Fiber Arts Calendar

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Fiber Arts Events

    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • Thursday, May 05, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Fiber Studio
    Register

    Contact: Fran Fuller 
    fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org







    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    • 10
    Register

    Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves.  BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode.  We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing.  You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing,  watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford.  We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group some knowledge of weaving.
    • You can register at any time. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view. We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest. Please verify your email address as this is where an email will be sent with the link to join this online class.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ( 2020 price was $75.77 USA) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

     2021 Viewing Schedule

    Jan 27, Feb 3  Episode 1 -  Turned Twill
    March 3,10  Episode 2 - Canvas Weave
    April 7,14  Episode 3 - Huck
    May 12,19  Episode 4 - Huck Colour & Weaveamp
    June 16, 23  Episode 5 - Swedish Lace, June 10ate
    July 21, 28  Episode 6 - Bronson Spot
    Aug 25, Sept 1  Episode 7 - Atwater Bronson Lace
    Sept 29, Oct. 6 Episode 8 - Blended Lace
     Nov. 3, Nov.10  Episode 9 - Huck & Twills
     Dec 1  Episode 10 - Lace Grande Finale


    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.org

    More about the instructor Jane Stafford:

    Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself.  In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100521NS
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    What do you do with coffee bean bags that can't be recycled? Make a tote bag of course! Did you see these at the 2021 Trashion Show? Using a simple pattern and upholstery scraps of your choosing, make a custom tote bag with pockets and sturdy straps to tote whatever you can think of.

    Materials and supplies:

    • Bring your own rinsed out coffee bags or use some from the community.  
    • Upholstery samples and pattern instructions provided. 
    • Bring your own machine or use a BARN sewing machine.

    Details:

    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. Masks are required. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level:  Some sewing experience helpful.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Naomi Spinak has been digging around in the trash bin for quite some time to create new treasures. Creator at one time of a line of organic and scrap-based children's clothing (Free Range Kids), Naomi is a costume designer, fiber artist, dressmaker, and currently Committee Chair for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show. Her work has been featured in the Bainbridge Island Quilt Show; Bainbridge Performing Arts; Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol; the Kirkland Center for the Arts; and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in California. She has a piece in an upcoming issue of the Surface Design Association Journal. She has taught numerous classes at her children's school, Odyssey, on Bainbridge Island, and is excited to expand the offerings of repurposed items into craft for BARN.




    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 64 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.



    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • 33 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 other 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!

    • 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.
    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 52 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, October 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI10162021
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Curious about techniques for dyeing fabric? Join us for this three-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. We'll use a simple dye kit containing pre-reduced synthetic indigo to create our dye bath--no pre-treating, heating, or mordants required. And we'll explore several techniques for creating "resist" on fabric: clamps, tying, stitching, even glue! The resist will prevent the dye from adhering to the fabric, and we'll be left with white patterns on that gorgeous indigo blue background.

    We'll have a bandana, a small banner, and a T-shirt for you to experiment with, and you are encouraged to bring 100% natural fiber items (cotton, wool, silk) from home to dye (you can try synthetic and mixed materials if you like—the dye may be uneven or wash out quickly).

    Important Details:

    • A $15 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the materials 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • 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 apply.  

    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.



    • Sunday, October 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 4
    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



    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 15 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. 
    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI102021TW
    • 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 apply.
    • 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. 

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 11
    Register

    Bring your handwork projects, your embroidery, mending or knitting.  Join us as we stitch and chat.  Please register so we know how many are coming.

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

    Host: Dale Walker

    Important Details:

    • You must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Sign up on the waitlist if this open studio has booked up. If someone cancels, we will notify you via email that a slot has opened up.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102321JH+
    • 0
    Join waitlist