Fiber Arts Classes

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, Class Code FI100618SH
    • 1

    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.  

    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI101618RS
    • 0
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    • 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.



    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room Reservation
    • 88
    Register

    Please join us on Wednesday, October 17th for a special seminar on charitable planned giving. This event is open to the public.

    Planned giving can do two things, lower taxes and trade a gift for income. It is sometimes referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. Some planned gifts provide life-long income to donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.  

    Planned giving allows for a donor to have a more meaningful impact with their gifts and potentially reduce unnecessary taxes.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • The opportunity of charitable IRA distributions
    • How the new 2018 tax law makes PLANNED GIVING more powerful
    • Gifts of appreciated assets
    • Income from gifts of appreciated assets
    • The new power of bunching charitable deductions

    Speaker bio: Mark McComsey
    Mark is a BARN Member and volunteers in several of our studios and is part of BARN's fundraising committee.
    Mark’s investment approach begins with a focus on earnings revisions and belief that accurate analysts provide a powerful edge in validation of growth as well as recognizing deterioration early.  
    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102118
    • 20
    Register

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

    On Sunday, October 21st the BARN Fiber Arts and ETA Studios are here to help you fully realize your aesthetic potential.

    It is time to break out your plans for Halloween costumes and bring them to an afternoon of fun with other imaginative people and consultants. 

    Do you want to add some electroluminescent wire LED, or other lights to your costume?  The ETA Studio can help. Purchase the Electroluminescent wire, LED  or other electronic components and bring them with you for incorporating into your costume.  
    Need some ideas?  Check out this website. 

    By the end of the afternoon you will be well on your way to designing and creating your Halloween costume.  

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

    It should be an afternoon of fun and creativity.


           


    What to Bring:

    • Fabric and any embellishments for the costume.
    • Costume pattern and/or drawings of the costume.
    • Items from home that could be used in creating your costume.  For example: duct tape, bubble wrap, paper plates, cotton balls, large soda bottles, vinyl, wire, tubing, or ??? ). 
    • Electroluminescent wire, LED or other ETA-related supplies. Contact Annette Walker for ideas: annette.walker@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Your imagination and design ideas. 
    • Sewing machine, if you have one.
    • Scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, and thread.

    There is an additional cost of $5 for materials. This will be added to the total of the class fee when you register and pay online.

    Skill Level: Universal -- all skill levels.

    Please register so we know how many will be attending.


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

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

    NOTE: Photos in this post are from the 2017 Family Halloween Costume Workshop

    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI102218
    • 9
    Register

    We started a new 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. 

    The third Sew-Along project is the 'Clare Coat,'  a chic mid-length coat that is simple in design.  It will bring many compliments when you wear it and become your favorite coat.

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

    • The activity is free for BARN Members.  
    • Non-Members $60.  

      Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    What to bring

    • Purchase the 'Clare Coat' pattern by clicking on the following link: Clare Coat    
    • Fabric and notions required to make the coat.  This information can be found on the pattern package (pictured at the link above).
    • Your own sewing machine.
      You may use a Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines if you have taken one of the BARN sewing classes or the training class on using our Brothers Sewing machines.  
    • We have cutting mats, scissors, pin cushions, etc. for use in the Studio.

    Skill Levels: Intermediate: Experience with using a sewing machine, cutting fabric for sewing projects, inserting zippers, and sewing linings for garments.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code FI102218K
    • 3
    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 Oldham 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.


    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Great Room, Event Code: BW102418
    • 26
    Register

    Have you always wondered what it takes to sell your work? Come join us for a wonderful discussion that will answer all your questions.

    Whether you have been selling your work for years, or just starting to think about whether or not you want to go in this direction, this panel discussion will be a wonderful source of information. Just in time to get ready for the BARN Bazaar!

    Professional craftspeople and program staff from Seattle's 107 year old Pike Place Market will share information about crafts at Pike Place Market. Part brisk presentation and part Q&A, the panel will cover some Market History, first-hand perspective from professional crafters, and what it takes to sell one's work in the historic daystalls along Pike Place.

    This amazing opportunity is limited to 40 participants, so please register!

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 2
    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 $10.
    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.


    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE102918CE
    • 6
    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


    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI110318TW
    • 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.


    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 3
    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.



    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO110918OB
    • 1
    Register
    If you sew or know someone who does, here's a chance to make an elegant seam ripper as you also learn basic safety procedures when using a wood lathe and carbide turning tools.  You will also learn basic concepts of turning small wooden objects.  You will also learn to use a drill press to prepare your turning blanks.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Students are encouraged, not required, to take the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class prior to registering.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover wood, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is looking to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: JE111518CE
    • 7
    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 when you register.

    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


    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 5
    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 $10.
    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..


    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items – all made right here at BARN.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event can contact Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey for an application beginning October 15.


    • Friday, November 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 20
    Register

    • Looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with your family? 
    • Does the idea of creating holiday ornaments with your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews sound like a lot of fun?
    • Do you want to find an alternative to shopping on Black Friday?
    Bring the family for an afternoon of creativity and community!  

    The Fiber Arts Studio is hosting its Second Annual Holiday Ornament-Making Workshop on Friday, November 23rd from 1 - 4 PM.

    MaterialsWe will provide materials for you to make ornaments from scratch, to hand-stitch, to embellish, and to decorate. There will be a $5 materials fee added during registration for each person attending this workshop.

    What to BringBring your imagination and your own ornaments to repurpose and transform with sparkles, threads, ribbon, yarn, fabric and much more.

    Skill LevelAll skill levels welcome!

    Ages: *Children of all ages (6 to 110+).  

    *Children under the age of 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults helping them to make ornaments.

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI120118EB
    • 2
    Register

    This in-depth introductory class offers the opportunity to learn basic silkscreening techniques from start to finish. 

    Using your own designs, you will create two custom screens using both the “screen-filler” hand-painted technique, and the photo emulsion technique. 

    Starting from the very beginning, you will learn to coat screens, apply designs in both methods, develop screens, and print on fabric and paper!

    We will go over mixing inks, printing with two colors, registration (lining up two designs), heat-setting prints on fibers, use of the wet-room for silkscreening and proper clean up.

    Day 1 will involve an introduction to the processes, hand painting one screen and designing the photo emulsion design. 

    On Day 2 we will process photo emulsion screens and print using both!

    Skill Level: Beginner! This is an introductory level silk screen class. No prior experience needed.

    Age Level8+.  Children between the ages of 8 - 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults working with them on a silk screen project.

    What to Bring: Bring a design to transfer onto the screen. You will be able to print with one color, so think of a simple design you can replicate. 

    A $55 material fee will added to the cost of the class when you register. This includes 2 screens/student, screen filler, drawing fluid, emulsion, inks, paper, cloth.

    Instructor Bio: Emily Browne is an artist who has been silkscreening for over 10 years. She currently creates handmade textile items with silkscreen designs under the business name My First Birds



    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE120318CE
    • 6
    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


    • Wednesday, December 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.



    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO121118OB
    • 2
    Register
    If you sew or know someone who does, here's a chance to make an elegant seam ripper as you also learn basic safety procedures when using a wood lathe and carbide turning tools.  You will also learn basic concepts of turning small wooden objects.  You will also learn to use a drill press to prepare your turning blanks.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Students are encouraged, not required, to take the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class prior to registering.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover wood, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is looking to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 6
    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 $10.
    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..


    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI121518TW
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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, January 05, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunday, January 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI010519LV
    • 8
    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.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 16
    Register

    In a nutshell the hand-crafted chenille process is to layer fabric, sew it every half inch, and then cut through all the layers but the bottom. The sewn-and-clipped piece is then washed and the cut fabric “blooms.”

    The workshop will feature three projects that demonstrate the techniques Tom Johnson uses.  He will be sharing examples of his work in a variety of sizes, as well as mounting, framing, and hanging options.

    • The first project will be simple lines with stripes and dashes of color added, a technique that can be incorporated in a variety of future projects.  

    • The second project will be a little more complex in its design, but again uses simple lines and contrasting fabric applied in quadrants and as stripes.  

    • The third project is reminiscent of a log cabin quilt square, with concentric squares sewn one-half-inch apart to create this chenille pattern.  The corners in this pattern make it more difficult to “slice,” but this technique yields a great result.  This pattern can be used to create a larger “quilt” composed of many squares or expanded to a larger square for pillows or other items.

    Saturday’s workshop will conclude with all three projects sewn into the envelope with instructions for washing. 

    The follow-up meeting will include sharing the finished products and a discussion of mounting options and potential future projects using this technique.

    Materials: $25 (added during registration)  
    The materials kits will include fabrics and patterns for the three projects, as well as fabric to create an envelope/pillowcase for the laundry process.

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Expert.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Participants will receive a list of supplies to bring to class with their registration confirmation email.

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

    Instructor Bio: Tom Johnson is an architect and interior designer in private practice. He was initially an art major before completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Kansas. His art pieces incorporate found objects, both natural and man-made, and typically reflect his architectural background. His artwork explores a variety of media from acrylics, wood, paper, and concrete to, more recently, textiles—both hand-crafted chenille and contemporary quilts. 

    His body of hand-crafted chenille work is created by taking multiple layers of fabric, manipulating, sewing, cutting, and washing them to make the fibers “bloom.”

    Tom Johnson is influenced by the tradition of quiltmaking as well as by modern and minimalist quilts. He is inspired by the surprises that come from the layers beneath the surface, the interplay of color, interpreting what he see around him and the endless possibilities in this medium of fabric and threads.

    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI013419EB
    • 6
    Register

    This introductory class will offer the opportunity to print a unique design. Starting with your own design, you will create a custom screen and print on provided tea towels, paper and textiles! This class will go over beginning silk screen techniques including photo emulsion exposure, printing, heat-setting, and proper clean-up.

    Skill Level: Beginner!
    This is an introductory level silk screen class. No prior experience needed.

    Age Level8+.  Children between the ages of 8 - 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults working with them on a silk screen project.

    What to Bring: Bring a design to transfer onto the screen. You will be able to print with one color, so think of a simple design you can replicate. 

    A $15 material fee will added to the cost of the class when you register. This includes 3 white cotton dish towels, ink and test paper. If you would like to print on other materials (shirts, bags, clothing), please make sure it is washed and solid knit or woven. Cotton t-shirts, denim, muslin, and canvas are all good options.

    Instructor Bio: Emily Browne is an artist who has been silkscreening for over 10 years. She currently creates handmade textile items with silkscreen designs under the business name My First Birds. 



    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011319JS+
    • 8
    Register

    Join the Knitting Block of the Month in January!

    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.

    Jennifer Slack and Julie Williams will be selling hand knitted dishcloths at the November BARN bazaar -- similar to what we will be doing for the Knitting Block of the Month.  Come check them out and consider joining the Block of the Month Club if you’d like to make your own.

    Meeting times are 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 January we will focus on knit/purl combinations.  See sample in photo above.

    Materials: A materials list will be sent to participants upon registration.

    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.



    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011918CC
    • 7
    Register

    Sew your own Busserull! These heritage work shirts are designed for outdoor life and festive occasions. These shirts were part of the rural heritage of Norway. Similar work shirts were used throughout Scandinavia, and among immigrants to North America. Today they make an ideal comfortable shirt for men, women and children. 

    The shape of the work shirt is based on squares and rectangles, so you will follow stripes as you cut and sew. You will create your distinctive shirt with step-by-step guidance, first adjusting your pattern, then cutting, marking, machine and hand sewing, and adding finishing touches. Natural fiber, striped fabrics in many colors and textures make your shirt distinctive.

    Ten sizes of patterns are available, including three sizes for children, and adult sizes from XS to XXXL. You will leave class with a personalized, reuseable pattern, and  instructions, ready to begin your next Busserull. Learn a life-long skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. 



    Details:
    A material fee of $35 will be added when you register for the class.
    The materials fee covers the cost of one pattern, the written instruction packet, and some patterning supplies specific to methods that will be taught. 

    The teacher will send each registrant a detailed list of supplies needed, along with fabric guidance and samples.

    Skill Level: Proficiency with using a sewing machine.  Beginners with basic knowledge of machine sewing will advance their proficiency, and experienced sewers will learn special techniques for creating this classic shirt. 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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


    To read a short history of the Busserull, see Carol’s articles in the online publication Norwegian Textile Letter.

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-norwegian-work-shirt-tradition/

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-tradition-continues-opportunities-to-make-your-own/ 


    Instructor Bio: Carol Colburn teaches workshops merging traditional Scandinavian textile traditions with contemporary sewing craft. After a career teaching costume history, theatrical design and pattern making in universities, she now enjoys teaching custom garment making from her home in Duluth, Minnesota, and in fiber arts guilds and craft schools such as North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota and John C. Campbell in Brasstown, North Carolina. Students in her sewing workshops are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments.  https://www.carolcolburn.net



    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012219CC
    • 8
    Register

    Sew your own Busserull! These heritage work shirts are designed for outdoor life and festive occasions. These shirts were part of the rural heritage of Norway. Similar work shirts were used throughout Scandinavia, and among immigrants to North America. Today they make an ideal comfortable shirt for men, women and children. 

    The shape of the work shirt is based on squares and rectangles, so you will follow stripes as you cut and sew. You will create your distinctive shirt with step-by-step guidance, first adjusting your pattern, then cutting, marking, machine and hand sewing, and adding finishing touches. Natural fiber, striped fabrics in many colors and textures make your shirt distinctive.

    Ten sizes of patterns are available, including three sizes for children, and adult sizes from XS to XXXL. You will leave class with a personalized, reuseable pattern, and  instructions, ready to begin your next Busserull. Learn a life-long skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. 



    Details:
    A material fee of $35 will be added when you register for the class.
    The materials fee covers the cost of one pattern, the written instruction packet, and some patterning supplies specific to methods that will be taught. 

    The teacher will send each registrant a detailed list of supplies needed, along with fabric guidance and samples.

    Skill Level: Proficiency with using a sewing machine.  Beginners with basic knowledge of machine sewing will advance their proficiency, and experienced sewers will learn special techniques for creating this classic shirt. 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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


    To read a short history of the Busserull, see Carol’s articles in the online publication Norwegian Textile Letter.

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-norwegian-work-shirt-tradition/

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-tradition-continues-opportunities-to-make-your-own/ 


    Instructor Bio: Carol Colburn teaches workshops merging traditional Scandinavian textile traditions with contemporary sewing craft. After a career teaching costume history, theatrical design and pattern making in universities, she now enjoys teaching custom garment making from her home in Duluth, Minnesota, and in fiber arts guilds and craft schools such as North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota and John C. Campbell in Brasstown, North Carolina. Students in her sewing workshops are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments.  https://www.carolcolburn.net



    • Friday, February 01, 2019
    • Sunday, February 03, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI020119DL
    • 10
    Register

    Let’s get our hands busy while sculpting wool. It’s almost like working with clay but magically different. Learn how we can use wool structurally to create teapots, vessels or animal masks. The properties of wool allow us to shape and form the piece while at the same time add embellishments and surface design. You will create whimsical and/or functional art.

    Materials Fee: $45 will be added to the base price when you register.  The instructor will provide materials for the workshop including wool, fabric, etc.

    Participants Should Bring: a bucket, a waterproof apron, and 2-3 old towels.
    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Skill LevelThis is a intermediate level class, understanding basic felting techniques is a requirement of this class. 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.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    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."



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