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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Host: Dale Walker
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.
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.
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".
Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a free guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create at BARN.
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!
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.
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.
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 BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
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.
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.
Polly Adams Sutton’s award-winning basketry is prized by collectors all around the world. During this two day workshop, Polly will share her techniques for creating sculptural basketry using wire and dyed 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.
Polly 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”.
**This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time**