms on the board of directors of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (now The Livestock Conservancy). Her current research focuses on the millennia of alliances between sheep and humans, emphasizing the fiber perspective and using Shetland sheep as an example of how the relationships have evolved, and she is publishing monographs on fiber-related topics. Websites related to her work are at independentstitch.comwww.DreamingofShetland.com (a site maintained by friends), www.DRobson.info, and www.Fleeceand Fiber.com.


      • Saturday, March 30, 2019
      • Sunday, March 31, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI033019DR
      • 11
      Register

      Over two wide-ranging days, we’ll experiment with six wools in two sets of three that relate to each other historically and yet differ radically from each other. We have a very early breed in this group, quite a modern one, and several that developed in the centuries in between. On the practical side, we will (of course) spin samples. As we do, we’ll talk about history and how the breeds came into existence and are defined.

      Three Ls: Leicester Longwool, Border Leicester, and Bluefaced Leicester. The three Ls are all English longwools, and they’re all related to each other. Yet they’re astonishingly diverse. Come get acquainted with them.

      Three Cs: Cormo, Corriedale, and Coopworth. These three breeds from Australia and New Zealand demonstrate the shift from traditional to modern production breed definitions and development. They’re also splendid wools to spin: not only different from each other, but from the three Ls. Your spinning life will be enriched by familiarity with them all. 

      Materials: $50.  The Instructor will provide fiber samples.

      Students Should Bring to ClassParticipants should bring: Spinning wheel or spindle; nostepinne or ability to do Andean plying (and this can be learned in the workshop as well); combs, carders, flicker or any other fiber-prep tools of choice (and I’ll have some to share); note-taking materials, tape, hole-punch to manage samples—and, although we usually run out of time, you may want some quick sampling tools such as knitting needles, crochet hooks or a small Weave-it loom.

      Skill Level: Advanced Beginner -- Workshop participants need to have the ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn. Beyond this requirement for the workshop, this class welcomes students within the full spectrum of spinning skills — from those with very basic spinning skills  through to those who are very experienced and proficient.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

      Instructor Bio: Deborah Robson is a fiber generalist who specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She is the fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebookand of The Field Guide to Fleece, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius. For fourteen years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. At Interweave she initiated the Save the Sheep project and the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, has worked in trade, literary, and scholarly publishing, and has written for many publications, including PieceWork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off,and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as several fiber-related anthologies. Her textile designs have appeared in several magazines and collections. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Colorado Authors’ League, and served two terms on the board of directors of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (now The Livestock Conservancy). Her current research focuses on the millennia of alliances between sheep and humans, emphasizing the fiber perspective and using Shetland sheep as an example of how the relationships have evolved, and she is publishing monographs on fiber-related topics. Websites related to her work are at independentstitch.com, www.DreamingofShetland.com (a site maintained by friends), www.DRobson.info, and www.Fleeceand Fiber.com.


      • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
      • 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, April 04, 2019
      • Thursday, April 18, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, Class Code FI040419SH
      • 8
      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 held on two Thursdays, April 4th and 18th.

      Class is open to anyone 14 years and older.

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

      Material Fees: $20 included in the price of class.
      Material fees will cover the cost of yarn and the pattern for the class. Material fees will be added at time of registration.

       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.  

      • Sunday, April 07, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031019JS+
      • 8
      Register

      Participate in the Knitting Block of the Month in April!

      Every month we will be knitting blocks for use either as dishcloths (using cotton yarn) or pillow tops and afghans using worsted weight yarn.  Techniques will be taken from Learn to Knit Afghan Book by Barbara G. Walker. We will focus on a different technique each month starting in January 2019 through June 2019.

      We hope you saw the hand knitted dishcloths that Jennifer Slack and Julie Williams sold at the 2018 BARN bazaar -- similar to what we will be doing for the Knitting Block of the Month Club. If those inspired you to make your own, consider joining us on a Sunday of each month (January through June) from 1pm to 3pm.

      You can sign up for one or all , but please register for each individual session, so we will know how many to expect"

      In April we will focus on a Cable pattern.  See sample in photo above.

      Materials: A material list will be emailed to registrants a couple weeks before the workshop session. 

      Skill Level: Advance Beginner -- This class is for advanced beginners.  Class participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on, and cast off.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.



      • Monday, April 15, 2019
      • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
      • 10
      Register

      This three day workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori technique of creating designs on silk fabric with needle and thread.  You will learn how the simple running stitch can take you to the most intricate of designs.

      We will begin by creating multiple samples, then design and stitch two silk scarves.  We will then prepare your pieces for dying and will use colorful hot silk acid dyes on the third day to complete your projects.




      Materials: $50Instructor will provide all materials including silk fabric for samples, hemmed scarves, thread, needles, miscellaneous notions, and dyes 

      Students Should Bring: 

      • Scissors
      •  2”x18” quilters’ ruler 
      • notebook
      • lunch.

      Skill Level: Universal.  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: Diana Gipson is a fiber artist and teacher whose love of sewing began at an early age.  After raising a family, she returned to college and graduate school, where she was introduced to the Japanese design techniques of shibori stitching, fold and clamp, and pole wrapping.  But hand-stitching on silk immediately became the predominate focus of her fiber art.  She has continued to create shibori wall art and clothing, as well as teach design and hand-dyeing workshops.  Since moving to Port Townsend from Boise, Idaho, where she taught art at Boise State, her shibori work has been shown locally in galleries and exhibitions, and her shibori clothing exhibited in P.T. Wearable Art Shows.  She recently designed and executed shibori-stitched and dyed coordinated vestments for the Episcopal Church in Port Townsend.

      • Friday, April 26, 2019
      • Sunday, April 28, 2019
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI042619KE
      • 7
      Register

      Join Kathey Ervin for three days learning the virtues of the Western Red Cedar, and other Pacific Northwest plant materials, as you weave a project of your own choosing, either a Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack, or a Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat.  

      Kathey is known nationally for her artistry with Cedar and her excellence as a teacher.  This workshop is suitable for all experience levels since enrollment is limited to 8 students which allows time for individual instruction.  


      The workshop will begin with a discussion on traditional harvesting practices and preparation of Western Red Cedar bark. Kathey will provide each student with written instructions and materials for the project they have selected, either the Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack, Or, the Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat. The materials fee of $650 for the Backpack, or $450 for the Traditional Conical Hat, will include Kathey’s beautiful hand-gathered Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar barks, and use of the various molds and tools for the particular projects chosen.  She will bring extra basketry tools and materials which will be available for purchase after class hours.

      Materials Fee - Note - Students must select one project and pay the additional designated materials fee for the kit at the time of registration.

      Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack Kit = $650

      Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat Kit = $450

      Skill Level: Universal.  All skill levels welcome

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

      Please bring a bag lunch!  We have a refrigerator you can store lunch and drinks in.

      Instructor Bio: Kathey Ervin lives in Sequim, Washington. After a career as a maker in clay creating mostly dinnerware, twenty years ago Kathey pivoted and began a new career in basketry. She has gone through various phases of learning, embracing everything from fairly high volume production work, to pursuing her own award winning artistic aesthetic. Kathey says: “Every professor and teacher I have ever worked with has talked about learning and ‘passing it on’. I am passionate about this point, and love the experience of seeing a student begin to pick up a technique, develop it, and then ‘pass it on’.” 


      • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
      • 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, May 04, 2019
      • Sunday, May 05, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI050419NS
      • 8
      Register

      The Salish Peoples of the Puget Sound Region have always been known as Weaving Cultures.  Suquamish Weaver, Nancy Sigo, will share her wealth of knowledge about weaving with Western Red Cedar. 

      In this workshop:

      • Students will learn the cedar splitting techniques and how to prepare those cedar strips for weaving.
      • Students will then use the cedar strips they prepared, along with the cedar strips in the materials kits Nancy will provide, to weave beautiful, individualized fitted woven visors.
      • Students will learn the techniques of basic weaving and twining and will learn about shaping and design as they craft their own useful visors.

      Materials: $125.  The materials fee are for both the cedar materials students will learn to split and prepare, as well as already prepared cedar strips by the Instructor, Nancy Sigo.

      Skill Level: Universal.  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:  Nancy Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, learned to gather, process, prepare and weave cedar bark; in the time honored cultural practice of using native plant fibers to weave traditional material objects for a wide variety of functional uses. Over 26 years ago, Nancy began to learn from her relatives all aspects of how to weave with Western Red Cedar, and many other weaving materials like Bear grass, NW Sweet Grass, Rye Grass, and Nettles. Nancy shares important knowledge from her own life experiences and her Salish weaving culture. When, where, and how to gather; how to process and store the materials, so many lessons to learn. Nancy feels very blessed with the gift of


      • Wednesday, June 05, 2019
      • 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, June 06, 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI060619DC
      • 8
      Register

      Students will be able to make 2 or more folded trays in this class. 

      Tricks and tips will be shared for working with Birch Bark, NW Sweetgrass, Veneer, cedar bark, or Midwest Sweetgrass for your rims.  

      These functional trays are quick to make and fun to use or give as gifts.

      Materials: $50 for birch bark material to make trays

      Skill LevelUniversal.  All levels of skills welcome.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

      Instructor Bio: Baskets are part of a traditional art that is changing.  Deb Curtis designs and produces contemporary baskets using traditional basketry materials.  By linking basket materials with a variety of techniques she creates “new” baskets and is bringing them to you in her classes.  Deb has taught basketry nationally and internationally for more than 32 years.  She learned basket weaving in Virginia in the early 1980’s, and loves using natural materials from across the country in her baskets.  Currently, she lives in Oregon where she is experimenting with growing some of her own basketry materials. See her work at: www.wovenfiredesigns.com.


      • Friday, June 07, 2019
      • Saturday, June 08, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI060719DC
      • 8
      Register

      Birch Bark can be stitched together, cut into strips and woven, or folded, to make traditional and contemporary vessels.  

      Each student will have enough birch bark to explore at least 2 of these options during class.  

      Tricks and tips for working with Birch bark will be shown and discussed. You can either design your own basket/vessel shape, or use one of the instructor-designed sharpens. 

       Students will learn a variety of ways to stitch birch bark pieces together.  Deb will share the history of using birch bark in various cultures across the world.

      Materials: $85 for birch bark material to make vessels.

      Skill Level: Universal.  All levels of skills welcome.

      Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

      Instructor Bio: Baskets are part of a traditional art that is changing.  Deb Curtis designs and produces contemporary baskets using traditional basketry materials.  By linking basket materials with a variety of techniques she creates “new” baskets and is bringing them to you in her classes.  Deb has taught basketry nationally and internationally for more than 32 years.  She learned basket weaving in Virginia in the early 1980’s, and loves using natural materials from across the country in her baskets.  Currently, she lives in Oregon where she is experimenting with growing some of her own basketry materials. See her work at: www.wovenfiredesigns.com.


      • Monday, June 10, 2019
      • Friday, June 14, 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI062019KH-
      • 9
      Register