Fiber Arts Classes

    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 57 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8


    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    Registration is not necessary but there will be only 12 people at one time allowed in the studio. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.



    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI112921+
    • 3
    Register

    Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.

    Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.

    Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!

    After you register, please email fiber.programming@banbridgebarn.org and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.

    Come make some great gifts for family and friends!

    Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.

    What supplies students should bring:
    Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: all levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 5
    Register

    **This event will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Virtual Slow Stitch Tuesday
    Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Join Dale Walker for a virtual open studio on Tuesday afternoon. Since we can't meet in person, or if you’re not comfortable coming in, drop by via Zoom to see what others are doing and show your work. Or just to say hi and let us know how you're doing! 

    What is slow stitch?  Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch.  This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork.

    Details:

    • Because this is an ongoing free event, you can register at any time even if a session has passed.
    • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • An email will be sent to you every week 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI113021LB
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    *This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time** 

    Learn A Way We Sew signature techniques for sewing a classic button down collar shirt to fit your favorite toddler. You’ll learn how to quickly and accurately sew all those ‘tricky bits’ like the collar, collar band, cuffs. and sleeve plackets. You’ll also learn how to match prints across center front, how to sew sturdy flat fell seams and pucker free hems, and more!

    You can sew a shirt in a few hours! We’ll show you step by step, and we’ll be sewing right by your side (online).

    The class is offered in three, 2-hour sessions. Links to video tutorials and step-by-step professionally illustrated handouts also included. 

    Session 1:  Orientation: Nov. 30

    • Supplies, pattern, online resources (video and handouts), overview of A Way We Sew techniques
    • Cutting layout, basic order of operations 

    Session 2: Technique: Dec 1

    • Construction techniques (collar, band, plackets, cuffs)
    • Matching center fronts 

    Session 3: Putting it all together: Dec 2

    •  Buttons and button holes
    • Yoke
    • Flat fell seams
    • Hems

    Materials

    Purchase a kit for $10.00, plus shipping, directly from the instructor by clicking here. Please be sure to order your kits by Monday,  November 22nd to ensure your kit arrives in time for the class. 

    The kit includes pre-cut interfacing for the collar, band, cuffs and front placket, and buttons (2 sizes, collar, gauntlet and front/cuffs)

    Students need to supply: 

    • 1 1/4 yards 100% cotton fabric 
    • Pattern: Jalie 2111E, available as a pdf download for $13 from:  https://jalie.com/products/mens-and-boys-shirt-sewing-pattern
      • Instructions on how to download and assemble the pattern are available on the Jalie website.
      • The pattern includes 22 sizes. We'll be making the smallest size (size 2/Jalie size F, to fit a toddler)
    • Basic sewing notions: scissors, pins, measuring tapes, thread, etc.
    • Sewing machine (individuals may come to BARN to sew. Email fiber.programming@ bainbridgebarn.org for information)
    •  Optional: edge stitch foot, flat fell foot 

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, November 22th at 8:30 pm. This will allow enough time for students to order their kit from the instructor. Cancellation requests for refunds or credits will not be accepted after 11/22.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Leah Boyan is thrilled to contribute to the BARN Fiber Arts Studio. She has taught online and in person at Esther’s Fabrics on Bainbridge Island. She's also a national sewing speaker, having presented at the Virtual 2020 American Sewing Guild National Convention and several national ASG chapters, and she is scheduled to present at the 2021 National Convention. Leah started her company, A Way We Sew, to combine her two passions: sewing and thinking about sewing. She develops and teaches innovative ways to sew faster, with fabulous results, all while having fun!


    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • 57 sessions
    • BARN's Fiber Studio
    • 12

    Welcome Knitters!

    Both BARN members and guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us at BARN every Thursday morning for knitting, chatting, and sharing. This is not a formal class with a planned curriculum, and there’s no need to sign up—just bring your yarn and needles and meet us in the studio!

    Suggested donation for guests (non-BARN members): $10

    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. 
    • We request that only fully-vaccinated people enter the BARN facility at this time.
    • We trust our members and visitors to help safeguard our community by taking the following actions: Every person entering the BARN facility will certify that they are vaccinated by initialing the sign-in form at the entry table.
    • Please review BARN-wide safety protocols here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 20

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    What is slow stitch?  Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch.  This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork

    Free to members, $20 drop in fee for guests.

    Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 45 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Come spin with us!

    Everyone—first-timers to experts!—is welcome. Spin on one of BARN’s spinning wheels or drop spindles, or bring your own. Dive into BARN’s stash of fleece or bring your own. We’ve got fleece prep equipment, too.

    Whether you’ve been spinning for years or you’re just curious, drop by any time on Fridays between 1:00 and 3:00pm and check out BARN’s spinning community. We’d love to see you!

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI030821MB
    • 12
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    You’ve taken the time to select or make the perfect gift for that special someone. Why wrap it in environmentally destructive paper when you can use a beautiful eco-friendly Furoshiki that can be used over and over again? It’s like presenting two gifts at once.

    Although used for thousands of years, Furoshiki are gaining in popularity in the modern world. These square-shaped decorative wrapping fabrics offer a sustainable alternative to ho-hum paper gift wrapping. They’re known by many names in many world cultures, and we’re using the Japanese term “Furoshiki” because we’re inspired by the beautiful examples we discovered in our study of Japanese stitch techniques.

    In this class we’ll be constructing traditional Japanese-inspired Furoshiki then add some of our favorite sashiko patterns, elevating the simple piece of fabric into a wrapping cloth our gifts and treasures truly deserve.

    An Optional kit is available for this class:
    Please be sure to purchase your kit before November 29 for delivery.
    Follow this link to purchase your kit for $25: https://www.designz.shibaguyz.com/store/p173/furoshikikit.html

    • Kit includes: Fabric, sashiko needle, sashiko thimble, 2 small spools of Aurifil 12 wt thread

    Supply list

    • Basic Sashiko supplies: Sashiko needle, thimble, thread, snips, fabric marking pen
    • Two 24” (60cm) squares of your favorite fabric. We recommend solid color for the one side where we are adding sashiko stitching embellishment.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Thursday, December 2nd at 3:00pm.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 
    • Skill Level:  Beginning
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

    The Shibaguyz’ award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.

    Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers, having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought-after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

    Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020. 

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120721IC
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Curious about needle felting? Join us for this 2.5-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. Using wool roving (un-spun wool) in many colors plus a needle felting tool, you’ll make 2-D patches—for mug rugs or decorations for your clothing and pillows—and 3D objects—beads, ornaments, or animals. Once you get the technique, you’ll be able to expand to needle-felting directly on denim and canvas.This is a fun and easy way to give needle felting a try! 

    BARN will provide wool roving and a needle felting tool that you can take home.

    Important Details:

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the roving, a needle-felting tool, and other materials.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: Beginning  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Sunday, December 19, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (reactivate) your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Saturday, December 25, 2021
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI010522BS
    • 25
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Be stylin’ by creating your own look! In this virtual class students will learn to make their own baseball and trucker style hats. We will learn the basics of hat making by designing your hats, cutting the patterns, sewing, and individualizing your hats. This class is not appliqueing on existing baseball hats; we will make our own from scratch! Basic sewing skills are required (knowing how to thread a machine, spool a bobbin, and sew a seam are enough!)..

    5 sessions: Wednesdays 6-7:30

    January 5th-  Introduction and overview, review supplies needed

    January 12, 19, 26. February 2: step by step instructions.

    All sessions will be recorded, so if you miss a session, you can watch the recording.

    Supplies needed: sewing machine, straight pins, an iron, scissors, fabric, and thread.

    Billy will review the fabric choices at the introductory meeting. Need some extra fabric or embellishments?  After the January 5th introduction, you can come into the fiber studio and scrounge through our fabric stash. We announce the times at the January 5th session.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing software. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, Ohio with his wife and four cats.





    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI010822TW
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom.

    Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will choose from a variety of yarns provided by BARN that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of class and take home with them.


    Details:

    • Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers.
    • Ages: Ages 14+ welcome.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Materials Fee: $15 (included in the price of class).  Yarn for this class project will be provided.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors:

    This class will be taught by a rotating team of Fiber Studio weavers and fiber artists, including Terry Winer, Dale Walker, Sybil Carrere, and Sandy Hall. 

    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011022CC+
    • 7
    Register

    In honor of Martin Luther King in January, let’s use our Youth Maker Monday time for a service project! In addition to creating something to give back, you’ll improve your sewing skills, too! We’ll make personal hygiene purses to be donated to teen girls in Zambia through the Sew Powerful organization.

    These purses let girls carry items they need when they have their monthly time so that they can stay in school all month long. Without these purses, these girls stay home from school during that time and then get behind in their schoolwork, making it harder for them to graduate.

    In this Maker Monday class, you’ll make at least one crossbody purse to give—you can add a note to say hello to the recipient—and then make a purse for yourself. We’ll start off the class with an orientation on BARN’s brand new sewing machines. Then, for your first purse, you’ll choose from pre-cut pieces for the purse exterior, lining, strap, and pocket. You’ll practice sewing straight seams on both thick and thin fabric to assemble the purse.

    For your next purse, you’ll practice cutting straight cuts of fabric with a rotary cutter, adding fusible interfacing, and adding interior pockets. You’ll probably have time for another purse so you can perfect your skills and adjust your design as you like. When all our purses are completed, we’ll pack them up to send to the main office of Sew Powerful in Renton, WA, which will send them on to Zambia, along with other personal hygiene purses made by sewists like you from all over the world.

    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 10-14.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • Skill Level:  All levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form before you register.  

    Instructors: Catherine Camp and Fran Fuller



    • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI011322SG+
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Sometimes you find yourself with a small amount of a special fabric that you just can’t part with. Rather than letting it languish on a shelf or in a storage box, put your special scraps and limited supply fabrics to use in a most fabulous way. These Pint Size Pocket Quilts are small enough to fit… well… in your pocket!

    Join us for a fun two-hours and finish up with your own tiny treasure that you can use to brighten up special little spaces or even turn them into key chain fobs, purse medallions, and pins for your jacket or wrap. Make a few of these wee wonders and group them together to create a piece of wall art. These small-scale fiber art creations with a big impact are fun and quick to make so be prepared to lose yourself with us for a couple of hours of creativity.

    Supplies you will need:

    • Sewing Machine

    • A few small pieces of special fabric

    • A small piece of backing fabric

    • A small fabric strip to make your sashing

    • Neutral colored thread for piecing (or thread that will match your finished quilt)

    • Cutting mat

    • Rotary cutter

    • Fabric scissors

    This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 11, at 8:30pm.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form. Please apply before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011522KR
    • 6
    Register

    Bringing together BARN’s Print & Book Studio and Fiber Arts Studio, this two-part workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of screenprinting.

    Screenprinting is one of the most accessible printmaking processes, and we will orient to the process in a way that makes it practical to replicate in a variety of settings. Screenprinting, or silkscreening, has a fairly short but incredibly rich history of use as a medium for surface design on textiles, as well as a printmaking technique on paper. We will discuss the history of the process, walk through the materials needed, learn how to expose screens, practice different techniques that can be used to create art to burn onto our screens, and, of course, print! 

    Students will leave this workshop with a screen burned with art of their choice as well as whatever they chose to print their art on.

    Materials provided will include photo emulsion, printmaking paper, transparency paper, natural fiber fabric, and a zine (how-to guide).

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Katey Rissi says, "I am an artist, educator, medicine maker, and activist. My artmaking practice is interdisciplinary and I shift between printmaking, illustration, collage, natural sculpture, textiles, and photography. I am interested in ancestral skills and ecology and these often inform my work. Some themes I find myself returning to in my work include environmental grief, ancestor work, unsettling/decolonization, and what it means to be connected to community and place.'

    Katey holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University with a focus in Photography and Printmaking.

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI012722SG+
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Get a sewing machine they said. You’ll be able to make all your own clothes and quilts and home décor, and you’ll be a sewing Jedi they said. And all of those dials, buttons, bobbins, feet, thread weights, and needle sizes? GAH! If that machine ever made it out of the closet or out from under the table, setting it up and actually making it do what you want it to do is, well, not as easy as they made it sound and certainly not as easy as they made it look in the demo. We feel your pain. Expensive doorstop anyone?

    We’ll help you demystify the basics of machine sewing with a tour of the most common features found on every sewing machine. Then we’ll help you through basic machine set up and help decipher thread weights and needle sizes and types. Finally, we’ll put needle to fabric and sew everything from basic straight stitches to zig zags and decorative stitches. We’ll even show you a few of our favorite hacks we discovered when we had one of those machines we got on sale at the big box store with a 50% off coupon.

    This is the perfect class for the beginning sewist, or someone who just wants to know a little more about the ins and outs of machine sewing.

    Supplies you will need:

    • Sewing Machine
    • 1 yd, light colored, cotton fabric
    • 40 or 50 wt thread (needle and bobbin) in contrasting color to fabric
    • Felt tip sharpie or other permanent fabric marker
    • Machine equipped with universal needle
    • Standard sewing kit including at least:
    • Fabric scissors
    • Thread snips
    • Seam ripper

    This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 25, at 3:00 PM.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form. Please apply before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.


    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter




    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI021022SG+
    • 20
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Interlocking lines and spaces worked in geometric precision that defy traditional Moyouzashi grids and create patterns that fill up your fabric to thrilling effects ... don’t be intimidated! They look much more complicated than they really are (but we won’t tell if you won’t). With a little forethought into drawing Moyouzashi Key Forms and stitching them in proper order, you’ll be a Sashiko boss in no time at all! 

    Prerequisite: Moyouzashi Sashiko Essentials or equivalent. Email fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org with questions about how to meet the prerequisite.

    Supplies neededRing thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, pencil, ruler. 

    Optional kits and supplies are available to purchase available at: shibaguyz.com. Order before Feb 1st to ensure your supplies arrive on time!

    This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days after the class!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, February 8, at 3:00pm.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. Please fill out the form before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 


    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Saturday, March 26, 2022
    • Sunday, March 27, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room, Class Code FI032622DR
    • 17
    Register

    Two days, six sheep breeds, twelve preparations, all local: Here’s a spinning workshop about the woolly wonders to be found nearby.

    Our part of the Pacific Northwest suits a wide range of sheep types, so the fibers will be diverse and appealing—and a number of them will be rare breeds. Within a context of hands-on experience, participants will learn about the historical and cultural backgrounds of the featured sheep, as well as their present-day situations.

    Fully rooted in place, this workshop comes about as a collaboration between Twisted Strait Fibers, a local community organizing a cooperatively-owned fiber processing mill on the North Olympic Peninsula, and the Fiber Studio at BARN. It will be facilitated by Deborah Robson, fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and The Field Guide to Fleece (and UW graduate).

    Students Should Bring to Class:

    1. Spinning wheel or spindle; nostepinne or ability to do Andean plying (and this can be learned in the workshop as well); 
    2. Combs, carders, flicker or any other fiber-prep tools of choice (and Deb will have some to share); 
    3. Note-taking materials, tape, hole-punch to manage samples—and, although we usually run out of time, you may want some quick sampling tools such as knitting needles, crochet hooks or a small Weave-it loom.

    Details:

    • Please note that for this event, cancellations received 30 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Workshop participants need to have the ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn. Beyond this requirement for the workshop, this class welcomes students within the full spectrum of spinning skills — from those with very basic spinning skills through to those who are very experienced and proficient. 
    • This class will be conducted in BARN's Great Room on the upper level.  
    • There is a a $50 material fee for fiber, handouts and other class supplies included in the price of tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form before you register.  
    • For directions, transportation, and lodging information click Getting to BARN.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio: 
    Deborah Robson is a fiber generalist who specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She is the fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and The Field Guide to Fleece, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius.

    For fourteen years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of 
    Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. At Interweave she initiated the Save the Sheep project and the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, has worked in trade, literary, and scholarly publishing, and has written for many publications, including PieceWork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off,and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as several fiber-related anthologies. Her textile designs have appeared in several magazines and collections.

    She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Colorado Authors’ League, and served two terms on the board of directors of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (now The Livestock Conservancy). Her current research focuses on the millennia of alliances between sheep and humans, emphasizing the fiber perspective and using Shetland sheep as an example of how the relationships have evolved, and she is publishing monographs on fiber-related topics. Websites related to her work are at independentstitch.comwww.DreamingofShetland.com (a site maintained by friends), www.DRobson.info, and www.FleeceandFiber.com.


    • Saturday, April 02, 2022
    • Saturday, April 16, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Session 1 Online AND 2 sessions in the BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI040222NK
    • 5
    Register

    Learn French Pictorial Tapestry techniques by designing and creating your own original piece. Transform your original design into color and weave, learning this traditional tapestry style. Students at both the beginning and advanced levels will find this class filled with inspiration to develop your weaving skills.   


    This class is in three sessions, starting with the first session which will be online, as a real time workshop creating your design and doing a color study. The first session will begin at 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM, then break for lunch and resume again at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

    Then on the next two Saturdays, (April 9 & 16), we will meet at BARN in the Fiber Arts Studio to transfer our design to our weaving. Instructor Nancy Klos brings her wealth of experience and enthusiasm to guide us through this tapestry exploration.  


    Please click here for a printable PDF of the syllabus for this class.

    Session 1 (Presented via Zoom)

    MORNING Zoom Session:

    First things first:
    Drawing a Cartoon for your Pictorial Tapestry: Determining the lines for your design  

    Online with Zoom in a real time workshop with Q/A at the end. Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


    Learn to create an effective and successful drawings, developing your “cartoon” for tapestry involves several steps. In this Zoom session, Nancy will demonstrate through a series of samples how to easily achieve your design and then transfer it by drawing onto the warps of your loom.


    Materials provided by student for session 1:

    • Artist Sketchbook (8 x 10 OR 9 x 12”- spiral bound)
    • A set of three sharpies and a fine point black ink pen


    AFTERNOON Zoom Session 
    Planning Your Palette
    :

    Color Sampling and Planning your Palette for Tapestry. The language of color in yarn.

    Online with Zoom in a real time workshop with Q/A at the end.

    Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

    Color is many things and comes in many forms: warm, cool, bright, neutral, complementary, analogous to name just a few elements. Light is absorbed in and on the surface of tapestry. It is therefore necessary to learn the Importance of color relativity when mixing yarns for effects. n this session we will look at examples of how to plan for better and more intentional results in your designs.

    Materials: We will be using the DMC yarn that is included in your kits. Instructions for how to cut these will be included in the kit so that you can follow along and do some of these exercises with the instructor in real time. Kits will vary in colors.

    Session 2: Starting Your Tapestry Project

    at BARN in the Fiber Arts Studio

    Saturday, April. 9, 2022, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


    In this session, students will learn the fundamental first steps in how to weave tapestry. It will cover weaving techniques, including warping, tensioning, and basic tapestry skills. The class will be taught on pre-warped looms for every participant. 


    In the morning session we will draw on original designs to warps, twine set the hem and create color studies for individual projects and weave!


    In the afternoon session, we will continue to weave and develop color mixes, tapestry technique, and get a good handle on your projects for the week! At the end of the day, we will have a brief critique and review.

    Bring a sack lunch, as we will be taking an hour lunch break.


    Session 3: Mapping the Second Half and-FINISHING

    at BARN in the Fiber Arts Studio

    Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


    Morning: we will start with a review of participants projects and a Q & A session. Then there will be weaving time with individual support. Nancy will demonstrate more tapestry techniques.  


    Afternoon: we will finish the second half of your projects, along with advice for display and hanging.  



    Kits price $60.00 (included in registration)

    Included in the kit to be picked up at BARN:  

    • A set of DMC 3ply yarns (#40 ct.).
    • #10 additional skeins for projects (in class)
    • Looms warped and ready to weave on (session 2 & 3)
    • Technical Handouts including charts and how-to’s.
    • 30 day access to the Zoom video session 1 for registered students. A link will be emailed to you after the session is over.


    Reminder: Materials for student to provide for session one:

    • Artist Sketchbook (8 x 10 OR 9 x 12”- spiral bound)
    • A set of three sharpies and a fine point black ink pen


    IMPORTANT Details for all three sessions:

    • Last day to register: Thursday, March 24th. This will allow us enough time to assemble kits. You will be notified when kits are ready for pick up at BARN.
    • Cancellations for refunds or credits will not be issued after March 24th. You will receive an email when kits are ready for pickup.
    • A Zoom link to join session 1 will be sent to you one day before session 1 begins (April 2nd). Please watch for this email.
    • For sessions 2 & 3 in the Fiber Studio: BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Bring a bag lunch for sessions 2 and 3. We have a refrigerator to store your lunches and drinks.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application form.  
    • For getting to BARN, download this helpful printable document by clicking on Getting to BARN.
    • Skill level: This class is geared for both beginning and advanced weavers

    Instructor Bio:  

    Nancy Klos has made her home in Portland, Oregon since 1985. Here she established Klos Studios in 1990. Although she has lived in many parts of the country she considers the PNW her real home. Here in her studio “Atelier NAN” she creates drawings, paintings, mixed media, Sumi.e ink paintings & numerous commissions for a national clientele.


    Nancy has offered workshops throughout the Northwest: Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California. In Fall 2018, Ms. Klos was invited to teach at The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. In the years 2014-2016 Nancy was the Artist-In-Residence at The Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, OR. Her work from this time appeared in both Plein Air Magazine & Outdoor Painter in articles written by New York Arts writer Bob Bahr. In Fall of these three years she also lived and worked at the Hawk Creek Gallery in Neskowin, OR. as the Resident Artist for 4-6 weeks at a time. There she produced a body of work as her response to the ocean along the Oregon Coastline.


    Ms. Klos has been a Guest Instructor at The Portland Art Museum, Portland State Masters in Education Program, Sitka Center of Art and Ecology, Menucha Creative Arts Community, Coupeville Arts Guild on Whidbey Island, The University of Idaho Convergence Conference. Her artwork and process has been filmed for Oregon ArtBeat, HGTV’s Modern Masters and she served on a panel for Oregon Considered-“State of the Arts in Oregon.”(Eve Epstein of OPB radio).


    In August 2017 her oil painting “Peppers” was featured in the special section for Women Artists of the Pacific NW-an annual feature in SW ARTS Magazine! Please visit my site to see more paintings: www.ateliernangallery.com FB “Nancy Smith Klos”- Art Collections/Gallery/Sales (FASO) “Atelier Nan”-Arts Education/Events…Nancy.Klos on Instagram FB- Nancy Smith Klos (Artwork)…Atelier NAN (Arts Education) Plein Air Painting Memberships: OPA, AIS, LPAPA, PAWA, PANM, CAPA


    • Sunday, May 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

    Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.

    Bring the whole family for a day full of craft and creativity! 
    • Saturday, June 04, 2022
    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI060422DJ
    • 15
    Register

    Expand your weaving skills and make two layers in your cloth on the rigid heddle loom. While weaving, the layers can be connected in various ways to make cloth twice the width of your loom, create tubes, or pockets.

    You will make a sampler while exploring this process. During the workshop you will learn to thread the loom using two heddles and weave the layers in various ways. This workshop is for students that have some experience with the rigid heddle and want to move on to the next level.

    Students will warp the looms and learn how to set up and thread both heddles to enable the double heddle weaving. Then you will weave cloth at double the set of the heddle used and create various beautiful patterns that the extra heddle makes possible. While working these beautiful patterns, you will practice manipulating the two heddles.  Then, you will learn how to magically create two layers of cloth, each a different color, and discover how to make pockets or tubes in the woven cloth.

    Class Level: Intermediate 
    Homework: None

    Supplies to bring:   Looms with at least an 8” weaving width that is able to accommodate 2 heddles, two 7.5 or 8 dent reeds 4 pick up sticks, 2 shuttles (with bobbins), 600 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of about sport or dk weight yarn,  scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 30 yards waste yarn. Yarn should be strong, not stretchy, at least 2 ply, not hairy and wound into balls prior to class.

    Details:

    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level:  Intermediate
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.



    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, Washington
    Registration is closed

    Save the Date!

    Sue Spargo at BARN

    June 5th through June 10th

    2022


    We are very excited that Sue Spargo will be spending June 5th - 10th, 2022 with us in the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN.

    Please enter your contact information on our RSVP list and we will contact you via email when details and open enrollment is available.

    *
    Please note this does not register you for the class. This RSVP is so that we have a list of interested students to notify when the class details have been posted and open enrollment is enabled. 



    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items.

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

    Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.

    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled

    Festival of Trees Fundraiser!

    More information will be posted in 2022

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