Fiber Arts Classes

    • Monday, June 11, 2018
    • Monday, June 25, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN, Fiber Arts Studio, FI0618JS+
    • 0

    Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options.  

    Learn how to do all the steps in weaving:  winding on a warp, setting up & using the loom, weave structure and pattern, how to plan for projects, and tricks of the craft.  

    This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment.   During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.

    Students will use BARN floor looms & equipment.  

    Material Fees: $20
    Bring cash or a check made out to BARN the first day of class.

    What to Bring: Students should bring their own scissors.


    I
    nstructors: Deb Sweet and Jason Devinney are long-time weavers
    .  Each with a deep love ad appreciation for the craft. They were active in creating the weaving program for the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN and are enthusiastic about introducing others to this craft.  They have a love for weaving.  Both have shown their weavings at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery.

     


    • Monday, June 18, 2018
    • Monday, June 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Course Code: FI061818RM
    • 5

    We are beginning 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' has selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase the pattern and buy the fabric and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment. 

    The first Sew-Along project is the 'Out and About Dress' by Sew Caroline.  You can see a picture of it by clicking on the following link: Out and About Dress.

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


    • The activity is free for BARN Members.  
    • Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.  

      Please register so we know how many people to expect.


    WHAT TO BRING

    • Purchase the 'Out and About Dress'  https://shopsewcaroline.com/collections/all/products/out-and-about-dress-pdf-instant-download
    • Fabric and notions required to make the dress.  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 Kathy Mack's sewing classes and the training class on using our Brothers Sewing machines.  Non-members pay $15 per session to use the Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines.
    • We have cutting mats, scissors, pin cushions, etc. for use in the Studio.

    Skill Level. Advanced Beginner: Experience with using a sewing machine and cutting fabric for simple sewing projects.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.


    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI062318KH
    • 8

    This class was canceled by the Fiber Studio. There were no registrants.


    Students will explore in this 2 session class, Waxed Linen thread as a basketry material, learning to twine an elegant Medallion necklace, broach, or hair ornament.

    In this flat piece, Kay Harradine will o
    ffer several patterns to choose from for creating a beautiful woven and beaded Medallion. The spokes and weavers are 4 ply Waxed Linen. Designs inspired by Hopi, wicker, and African baskets, are created in rows of 2-strand twining, 3-strand twining, and reverse twining to make bright, moving patterns.

    Two ways of starting the Medallion will be o
    ffered, and other skills taught include: developing consistent tension, how to add spokes as the diameter increases, how to add and subtract spokes to create the color design desired. Students may choose to embellish their Medallion with beads, to finish it with a backing, and to add the appropriate jewelry hardware for a pin, necklace, or hair ornament.

    Skill Level: Intermediate - twining experience is necessary. 

    Materials Fee: $45 
    Materials fee payable by cash or check to BARN at onset of class.

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

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

    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI062418EB
    • 0
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    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. 



    • Friday, June 29, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Get together with your fellow fiber folks every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and spend time creating, sharing your projects, and learning tips from others that may help you with your latest project.

    Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, Tatting or other portable projects.

    Everyone welcome, just drop on in!

    No registration required.

    Free for everyone!

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    • Wednesday, July 04, 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, July 06, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI070618MG
    • 12
    Register

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

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

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

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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


    • Friday, July 06, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, July 07, 2018
    • Sunday, July 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI070718KH
    • 11
    Register

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

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

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

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

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

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

    She currently teaches and lectures about natural dyes and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production as well as scaling natural color.
    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI071118AW
    • 0
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    Students in this class will learn to take natural materials, such as wood chips, plant stalks, flowers or leaves, and extract color from them in the form of pure, powdered pigments.  Such pigments can be used in a myriad of ways, and form the bases for a variety of inks, paints, and dyes that have been used across history and even in modern times (true sepia tone is from walnuts, for example). 


    Textile artists, printers, painters, or papermakers wishing to expand into colorations will all find this to be a useful and illuminating process. You will learn to see the world differently as you discover how much of what is growing outside your door contains useful, usable color just waiting to be let out!  


    We expect to use a combination of plant matter that we gather or some other raw materials that we will provide so that by the end of the day, students will go home with at least three different pigments and instructions on how to repeat the extraction process on their own. 


    A separate class on the following day will go on to provide an exploration of techniques for making specific use of these pigments, including for making inks or dyes.

     

    This class is a prerequisite for the class Using Natural Pigments to Make Dyes, Paints, or Inks.


    Materials: (what student should bring): notebook, garden gloves and clippers, sunscreen (we will spend some of the morning out of doors), water bottle.  Several small containers with lids (such as clean plastic prescription bottles or glass spice bottles) will be useful for taking pigments home.  All other materials are included in the price of the workshop.

    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: Amy Weber began her color studies in the late 1980’s when she began to dye her own yarns for tapestry weaving in order to get more subtle shades. That journey took her from the commercial world of dyes to the natural world and she now works with colors that nature is offering wherever she happens to be. The desire to paint with natural materials, not just dye with them, led to exploring different ways to get color into usable forms and ultimately to realize that creating pigments would provide the longest shelf life and most versatile forms of color.

    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI071118EB
    • 30
    Register

    Join your fellow Fiber Arts enthusiasts at the July Fiber Connections Monthly Membership Meeting.  Our speaker will be Emily Browne.  Emily is an artist who has been silk screening for over 10 years. She currently creates handmade textile items with silkscreen designs under the business name My First Birds

    Emily writes: "My First Birds creates hand silkscreened home items made to be used, worn, washed, loved, used, washed again and worn again. These are items to use in your every day life. Whether in the kitchen, in the garden, in the studio, cleaning up, or lying down, these items will work with you. 

    Everything is made of 100% cotton and decorated with designs drawn by me, artist and owner Emily Browne. This all started in 2013 when I got my first brood of chickens. My First Birds was originally a journal of the chicks first days, the building of their first coop and the transition of the tiny yard into an urban farm. Now there are a few more birds, a new house, two cats and a dog. 

    Everything has a story. The drawings really are of my chickens - each with it's own personality. Eleanor pecks at my legs to get attention and goes after shiny jewelry, Ginger flies up on my shoulders to get away from bullies, Vera is calm and aloof but always sticks close."

    It should be a delightful evening with stories, examples of Emily's work, and a participatory demonstration.

    Details:
    Members are free, Non-Members $10. Please register so we know how many to expect.
    • Thursday, July 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI071218AW
    • 4
    Register

    This class builds on the BARN 2018 class Deriving Pigments from Natural Matter.  

    Imagine knowing how to craft beautiful inks and dyes yourself, from natural materials, being in complete control of everything that goes into them.  

    In this class, you will learn to do just that.  Starting with fresh pigments we derived from flowers, plants, and other natural sources just the day before*, you will focus on techniques for combining these color bases with one or more vehicles to create a selection of inks, paint and/or dyes. 

    Time permitting, we will also demonstrate some of their applications for writing, drawing, painting, or printing. 

    Students will be able to take home a selection of the products made in class for experimenting further. They will also receive handouts with instructions to enable them to repeat the processes outside of class.  

    Materials: (what student should bring): Bring materials from Making Pigments class; small containers with lids (such as clean plastic prescription containers, or small glass spice jars).

    Material Fee:  Students who did not take the Deriving Pigments from Natural Matter on July 11th: $15. Bring to class cash or a check for $15 made out to BARN.

    Skill Level: Prerequisite:  “Deriving Pigments from Natural Matter” class (7/11/2018) or prior permission of instructor. Email: amykweber@gmail.com

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Instructor Bio: Amy Weber began her color studies in the late 1980’s when she began to dye her own yarns for tapestry weaving in order to get more subtle shades. That journey took her from the commercial world of dyes to the natural world and she now works with colors that nature is offering wherever she happens to be. The desire to paint with natural materials, not just dye with them, led to exploring different ways to get color into usable forms and ultimately to realize that creating pigments would provide the longest shelf life and most versatile forms of color.

    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI071318KS
    • 5
    Register

    Using time-honored techniques unique to working with birch bark, this class offers the opportunity to create a beautiful, sturdy and functional knife sheath. A Swedish-made Mora carving knife which the bark sheath is fitted to, is included with the class. Using split river cane, students may choose one of the several traditional patterns used to stitch the sheath. Students may also attach a plaited lanyard to the sheath so the knife can then be conveniently worn around the neck. 

    Materials Fee
    : $60. 
    Bring cash or check payable to BARN to beginning of class.

    Skill Level: All skill levels welcome.

    Age Requirements: This workshop is open to ages 14 and older.

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

    Instructor: Karen Sherwood began her basket weaving journey creating vessels useful for wilderness survival and woven with materials gathered from nature. Over the last 25 years, her understanding of weaving and the preparation of traditional materials has become much more refined while her interest in creating “working” baskets remains strong. Karen carries a passion for exploring historic basketry techniques and styles and brings this to her work by harvesting and preparing her own basketry materials. She shares her connections to the plants and their remarkable uses when teaching each project. With these connections, each project becomes a unique blend of past and present. “It is with this vision we hope to honor the plants and the traditions they have grown from to give insight to, not only the past but how it can illuminate our future”. Karen teaches ethnobotany programs with the Washington State Department of Ecology. She leads basketry classes throughout the county and as well as other earth- centered programs through Earthwalk Northwest, a wilderness school she and her husband founded in 1996. More info at: www.earthwalknorthwest.com.

    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Join Roberta Nelson and Carol Reynolds on July 13th at 11:00 for a continuing experimental embroidery study group. Roberta and Carol will guide you in exercises on how to build your personal vocabulary of stitches. This group will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month for an hour and a half. We will explore exercises that will help you push the boundaries of simple or traditional techniques to enable more innovation and creativity.  

    WHAT TO BRING: Bring several pieces of white or off white felt (35% wool/ 65% rayon-joann's),  cut into 4x5 inch pieces, a variety of black embroidery threads of different sizes: floss, pearl, silk, wool, etc. and a variety of needles: embroidery, crewel, tapestry, sharps, chenille, etc. Also, bring books about experimental stitch and embroidery. 

    Exercises we might use in the group can be found in this book by Ilze Aviks, https://ilzeaviks.com/WORKBOOKS/1/caption

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • Sunday, July 15, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, Fiber Arts Studio FI071418KS
    • 2
    Register

    This style basket was traditionally used by the early trappers, and were woven out of black ash or white oak. Most pack baskets today are made with a high-quality reed to create these strong and light weight carriers. Students will learn how to weave and shape this pack basket with the “belly”, to create the roomy pack basket shape. As the basket is finished, a hardwood handle will be lashed into the rim for easy of carrying. Students will complete the backpack by applying a protective coat of stain or oil finish, and then attaching the custom strapping. These pack baskets are perfect for carrying your next picnic to the park, or for your trip to the farmers market. 

    Instructor
    Karen Sherwood began her basket weaving journey creating vessels useful for wilderness survival and woven with materials gathered from nature. Over the last 25 years, her understanding of weaving and the preparation of traditional materials has become much more refined while her interest in creating “working” baskets remains strong. Karen carries a passion for exploring historic basketry techniques and styles and brings this to her work by harvesting and preparing her own basketry materials. She shares her connections to the plants and their remarkable uses when teaching each project. With these connections, each project becomes a unique blend of past and present. “It is with this vision we hope to honor the plants and the traditions they have grown from to give insight to, not only the past but how it can illuminate our future”. Karen teaches ethnobotany programs with the Washington State Department of Ecology. She leads basketry classes throughout the county and as well as other earth- centered programs through Earthwalk Northwest, a wilderness school she and her husband founded in 1996. More info at: www.earthwalknorthwest.com.

    Materials Fee: $70. 
    Bring cash or check payable to BARN to beginning of class.

    Skill Level: All skill levels welcome. This workshop is open to ages 14 and older.

    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071418CE
    • 1
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving ~

    Students will select a template on which to design and practice techniques of bead embroidery. Basic tools, beads, charms and a variety of embroidery stitches will be used to create a unique and sweet little heart. Embellishment and finishing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A finished piece could be made into a brooch, pendant, bracelet or a variety of other applications.  

    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


    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072018RC
    • 0
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    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.

    MaterialsAll materials will be provided.

    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.

    Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. After meeting a clogmaker in the UK, Rachel became enamored with shoemaking and set out to learn all she could. She reports that she drew upon the wisdom of various shoemakers and cobblers to help her along the way. 

    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072118RC
    • 0
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    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.

    MaterialsAll materials will be provided.

    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.

    Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. After meeting a clogmaker in the UK, Rachel became enamored with shoemaking and set out to learn all she could. She reports that she drew upon the wisdom of various shoemakers and cobblers to help her along the way. 

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI072118SH
    • 8
    Register

    In this 3 session workshop, students will design, knit and felt a friendly, whimsical critter pillow to enjoy.  Knitting happens in the round on a circular needle.  Felting happens in the class salad spinners.  The critters come alive with needle felted features.

    If you have ever taken a class with Sandy Hall, you know why people rave about what a good teacher she is.  If you have not taken a class from her yet, you are in for a treat!

    The skills learned in this class can be generalized to future knitting and felting projects.

    Skill Level: This class is for Intermediate Level Knitters.  This is not a beginning knitting class.  Knitters must know how to knit and increase and decrease stitches.

    This class is a Family-Friendly class.  If you are an intermediate or advanced knitter we would love to have you join the class with a family member who is 7+ years-of-age. Register for yourself and add number of youth between the ages of 7 and 13 as "guests" attending. The youth are free as long as you are attending with them. You will only be charged for the adult registration. We ask that you put in number of youth guests so we know how many to expect.

    What students should bring to class

    • Feltable knitting worsted wool. 
    • Size 13 circular needle (16 inch)
    • Size 13 double point needles.

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

    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 way of working with students is marvelous.  

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072318
    • 8
    Register

    We are beginning 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' has selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase the pattern and buy the fabric and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment. 


    The second Sew-Along project is the 'Hudson Shirt.'  You can see a picture of it by clicking on the following link: Hudson Shirt.

    Men interested in participating may be interested in adapting this shirt or could contact us about an alternative pattern: fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • The activity is free for BARN Members.  
    • Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.  

      Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Purchase the 'Hudson Shirt' pattern: https://www.sewingworkshop.com/shop/Hudson-p38307626   
    • Fabric and notions required to make the shirt.  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 Kathy Mack's sewing classes and the training class on using our Brothers Sewing machines.  Non-members pay $15 per session to use the Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines.
    • We have cutting mats, scissors, pin cushions, etc. for use in the Studio.

    Skill Levela: Advanced Beginner: Experience with using a sewing machine and cutting fabric for simple sewing projects.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WP072418OB
    • 1
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    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.
    • An additional fee of $20 to cover materials will be collected online when you register and pay.
    Class Fee:
    • Members: $60.00
    • Non-members: $72.00
    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.
    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Join Roberta Nelson and Carol Reynolds on July 27th at 11:00 for a continuing experimental embroidery study group. Roberta and Carol will guide you in exercises on how to build your personal vocabulary of stitches. This group will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month for an hour and a half. We will explore exercises that will help you push the boundaries of simple or traditional techniques to enable more innovation and creativity.  

    WHAT TO BRING: Bring several pieces of white or off white felt (35% wool/ 65% rayon-joann's),  cut into 4x5 inch pieces, a variety of black embroidery threads of different sizes: floss, pearl, silk, wool, etc. and a variety of needles: embroidery, crewel, tapestry, sharps, chenille, etc. Also, bring books about experimental stitch and embroidery. 

    Exercises we might use in the group can be found in this book by Ilze Aviks, https://ilzeaviks.com/WORKBOOKS/1/caption

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Wednesday, August 01, 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, August 03, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI080618SP
    • 2
    Register

    This workshop explores an exquisite textile surface design technique -- Katazome.  Katazome is a paste resist stencil dyeing process that employs a water-soluble rice paste applied to fabric through a cut stencil. The stencil paper is mulberry paper treated with persimmon juice and then smoked.

    The paste is made from steamed rice flour and rice bran and can be plain or colored. There is a free hand drawing method to apply rice paste called Tsutsugaki. 
    The combination of Katazome, Tsutsugaki, hand painting, and embroidery has been used for Kimono fabric (known as Yuzen).  The pictures shown in this calendar posting for Professor Purdue’s Katazome Workshop are of work by her students at Western Washington University.

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    Instructor: Seiko Purdue will introduce all steps of basic Katazome: design making, paste making, paste application, and color application.  The students will repeat the one stencil design differently and make a few different works.  She will also introduce Bingata (Katazome in Okinawa), students works and professional artist’s works through visual presentations. 

    Skill Level: Universal.  All skill levels are welcome.

    Age Level: 14+.  

    Materials Fees: are included in the price of the class. 

    Bring a bag lunch each day of the workshop.  We have a refrigerator for you to store your lunches.

    Instructor Bio: Seiko Atsuta Purdue is an Associate Professor in the Fibers/Fabrics area in the Department of Art at Western Washington University.  She teaches various textile processes including Shibori, Katazome, Ikat, and papermaking.  She received a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, Japan, Ukraine, and Lithuania.   In December 2005, she produced an art book as a 10-year retrospective of her ongoing art inquiry “Wish Tying.”  In fall 2007 she co-curated a textile exhibition, “Fabric of Identity,” that investigated the representation of identities from a number of different perspectives. In 2011, she collaborated with her colleague Cara Jaye on an extension of the wish project, “Lofty Aspiration,” a large-scale paper sculpture made for the 50th Anniversary of the Viking Union at WWU. In 2017 she curated the exhibition, “Coded Threads: Textiles and Technology” at the Western Gallery WWU.  

    Much of her work is installation-based, using fiber materials (handmade paper, polyester, etc.) or ideas of fiber, seeking to connect East and West. She explores both traditional and contemporary textile techniques, as well as casting and digital media, and also involves the public in her art-making.  You can see more of her work at her website, http://www.seikopurdue.com


    • Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0818_KH
    • 29
    Register

    Join your fellow Fiber Arts enthusiasts at the August Fiber Connections Monthly Meeting. Kendra Harrington will be teaching us how to make lavender wands. Perfect timing for this time of year when the lavender is blooming and begging us to do something creative and lovely with it!  

    Her family owns the Lavender Connection farm in Sequim, Washington and  they are donating the lavender for the lavender wands we will be making.

    Kendra is a talented crafts woman with a multitude of artistic skills, not only creating lavender-related items like wands and sachets, but also in making fused glass vessels, weavings, and embroidered pieces.  She is also the Fiber Arts Studio Treasurer.



    The August 8th Fiber Connections gathering promises to be a wonderful (and sweet-smelling) evening!

    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081018PS
    • 5
    Register

    Spend a day with Polly Adams Sutton learning techniques for creating a sculptural basket using artistic bead wire and her hand-gathered, meticulously prepared NW natural materials.

    Using inner cedar bark for the framework, or spokes, this sculptural basket employs basic twining with wire, to undulate, decorate, and shape this Western red cedar basket. The rim-finish is an easy lashed border of yellow cedar outer bark. Students will all create one beautiful artistic basket in this one day workshop.

    A Materials Fee of $80 per student is payable via cash or check made out to BARN at the beginning of class.

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


    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 

    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Join Roberta Nelson and Carol Reynolds on August 10th at 11:00 for a continuing experimental embroidery study group. Roberta and Carol will guide you in exercises on how to build your personal vocabulary of stitches. This group will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month for an hour and a half. We will explore exercises that will help you push the boundaries of simple or traditional techniques to enable more innovation and creativity.  

    WHAT TO BRING: Bring several pieces of white or off white felt (35% wool/ 65% rayon-joann's),  cut into 4x5 inch pieces, a variety of black embroidery threads of different sizes: floss, pearl, silk, wool, etc. and a variety of needles: embroidery, crewel, tapestry, sharps, chenille, etc. Also, bring books about experimental stitch and embroidery. 

    Exercises we might use in the group can be found in this book by Ilze Aviks, https://ilzeaviks.com/WORKBOOKS/1/caption

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • Sunday, August 12, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081118PS
    • 5
    Register

    Polly Adams Sutton’s award-winning basketry is prized by collectors all around the world. During this two day workshop, Polly will share her techniques for creating sculptural basketry using wire and dyed binder cane over cedar bark spokes. This asymmetrical basket will be twined using two “X” techniques. Initially the spokes will be wide, then later cut into narrower spokes so that a twisted shape can be achieved when twined. Polly will delight students as they experience how the flexibility

    of the Western red cedar bark can be utilized to create a unique sculptural basket. The rim will be finished with a beautiful folded border. 


    Instructor: 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 

    A Materials Fee of $100 per student is payable via cash or check made out to BARN at the beginning of class.

     Skill Level: Intermediate Skill Level.  

    Age Level: This class is open to ages 14+

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

    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081318GS
    • 5
    Register

    This is a fabulous opportunity to work with Ginny Smith, the owner of one of the best fine fabrics stores in the United States: Ginny's Fine Fabrics.  Her Facebook page reflects the wide world of fabrics that can be found in her Rochester, Minnesota store. 


    Ginny loves to sew and to share her knowledge about garment creations.  She even spends her vacation time sewing.

    In this 2-day workshop, Ginny will teach you how to take 3 different garment patterns and tailor them to fit your measurements.

    In this class you will learn: 

    • How to take your own measurements;
    • How to adjust a pattern to fit your body;
    • How to make sure your measurements and pattern are the same.

    Student Supplies: Students should bring 3 patterns to class that they would like to make for themselves.  Women: skirt, top, dress, and/or jacket.  Men will want to consult with Ginny about the kinds of patterns to choose. 


    Instructor Bio: Ginny has spent her life teaching people to sew well.  She supplies fabulous fabric so that don’t have to work very hard to make a garment that beautifully fits.  She also loves to make garments for her customers, friends and family

    Ginny says she is "Mom taught" --  and mostly learned sewing methods through trial and error and with the help of wonderful teachers. She has owned Ginny's Fine Fabrics for 41 years (and reports that the store has been in existence in five locations within two blocks for those 41 years).

    Ginny received rave reviews when she taught this class earlier at BARN, so come and get in on the fun.

    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: PR081618SW
    • 5
    Register

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


    About the Instructor

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

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    Register

    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081818TW
    • 3
    Register