Fiber Arts Calendar

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Fiber Arts Events

    • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 33 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. 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, May 16, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • 21 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Come spin with us!

    Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.

    Sessions will resume starting May 2nd.

    Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community.

    Registration is not required. Please click here to read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols before you attend.

    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Calling All Open Weavers: 

    This Open Weave is a place (vessel) to expand your knowledge, experience, and artistic talents in creating fiber arts. Come see what these enthusiasts are doing, share ideas and create. A place to share, support and inspire one another. Open Weave studio will be once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

    These open weave gatherings started in the studio of weaver artist and instructor JoAnn Hart, who has mentored many basket weavers in the area. We would like to welcome BARN's open weavers to this gathering! 

    Registration is not necessary. Free for BARN Members and a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

    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 before you attend.

    If you have questions,  please contact Dale Walker, Fiber Studio lead at fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org



    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • 16 sessions
    • Event time is Pacific Time
    • 120
    Register

    **This event will be live-streamed via Zoom. Event time is Pacific Time.** 

    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.
    • You will get reminder emails on Monday, one day before the event with the Zoom link to join.
    • 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.
    • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 3 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, we welcome a $10.00 donation from 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

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Sketching is an important skill shared by makers across many disciplines! BARN is offering a weekly Sketching Open Studio for BARN Members to practice and improve their drawing skills. Sessions will include visual prompts and an opportunity to ask questions as you practice. Michael Gunderson, a veteran BARN instructor, will facilitate the sessions. 


    Details:

    • Paper and pencils will be supplied if needed, or participants are encouraged to use their own sketchbooks and drawing tools.
    • This Open Studio is only open to BARN members as a member benefit. Members are welcome to participate for free. Registration is not required. Drop on by!
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


    Monitor Bio:

    Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education. His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics, and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. He is a founding member of BARN and a past lead of BARN Woodworking.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems. He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. “Drawing is a language that creatives share,” he said recently. His sketchbook is a companion that he converses with daily.


    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Treat yourself to a weekend of weaving! Join your fellow weavers for a three-day retreat where we blast through a project, start to finish. Enjoy sharing your project with your fellow weavers and marvel at the variety of projects warped and ready to weave.

    This is how it works: you reserve a loom (or bring your own), bring your own project to work on, and weave… all types of weaving are welcome.

    We hope to add in some evening adventures, so stay tuned for the entire itinerary.

    NOTE: To reserve a loom, please click on the registration type for "Reserve Loom".

    Details:

    • This retreat is for those weavers that are experienced in setting up a loom and have the ability to do a self-guided project. This is not a formal class.
    • On Thursday, May 26th you can come into the Fiber Studio and set up your loom.
    • Bring your own lunch or we will have menus you can order for delivery. We have a microwave for use and a refrigerator to store your lunch.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


    • Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


    Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
    ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

    We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


    • Thursday, June 02, 2022
    • 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 (re)activate 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.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members.



    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room (Upper Floor), Class Code FI060522SS
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Please review all details below before you register.

    Immerse yourself in the beautiful flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest with Sue Spargo as your guide. Join Sue for six full days of stitching in one of her newest creative design classes inspired by her new book Forest for the Trees. We will spend an afternoon exploring the lovely Bloedel Reserve, rated by USA Today as one of the 10 best botanical gardens in the United States, to get inspiration for creating your own unique tree and animal design.

    Along the way, during this six-day workshop adventure, you will learn new techniques using wool applique, layering, cotton applique, embroidery, dimensional embroidery, and other imaginative embellishments. Over the course of this magical workshop, you will become more skilled at making your fiber ideas and designs come to life.

    In addition to the six days of class, lunch will be provided each day and is included in your registration cost. Admission to Bloedels Reserve is prepaid with your materials fee.

    Please click here to open a PDF document of what supplies students will need to bring. Please review this document before you register.

    Important Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 45 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Cutoff date to request a refund is April 20, 2022.  
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the cost of the class for admission to the Bloedel Reserve.

    • Lunch is included in the price of this workshop.

    • Please click here for information on getting to BARN. This document includes information on lodging, transportation, and restaurants. Or visit our website for Getting to BARN.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • This event will be held in BARN's Great room located to the left as you enter through the main doors.
    • There are only 16 spots available for this class. It will fill extremely quickly. Please click on the Waitlist button when this class fills (there is no charge to do so). Should there be a cancellation, you will be notified via email. The waitlist will be offered first come first served by the date and time you joined the waitlist.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Photo of Artist Sue Spargo in her workshop

    Sue Spargo is a much beloved instructor and artist who teaches workshops around the world. We are very excited that she will be teaching this workshop at BARN.

    Sue was born in Zambia and educated in South Africa. She later moved to England. She reports that living in both cultures shaped many of her designs. You can see the influence of Africa on her choice of colors. African folklore is reflected in the whimsy and charm of her creations.

    She moved to the United States in 1980 and settled in Ohio where she started her company, Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts, Inc.in the basement of her home in 2002. It was here where she embarked on her journey of dimensional layering and embroidery and introduced the world to wools saturated in bright colors, multi-medium layering and embroidery which resulted in textural depth and dimension never before seen. The circle of fans that love her and her artistry has grown exponentially over the year. Her company now has a store in Ohio with an abundance of the fiber-related products that she incorporates in her designs as well as her kits, patterns and books.   

    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


    Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
    ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

    We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • Saturday, June 11, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI061022PS
    • 3
    Register

    cedar basketPolly Adams Sutton’s award-winning basketry is prized by collectors all around the world. During this two day workshop, Polly will share her techniques for creating sculptural basketry using wire and dyed Hamburg cane over cedar bark spokes. You will make small asymmetrical baskets twined with two methods of Xs. You will finish with a round of tortoise shell cane and a folded border.

    Materials fee covers supplies. 

    Details: 

    • Skill Level:  All-Levels/Beginning.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level. 
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Polly SuttonPolly Adams Sutton is a Seattle artist. Her educational background is in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting and printmaking.  Once settled in the Pacific Northwest, 40 years ago, she was introduced to basketry through the Seattle Weaver’s Guild.  Basketry has been her art practice 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.  Polly’s work has won numerous awards and is exhibited in galleries nationwide.  She 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. One of  her pieces is on the cover of the book “500 Baskets”. 


    • Saturday, June 11, 2022
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI061122SJ
    • 17
    Register

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