Fiber Arts & related upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI0218TW
    • 2
    Register

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

    Come to the Fiber Studio on Tuesday evenings, the 20th and 27th, in February for no stress hands-on sessions where you will become familiar with common lace knitting techniques and make a knitted lace bookmark (or scarf). This drop-in session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills.

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

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

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

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

    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are starting a Sewing Support Group on Monday mornings in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Come join other folks who love to sew and who are interested in learning from each other.

    This is a drop-in session so come when you can and stay as long as you can.

    Free for BARN Members.

    $10 Drop-in Fee for Non-BARN Members.

    This sewing group is hosted by Renae Matson.

    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber and Kitchen Arts Studios, Class Code: FI-KI0318ML
    • 3
    Register

     Join us for this 2 session class where you will learn two methods to sew beautifully finished fabric napkins. 

    We are excited to offer this chance to create a set of beautiful napkins. 

    In the Fiber Arts Studio you will learn a technique for revealing the straight grain of a fabric to cut perfectly straight and square napkins, and how important your iron can be as a tool for sewing good-looking hems without pins or basting. Then we’ll introduce you to two methods of creating a mitered corner; a finishing technique useful for napkins, place-mats, table runners and more. Choose and bring your own fabrics. You need ONLY be comfortable using an iron and sewing a straight seam! 

    This Workshop is open to folks 14+ years of age.

    Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable using a sewing machine.

    What to Bring to Class on Monday, February 26th:

    Your sewing machine (if you have one)

    Please come with your own choice of fabric for your napkins (Esther's Fabric in downtown Winslow is a good choice for finding your fabric):

    •  Medium-weight cotton is best for casual napkins using a narrow hem, because it will hold up with repeated washing. 
    • Linen or tightly woven cotton make wonderful formal napkins using a wide hem.
    • One yard of 45” fabric will make four 17” napkins with a narrow casual mitered corner

    To adjust for your size preference, use the following formulas:

    • Add 1” to your finished measurement for a casual mitered corner napkin.
    • Add 2 ½” to your finished measurement for a formal mitered corner napkin.


    Instructor:  Marcia Adams Landry 

    “Good food shared with good company is a way of life…..”  Marcia is a member of several studios at BARN and currently serves on the Kitchen Arts steering committee.  She has been involved in fiber and cooking since learning both as a young 4-H member.  

    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0218JDSC
    • 1
    Register

    Okay, you have taken introduction to floor loom weaving, what comes next?

    This 2 session class is designed to refresh your floor loom weaving skills and/or help you move on to the next steps in weaving.

     An additional Materials Fee of $15 is required. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN on the first day of the workshop.

    This class is open to folks 14+ years of age and who have previously taken a floor or table loom weaving class.



    Join Jason Devinney and Sybil Carrere on this next step on the road of developing your weaving skills.



    In this class we will be reviewing how to:

    •  measure a warp;
    •  use a warping board or wheel;
    • put your warp on the floor loom;
    • translate a weaving pattern into the warp threading you use on the loom; 
    • set up and use your treadles to follow your weaving pattern;
    • weave your project;
    • finish your project and take it off the loom.
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0218SD+-V2

    Time to work on your Trashion Show Outfit!  The Trashion Show is a magical Bainbridge event that showcases creative clothing with the mission of spreading awareness of consumption, recycling and waste reduction.

    The call for artist entries is open until March 15th.  Learn more about the Trashion show -- click here.

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio is holding Community Preparation sessions to help artists get their outfits ready for the show.

    Bring your materials and work with fellow Trashion Show participants to prepare for the big event.

    Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    There is no Charge for this event!

    You do not need to register, just drop in.

    Your BARN Fiber Arts Studio Hosts for these Open Studios are Sue Van Duine and Rose Strausen.  

    Sue Van Duine is an environmentalist and fiber artist, so Trashion is a great way to combine the two most important and meaningful parts of her life ...protecting the earth and creating art.  She loves the bumper sticker that says, "Earth without Art is just ....eh" 

    She is committed to the Trashion Show because it showcases creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise go into landfills as trash. Sue's goal has always been to use materials in a way that people wouldn't expect. She finds this pursuit extremely creative, very challenging, and great fun!  She hopes to inspire others to create art not trash!

    Rose Strausen is a costume and fashion designer whose practice is often inspired by the potential of unusual materials. Her work centers around themes of femininity and girl/womanhood, what it means to be a human on this planet, and physically manifesting joy. Her conflict between the desire to create and to foster a sustainable lifestyle is resolved by reusing and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Register
    The Fiber Arts Studio is conducting a Studio Orientation program.  This Orientation will teaching you about safety procedures and Fiber Arts Studio policies.  It also will inform you about the use of some of the equipment and materials in the Studio as well as alert you to the areas of the Studio and equipment that require users to take training sessions/classes.

    BARN Members who go through the Fiber Arts Studio Orientation program, will get their BARN fob activated to use the Fiber Arts Studio during BARN operating hours.

    NON-BARN Members who go through the Fiber Arts Orientation program will be eligible to attend regularly scheduled Open Studio sessions.

    Please Note, if you have already gone through an orientation program for the Fiber Arts Studio, you do not need to attend any more Fiber Arts Studio orientation programs (although you may still need to get trained on how to use certain equipment or areas of the Studio).

    This orientation is FREE.  Please register for the orientation session so we know how many people to expect.  Thanks!

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0318KE
    • 0
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    Exploring Northwest Gold - Pick Your Own Project

    Work with Kathey Ervin for this three session class, learning the virtues of the Western Red Cedar, and other Pacific Northwest plant materials, as you weave a project of your own choosing.

    Kathey is known nationally for her artistry with Cedar and her excellence as a teacher. This workshop is suitable for all experience levels with a range of projects to choose from. It will begin with a discussion on traditional harvesting practices and preparation of Western Red Cedar bark. Kathey will provide each student with written instructions and materials for one of the projects offered.

    Projects include: berry baskets, purses, backpacks, and contemporary or traditional hats. A variety of weaving techniques including ‘fancy’ twill work, twinning using Alaskan Yellow Cedar bark, and rims will be explored.

    An additional materials fee of $150, or more depending upon the project you choose, is payable to BARN on the first day of class
    .  Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN.
    This fee will include Kathey’s beautiful hand-gathered Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar barks, various molds, and tools to use for the particular projects chosen. She will have extra basketry tools and materials available for purchase.

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

    Limit of 8 Students

    • Monday, March 05, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are starting a Sewing Support Group on Monday mornings in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Come join other folks who love to sew and who are interested in learning from each other.

    This is a drop-in session so come when you can and stay as long as you can.

    Free for BARN Members.

    $10 Drop-in Fee for Non-BARN Members.

    This sewing group is hosted by Renae Matson.

    • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN - Small Class Room
    • 4
    Register
    In this follow-up session of the popular Ready, Set, Shoot: How to Photograph Glass and Jewelry Successfully. Jerry Davis is back to show you how to make the photos that you took look better with photo processing.  Transform your photos from ho-hum to eye-popping:  learn to crop; add artistic elements; adjust color, brightness, sharpness, and contrast; correct flaws; and use special effects. 


    You can participate in the class in three ways:

    1. Bring your laptop, photos, and photo processing software, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other.

    2. If you do not have a laptop to bring, we will have two computers on-site running Photoshop Elements.  You can practice on these if you bring a flash/thumb drive with your photos on it.  If not, we will have sample photos you can use.

    3. You can also just watch as Jerry demonstrates what to do. Then, take this knowledge home with you to practice on your own.

    INSTRUCTOR: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for over forty years.  Part of that time he was a craftsman as well.   After photographing his own work, he started shooting photos for other artists.  Much of their work was in glass or silver.  Yes, he started with the hard stuff.  He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations.   He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops.  Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI0318JK-1
    • 4
    Register

    This is the first course in a series of three garment construction workshops planned for the Fiber Arts Studio. This first course, "The Kiomi Top" will move students beyond the basic sewing course to develop skills that will allow students to use flat patterns to make clothing. 

    Course 1 - The Kiomi Top 
    This will be our first and simplest garment.  In this first course: 

    • you will learn how to understand a pattern;
    • create a pattern of the garment that will fit you;
    • learn how to lay out and cut your fabric;
    • use stay stitching, seam finishing, gathering, and bias tape as a finish for the neckline and armholes of the tunic.
    • learn how to modify the tunic pattern to create a dress.
    Please purchase the textbook for our class, Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter. The book is available at Esther's Fabrics or can be ordered and purchased through Eagle Harbor Books or bought online. BEFORE class please look through your textbook and read page 25 "Sewing Instructions" and read page 131 "Kiomi Top/Dress." 

    Please click here for "What to Bring To Class".

    The book includes five simply designed, loosely fitted garments, with a multitude of variations in styling and fabric that can be used to make a wide variety of garments. The book also contains all the patterns you will need to make the clothing in these 3 courses (top, pants, and jacket) to build yourself a versatile wardrobe. Course 2 on March 27 and 28 will be the pants and Course 3 is April 10 and 11 will be the jacket.

    Each of the 3 courses will focus on one of the garments from our textbook, beginning with a sleeveless tunic, followed by making straight legged pants and finishing with constructing a classic coat/jacket. 

    Don’t worry if you have problems fitting patterns to your perfect shape! We will tailor the patterns to fit you as we develop our garments. Each class in our series will build on skills from the previous class so by the end of our time together you will be able to design a coordinated wardrobe for yourself and construct it as well!

    Instructor: Jackie Kelly.  Jackie taught Fashion Design and Construction for 25 years before her retirement.  In the late 70's she worked as a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes and ran various fashion shows.  In the 80's Jackie became the manager for Shirley Hyatt Designs in Palo Alto California while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom's trunk show.  In the 90's Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington State to teach full time.

    Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe as well as designing and constructing garments on commission for private customers.

    Contact: jkelly@wavecable.com

    • Wednesday, March 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.



    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0318SD+-V

    Time to work on your Trashion Show Outfit!  The Trashion Show is a magical Bainbridge event that showcases creative clothing with the mission of spreading awareness of consumption, recycling and waste reduction.

    The call for artist entries is open until March 15th.  Learn more about the Trashion show -- click here.

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio is holding Community Preparation sessions to help artists get their outfits ready for the show.

    Bring your materials and work with fellow Trashion Show participants to prepare for the big event.

    Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    There is no Charge for this event!

    You do not need to register, just drop in.

    Your BARN Fiber Arts Studio Hosts for these Open Studios are Sue Van Duine and Rose Strausen.  

    Sue Van Duine is an environmentalist and fiber artist, so Trashion is a great way to combine the two most important and meaningful parts of her life ...protecting the earth and creating art.  She loves the bumper sticker that says, "Earth without Art is just ....eh" 

    She is committed to the Trashion Show because it showcases creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise go into landfills as trash. Sue's goal has always been to use materials in a way that people wouldn't expect. She finds this pursuit extremely creative, very challenging, and great fun!  She hopes to inspire others to create art not trash!

    Rose Strausen is a costume and fashion designer whose practice is often inspired by the potential of unusual materials. Her work centers around themes of femininity and girl/womanhood, what it means to be a human on this planet, and physically manifesting joy. Her conflict between the desire to create and to foster a sustainable lifestyle is resolved by reusing and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

    • Sunday, March 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • FI0318RS
    • 15
    Register

    This Sunday workshop will offer the opportunity to make a piece of clothing completely your own through simple alterations and a variety of embellishment techniques such as embroidery and visible mending. All skill levels welcome! 

    Rose Strasen is a CalArts costume design program grad who got her start as a teenager hand-sewing pieces of vintage dresses together and styling pieces from her dress up bin for photoshoots with her little sister. She currently makes one-off art clothing for femme aliens and victorian club kids. 

    Materials needed (what student should bring): Bring something to personalize! Ideally a garment that you will be able to wear often once you’ve personalized it but not something that feels terribly high pressure. Jean jackets, sweatshirts or tops, or canvas sneakers are great options. Or anything that needs creative mending like torn jeans. 

    This Workshop is for Youth between the ages of 14 - 18.



    • Monday, March 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are starting a Sewing Support Group on Monday mornings in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Come join other folks who love to sew and who are interested in learning from each other.

    This is a drop-in session so come when you can and stay as long as you can.

    Free for BARN Members.

    $10 Drop-in Fee for Non-BARN Members.

    This sewing group is hosted by Renae Matson.

    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0218SD+-V2

    Time to work on your Trashion Show Outfit!  The Trashion Show is a magical Bainbridge event that showcases creative clothing with the mission of spreading awareness of consumption, recycling and waste reduction.

    The call for artist entries is open until March 15th.  Learn more about the Trashion show -- click here.

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio is holding Community Preparation sessions to help artists get their outfits ready for the show.

    Bring your materials and work with fellow Trashion Show participants to prepare for the big event.

    Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    There is no Charge for this event!

    You do not need to register, just drop in.

    Your BARN Fiber Arts Studio Hosts for these Open Studios are Sue Van Duine and Rose Strausen.  

    Sue Van Duine is an environmentalist and fiber artist, so Trashion is a great way to combine the two most important and meaningful parts of her life ...protecting the earth and creating art.  She loves the bumper sticker that says, "Earth without Art is just ....eh" 

    She is committed to the Trashion Show because it showcases creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise go into landfills as trash. Sue's goal has always been to use materials in a way that people wouldn't expect. She finds this pursuit extremely creative, very challenging, and great fun!  She hopes to inspire others to create art not trash!

    Rose Strausen is a costume and fashion designer whose practice is often inspired by the potential of unusual materials. Her work centers around themes of femininity and girl/womanhood, what it means to be a human on this planet, and physically manifesting joy. Her conflict between the desire to create and to foster a sustainable lifestyle is resolved by reusing and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    March Fiber Connections

    This is our FIBER ARTS STUDIO Monthly Gathering  

    March's Program:

    Learn about Fibonacci Color Design from Julie Shryock!

    Socialize With your Fellow Fiber Arts Folks and Stay Informed 

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    7:00 to 8:30 PM

    BARN Fiber Studio 

    Free for BARN Members

    • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI0318SH-2
    • 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 open to Teens (14+) and Adults.

    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, March 19, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are starting a Sewing Support Group on Monday mornings in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Come join other folks who love to sew and who are interested in learning from each other.

    This is a drop-in session so come when you can and stay as long as you can.

    Free for BARN Members.

    $10 Drop-in Fee for Non-BARN Members.

    This sewing group is hosted by Renae Matson.

    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0218SD+-V3

    Time to work on your Trashion Show Outfit!  The Trashion Show is a magical Bainbridge event that showcases creative clothing with the mission of spreading awareness of consumption, recycling and waste reduction.

    The call for artist entries is open until March 15th.  Learn more about the Trashion show -- click here.

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio is holding Community Preparation sessions to help artists get their outfits ready for the show.

    Bring your materials and work with fellow Trashion Show participants to prepare for the big event.

    Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    There is no Charge for this event!

    You do not need to register, just drop in.

    Your BARN Fiber Arts Studio Hosts for these Open Studios are Sue Van Duine and Rose Strausen.  

    Sue Van Duine is an environmentalist and fiber artist, so Trashion is a great way to combine the two most important and meaningful parts of her life ...protecting the earth and creating art.  She loves the bumper sticker that says, "Earth without Art is just ....eh" 

    She is committed to the Trashion Show because it showcases creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise go into landfills as trash. Sue's goal has always been to use materials in a way that people wouldn't expect. She finds this pursuit extremely creative, very challenging, and great fun!  She hopes to inspire others to create art not trash!

    Rose Strausen is a costume and fashion designer whose practice is often inspired by the potential of unusual materials. Her work centers around themes of femininity and girl/womanhood, what it means to be a human on this planet, and physically manifesting joy. Her conflict between the desire to create and to foster a sustainable lifestyle is resolved by reusing and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018
    • Sunday, March 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • FI0318KM
    • 8
    Register

    Modern, hands-free styling defines the Mail Sack. A roomy, cross-body bag ready for adventure. 

    In this 2-day class you’ll take your basic sewing skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to:

    •  layout a pattern;
    •  read pattern instructions;
    •  make a lining; 
    • install a zipper;
    • sew darts


    This Class is targeted to Advanced Beginners: you have a good understanding of sewing basics and are ready to learn more! 

    Experienced Sewists will also enjoy the class - this is an awesome pattern and you’ll want to make more!

    You can bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. If using your own machine locate your zipper foot and bring the manual.

    Supply List (what students should bring to the first class meeting):

    • Mail Sack Pattern by Pink Chalk Studio

    • Fabric for making the Large or the Mini Mail Sack as specified on the pattern.

    • Interfacing

    • 9” All Purpose Zipper to match lining fabric

    • All Purpose Polyester Thread to match your fabric

    • General sewing supplies including fabric scissors, pins, and fabric marking pen.

    Pattern and supplies available at Esther’s Fabrics

    Contact the instructor with any questions. (MaryKathleenMack@gmail.com).

    This class is open to Teens (14+) and Adults

    Teacher Bio: Kathy Mack is a Bainbridge Island quilter and sewist exploring color, pattern and texture through the practice of fiber arts.  Her work is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions.  She enjoys sharing her sewing knowledge and passion for creative expression with others in the classroom and through participation in community groups. 

     


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    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are starting a Sewing Support Group on Monday mornings in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Come join other folks who love to sew and who are interested in learning from each other.

    This is a drop-in session so come when you can and stay as long as you can.

    Free for BARN Members.

    $10 Drop-in Fee for Non-BARN Members.

    This sewing group is hosted by Renae Matson.

    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • FI0318JK-2
    • 5
    Register

    This is the second in a series of three garment construction courses that will move students beyond the basic sewing course.  Each of the courses focus on one of the garments from our text, "Everyday Style."  

     Don’t worry if you have problems fitting patterns to your perfect shape!  We will tailor the patterns to fit you as we develop our garments. 

     Each class in our series will build on skills from the previous class so by the end of our time together you will be able to design a coordinated wardrobe for yourself and construct it as well!  Course 1 (Kiomi Top) is offered March 6th &7th.  Course 3 (Pilvi Jacket) is offered April 10th & 11th.

    Course 2 – The Owyn Pants -  Many of us have issues with finding pairs of pants that fit well.  In this class you will get a pattern that you can use over and over again to sew pairs of pants that fit well and flatter your figure.

    In Course 2 we will learn how to: 

    • sew darts;
    • insert side zippers; 
    • put in elastic with a casing and the flat felt seam finish which provides a wonderfully strong and professional finish.

    Please purchase the textbook for our class, Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter. The book is available at Esther's Fabrics or can be ordered and purchased through Eagle Harbor Books or bought online.

    InstructorJackie Kelly.  Jackie taught Fashion Design and Construction for 25 years before her retirement.  In the late 70's she worked as a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes and ran various fashion shows.  In the 80's Jackie became the manager for Shirley Hyatt Designs in Palo Alto California while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom's trunk show.  In the 90's Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington State to teach full time.

    Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe as well as designing and constructing garments on commission for private customers. 
    Contact: jkelly@wavecable.com with any questions.

    Prerequisite:  Completion of Course 1 in this series and competency in skills taught in Beginning Sewing.  Please contact Jackie Kelly if you did not take Course 1 in her series, but want to take this Owyn Pants course: jkelly@wavecable.com

    This class is open to folks 14+ years of age.




    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0218SD+-V4

    Time to work on your Trashion Show Outfit!  The Trashion Show is a magical Bainbridge event that showcases creative clothing with the mission of spreading awareness of consumption, recycling and waste reduction.

    The call for artist entries is open until March 15th.  Learn more about the Trashion show -- click here.

    The BARN Fiber Arts Studio is holding Community Preparation sessions to help artists get their outfits ready for the show.

    Bring your materials and work with fellow Trashion Show participants to prepare for the big event.

    Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

    There is no Charge for this event!

    You do not need to register, just drop in.

    Your BARN Fiber Arts Studio Hosts for these Open Studios are Sue Van Duine and Rose Strausen.  

    Sue Van Duine is an environmentalist and fiber artist, so Trashion is a great way to combine the two most important and meaningful parts of her life ...protecting the earth and creating art.  She loves the bumper sticker that says, "Earth without Art is just ....eh" 

    She is committed to the Trashion Show because it showcases creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise go into landfills as trash. Sue's goal has always been to use materials in a way that people wouldn't expect. She finds this pursuit extremely creative, very challenging, and great fun!  She hopes to inspire others to create art not trash!

    Rose Strausen is a costume and fashion designer whose practice is often inspired by the potential of unusual materials. Her work centers around themes of femininity and girl/womanhood, what it means to be a human on this planet, and physically manifesting joy. Her conflict between the desire to create and to foster a sustainable lifestyle is resolved by reusing and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. 

    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FI003318RS
    Register

    This is going to be a great day, full of weaving information from our BARN Fiber Arts Studio Artist-in-Residence, Robyn Spady.  

    Who Should Attend: This is a program for anyone who has completed an introductory weaving class and has used at least a 4-shaft loom.  If you have taken an introductory class from Deb Sweet at BARN -- this would be a great workshop to take. 

    There will be a morning and afternoon program.

    Morning Program:

    •  Deciphering the Drawdown - Do you ever feel like you need a background in cryptography to decipher weaving drawdowns?  Are the terms “turning a draft” and “skeleton tie-ups” a mystery?  By understanding how a pattern is developed, a weaver will know why the pattern weaves the design it does, learn how to create distinctive and innovative designs, and augment the possibilities of a single threading by changing the tie-up and/or the treadling.  
    Afternoon Program
    • The Fab Four - The Beatles are not the only “Fab Four.” Four-shaft looms are fabulous and frequently underestimated for their potential and versatility. Much of this value may be found in uncommon weave structures capable of producing distinctive and remarkable results. In this presentation, weave structures explored will include, but are not limited to: Diversified plain weave, integrated weaves, swivel, single block bead leno, corduroy, Bedford cord, deflected supplementary weft, overshot-pattered double weave, and cannelé. 
    Instructor BioRobyn 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.

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Advanced Weaver 
    Materials fees - $8
     for spiral-bound, color-printed handout of all handouts. 

    This class is open to people 16 and older.
    • Wednesday, April 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, April 06, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0418PS
    • 6
    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 

    • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI0418PS-2
    • 8
    Register

    This is a 2 sessions intermediate/ advanced workshop, where some prior experience with twining, and cedar weaving, will be helpful. Polly Adams Sutton is known for her unique sculptural weaving styles and uses of traditional and non-traditional materials. 

    The pliability of Northwest Sweet Grass from the tidal flats of Washington, combined with the flexibility of Western Red Cedar gathered from local logging sites, will offer students an opportunity to create a unique, sculptural shape in a vessel. Sweet Grass twining will be the dominant technique. Intermittently woven Bear Grass, skip stitches, and chase twining, will be introduced so students can create design and accents. The focus will be on how to achieve an asymmetrical form through weaving and twining techniques.

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $100 per student to be payable to BARN at the beginning of class. There will be materials for more than one basket. 


    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 

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • FI0418JK
    • 5
    Register

    This is the third in a series of three garment construction courses that will move students beyond the basic sewing course.  Each of the courses focus on one of the garments from our text, "Everyday Style."  

    Don’t worry if you have problems fitting patterns to your perfect shape!  We will tailor the patterns to fit you as we develop our garments. 

     Each class in our series will build on skills from the previous class so by the end of our time together you will be able to design a coordinated wardrobe for yourself and construct it as well!  Course 1 (Kiomi Top) is offered March 6th &7th.  Course 2 (Owyn Pants) is offered March 27th & 28th.

    Course 3 -  The Pilvi Jacket -  the simple classic lines of this jacket with buttons or left open, will compliment your top and pant.

    In this course you will learn:
    • dolman sleeves;
    • interfacing and facing with top-stitching detail;
    •  button and buttonholes;
    •  and French seams, another seam finish that looks great inside and out.
    The Pilvi jacket can also be made in coat length as in the sample garment.

    After you’ve completed the three classes you will have a three piece outfit to wear showing your new skills!  Shall we have a fashion show??!!

    Please purchase the textbook for our class, Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter. The book is available at Esther's Fabrics or can be ordered and purchased through Eagle Harbor Books or bought online.

    InstructorJackie Kelly.  Jackie taught Fashion Design and Construction for 25 years before her retirement.  In the late 70's she worked as a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes and ran various fashion shows.  In the 80's Jackie became the manager for Shirley Hyatt Designs in Palo Alto California while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom's trunk show.  In the 90's Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington State to teach full time.

    Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe as well as designing and constructing garments on commission for private customers. 
    Contact: jkelly@wavecable.com with any questions.

    Prerequisite:  Completion of Courses 1 & 2 in this series and competency in skills taught in Beginning Sewing.  Please contact Jackie Kelly if you have not take one of her 2 previous courses about taking this Pilva Coat course:  jkelly@wavecable.com

    This class is open to folks 14+ years of age.


    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 6
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving St. Petersburg stitch ~ “pearl-fection”

    This classic bead weaving pattern creates a distinctive shape using only two different beads . . . size 11 seed beads and small round top drilled pearls.  The simple repetitive pattern, which is easy to learn and fun to practice, results in a lovely delicate necklace that is stunning in any length.  Bead weaving basics and tools will be reviewed and alternative supply options for further exploration will be discussed. Satisfaction and “pearl-fection” is guaranteed!

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee upon registration.
    This class is for BEGINNERS and all levels welcome.

    An open studio for beaders will happen on Wednesday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Free for Members, Non-Members $10) Please register for this Open Studio so we know how many will be attending. You can register by clicking here.

    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. 

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

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Great Room; Class code ALL0418CS+
    • 49
    Register
    Join us for a three-week professional practices workshop led by a rotating panel of local experts. The class will focus on building a brand - from defining what your brand is, to the business behind the brand, to getting it out into the world. This class is open to all. No experience necessary.

    The class will work together to bring a fictitious brand from concept to marketing. Each class will end with a Q&A session with the panel so specific questions from class members can be asked and answered.

    Week 1: Build a Brand: 
    Learn what it means to create a brand, the difference between a product and a brand, and what makes a brand successful and marketable. 

    Week 2: The Business of the Brand:
    We will discuss licenses, trademarks, taxes, accounting and pricing. 

    Week 3: Marketing your Brand:
    Topics such as social media, logo design, label design, business cards, defining demographics, finding retail locations and more will be covered.

    For more information contact BARN Program Coordinator, Emily Browne: Emily@BainbridgeBARN.org

    EFB

    • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Coe: FI0418JC
    • 12
    Register

    BARN is pleased to welcome world renowned weaver, Jason Collingwood to teach Using Twill Patterns in Rug Weaving.  In this three-day class, you will work in designs using straight twill, broken twill, and twill on opposites. You will use multiple colors in your designs, along with other rug-making techniques such as clasped wefts, stripes, and accents to create a beautiful and sturdy rug. 


    The class will be three full days, from 10-4 each day. The emphasis for the class is learning techniques, not on producing a rug.  

    Skill Level Required: Advanced Beginner or Higher. This is not a beginning weaving class. Students must be able to read patterns and weave independently on a floor loom.

    Loom Rental: BARN has a limited number of floor looms available for this class. Looms are free to BARN members; non BARN members must pay $25 to rent a loom. Upon registering you will be asked if you intend to rent a BARN loom or bring your own. Please note, students may bring their own small floor loom or table loom to class.  The looms must be warped prior to class.

    For a general supply list needed to bring to class and instructions for preparing your own loom, please click here.

    Cost for Workshop:  

    • BARN Members - $275 
    • Non-BARN Members $340.                                    
    • There will be an additional Material costs of $15 per student. (Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the first day of class).
    If you have questions please contact Deb Sweet at: debsweet7372@gmail.com

    Instructor Bio: Jason Collingwood was taught how to weave by his father, Peter Collingwood, also a world renowned weaver.  Jason designs and weaves custom rugs for clients all over the world; he estimates he has made 2,500 rugs.  In addition to designing and weaving, Jason spends 3 – 4 months each year teaching in North America, Australia and Europe. 

    Please visit Jason’s website:  https://collingwood-designs.com

    • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • FI0418RS
    • 15
    Register

    This Sunday workshop will offer the opportunity to make a piece of clothing completely your own through simple alterations and a variety of embellishment techniques such as embroidery and visible mending. All skill levels welcome! 

    Rose Strasen is a CalArts costume design program grad who got her start as a teenager hand-sewing pieces of vintage dresses together and styling pieces from her dress up bin for photoshoots with her little sister. She currently makes one-off art clothing for femme aliens and victorian club kids. 

    Materials needed (what student should bring): Bring something to personalize! Ideally a garment that you will be able to wear often once you’ve personalized it but not something that feels terribly high pressure. Jean jackets, sweatshirts or tops, or canvas sneakers are great options. Or anything that needs creative mending like torn jeans. 

    This Workshop is for folks 18 years old and older.

    Note: A Class for Teens is offered March 11th.





    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

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

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

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



    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code FI0518EC
    • 4
    Register

    Learn to make a miniature version of a traditional Coast Salish net-anchor.  This type of anchor has been made and utilized for thousands of years by the First Peoples of the Salish Sea.  A set of these anchors were attached to the bottom edge of the fish nets to weight them down and hold them in place while in the moving waters. 





    Ed Carriere is a master weaver, and a carver of canoes, story-poles, paddles, and more.  Ed will bring for students some favorite stones from the shoreline upon which he has lived his whole life, and share the story of how he has been studying artifacts found in Northwest wet-sites, learning to recreate these anchors.  Ed will show you how traditional plant materials were used, and then teach you to make an example of this artifact using his hand-gathered branches and a readily available caning material.  Melinda West, one of Ed’s long time students, will assist Ed. Melinda will provide materials for adapting this project to make a keepsake necklace.  Students will come home from this day of cultural learning with a minimum of two examples to help them remember the techniques learned.

    Materials Fee of $40 Per Student is payable to BARN at the beginning of Class.

    Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigeration you may store your lunch in.

    Studio Access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. The Fiber Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 209.


    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI0518NS
    • 7
    Register

    Come enjoy a day with Suquamish Weaver, Nancy Sigo, who will share her wealth of knowledge about weaving with Western Red Cedar. Students will learn the techniques of basic weaving, and twining using dyed raffia, and will learn about, and have the opportunity to use bear grass as a decorative weaving element. Students will use natural or dyed materials as they are designing their necklace pouch, learning to control the shape as they progress, and finishing the edge with a neat rim. The splitting technique is an important part of the teaching and participants will be engaged in preparing some of their own cedar strips for weaving. Nancy will provide her prepared materials in kits.

    There will be a materials Fee Per Student of $40. Please bring a check or cash to class.


    Please complete your registration and payment. Your spot in the class is not secure until payment is received.


    Instructor Bio: Nancy Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, learned to gather, process, prepare and weave cedar bark; in the time honored cultural practice of using native plant fibers to weave traditional material objects for a wide variety of functional uses. Over 26 years ago, Nancy began to learn from her relatives all aspects of how to weave with Western Red Cedar, and many other weaving materials like Bear grass, NW Sweet Grass, Rye Grass, and Nettles. Nancy shares important knowledge from her own life experiences and her Salish weaving culture. When, where, and how to gather; how to process and store the materials, so many lessons to learn. Nancy feels very blessed with the gift of weaving from a long line of grandmother teachers. She looks forward to meeting others who share a desire to learn this type of weaving and will gladly share that knowledge.

    Contact: Sybil Carrere at Fiber.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, June 06, 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.



    • 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.



    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 8
    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.  

    Coffee, tea, refrigerator and microwave are available at BARN.

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


    • 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.



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



    • 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.



    • 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.



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