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Fiber Fall

Wrap yourself in Fiber Arts this fall!

More than 50 Fiber Arts classes and events in weaving, sewing, dyeing, and more are now open for registration!

Want to learn shibori handstitching from a master? Check! How about tapesty or Navajo-style weaving? We have those too. Plus quilting, and the return of Kathy Hattori to teach natural dyeing. Whatever your fiber aspirations are, BARN’s fall calendar almost certainly has something to make them real.

Featured Events & Classes


Shibori Class

Shibori with Needle & Thread with Diana Gipson – September 11

This three-session workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori dyeing technique of creating designs on silk fabric with needle and thread. You will learn how the simple running stitch can take you to the most intricate of designs.
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Tapestry Class

Try It! Weaving a Tapestry – September 14

Curious about weaving? Join us for this three-hour Try It! class in the BARN Fiber Studio. You will practice basic weaving techniques while making a small tapestry. You will learn how to “warp” the loom, create patterns using at least two colors of “weft” yarn, and finish your weaving. This is a fun and easy way to begin your weaving journey.
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Weaving on a 4-harness loom

Learn to Weave on a Four-Harness Loom – September 19

Weaving combines color, fiber, and patterns in endless unique options to create cloth.

This four-session class is hands-on using floor looms and other equipment. The class will emphasize learning how to weave, how to set up a floor loom, how to plan projects, and how to read a weaving draft. We will also talk about weave structure and patterns. During the class you will weave samples with the focus on learning how to weave and plan.
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Fall Social

Fiber Fall Welcome Back Social – September 16

You are invited to join our fiber studio for a Fall social. We will overview the Fall program and share updates to our studio.
Bring any projects you worked on over the summer to share or just reconnect with fellow fiber friends. For anyone participating in the summer fiber challenge, we will have some fun prizes.
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Pick-Up Sticks Pattern

Using Pick-up Sticks for Patterning on a Rigid Heddle Loom – October 1

Take your weaving to the next level in this class taught by Deborah Jarchow! If you already know the basics on your rigid heddle loom, create beautiful patterns while learning to use pick-up sticks. These complicated-looking patterns can be achieved with relative ease. Make a beautiful sampler while mastering this technique and learning many textural patterns. Although this is an on-line course, students are welcome to view the course in the Fiber Studio with other participants. We will live stream the class.
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Knitting sample

Knitting 101: Intro to Knitting – October 3

Beginning at the basics, this class will teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off at the end – everything you need to complete a scarf. During class you will make a gauge swatch to learn the stitches in a small format before casting on a scarf that you can work on for the remainder of class, ending with a knit sample of some of the ways to use the simple knit/purl combo!
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Quilt swatch of birds

Quilting Basics: Budgies on a Twig – October 9 – December 11

Join us to make a small version of this charming modern pieced quilt. Beginners, experienced quilters, and everyone in between are welcome! If you’re new to quilting, you’ll learn basic quilting including two piecing techniques, preparing the quilt sandwich, and finishing. Experienced quilters will enjoy the clever piecing.
The pattern makes 6 birds. So we can complete a quilt in the time available, however, we’ve reduced the project to 3 birds, resulting in a 32” x 36” quilt that you can use for a wall hanging or a lap or crib quilt, or whatever you like.
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Cedar Rose Basket

Cedar Rose Basket Vase with Erin and Becca – October 22

Build your basket making skills and use of natural materials in this two-day weekend class. You will be making a pattern vase from western red cedar bark, NW sweetgrass, big leaf maple bark and Irish waxed linen thread. The vase is approximately 4-1/2” by 2-1/2 in size.
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Wool Applique

Try It! Wool on Wool Appliqué – October 27

Let your creativity “bloom” as you learn how to appliqué, layer and embroidery on the suppleness of wool. You will choose a basic color scheme to work with as you appliqué and layer pieces to build depth. Then learn embroidery stitches to create and embellish your bloom.
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Example sewn bags and purses

Bag Making Basics – October 29 – 30

In the last few years, bag-making has become so popular! But how do you get started? Do you have to follow a pattern every time? Which materials are going to produce the results you want? How do you use hardware and where do you get it?
To answer these questions and more, let’s make a bag from quilting cotton, which you can quilt or not, with a recessed zipper, lining, an internal slip pocket and an adjustable cork strap. The bag will be lightly structured and measure about 8” x 10” x 3.”
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Naturally Dyed Harvest Linens

Naturally Dyed Harvest Linens with Kathy Hattori – November 5

In this class, we combine natural dyeing with vintage, earth-friendly fabrics and hand embellishment to create a one-of-a-kind set of harvest table linens. Student will design, dye, and embellish a table runner of handwoven hemp (or hemp-cotton) as well as four coordinating napkins of lighter weight cotton. The fabrics and color palette will be earthy and rich to celebrate the harvest and to warm the holiday table.
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Shibori on Grid

Shibori Stitching on a Grid with Diana Gipson – December 3

This class builds on introductory stitched Shibori techniques, where stitching in a straight line on a single layer of fabric creates a random look, giving a textural effect. In this next-level class, we’ll use this same straight stitch on a grid to bring control and create a distinct repeat in an organized stitch pattern.
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Upcoming Classes by Category

Basketry

Basketry

Knitting

Knitting & Spinning

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

Lunch Labl

Lunchtime Lab

Sewing

Sewing

Textile Design

Surface Design

Weaving

Weaving

Weaving Lab

Weaving Lab

Basketry Classes & Events

Melinda WestBaskets

Weaving Nature with Melinda West

Class Starts Sep. 3

Cedar Rose Basket

Cedar Rose Basket Vase

Class Starts October 22

Knitting and Spinning Classes & Events

Fiber Arts

Better Together: Spinning!

Monthly Starting Sep. 12

Knitting

Better Together: Knitting Circle

Class Starts Sep. 19

Knitting 101

Knitting 101: Intro to Knitting

Class Starts October 3

Learn to Sew Series

Pillowcase

Make a Pillowcase

Class Starts Sep. 8

Drawstring Bag

Make a Drawstring Bag

Class Starts Sep. 22

Casserole Cover

Make a Casserole Carrier

Class Starts Oct. 13

Jammie Bottoms

Make Jammie Bottoms

Class Starts Oct. 27

Apron

Make an Apron

Class Starts Nov. 10

Scoop-Neck Top Patter

Make a Scoop-Neck Top

Class Starts Nov. 10

Sewing Classes & Events

Better Together

Better Together: Stitching

Class Starts Sep. 6

Fiber Studio

After-Work Sewing Workshop

Monthly Starting Sep. 8

Embroidery Machine

Embroidery Machine Basics

Monthly Starting Sep. 12

Finch Project Bag

Sew-Along: Finch Bag

Class Starts Sep. 13

Sewing Weekend

Sewing Weekend

Class Starts Sep. 24

Quilting

Quilting Basics

Class Starts Oct. 9

Pilvi Coat

Pilvi Coat Sew-Along

Class Starts Oct. 18

Bag Making

Bag-Making Basics

Class Starts Oct. 29

Bag Making

Bag-Making Interest Group

Class Starts Nov. 4

Bowl Cozies

Bowl Cozies

Class Starts Nov. 29

Sewn ornaments

Ornament-Making Social

Class Starts Dec.17

Surface Design Classes & Events

Shibori

Shibori with Needle & Thread

Class Starts Sep. 11

Fiber Arts

Better Together: Spinning!

Monthly Starting Sep. 12

Dyeing

Playing with Color

Class Starts Oct. 7

Wool Applique

Try It! Wool-on-Wool Appliqué

Class Starts Oct. 27

Fiber Studio

Naturally Dyed Harvest Linens

Class Starts Nov. 5

Block Printing

Block Printing Repeat Patterns

Class Starts Nov. 11

Fiber Studio

Shibori Stitching on a Grid

Class Starts Dec. 3

Fiber Studio

Creative Fabric Wrapping

Coming Soon!

Weaving Classes & Events

Heddle

Intro to Rigid Heddle

Monthly Classes

Weaving a Tapestry

Try It! Weaving a Tapestry

Class Starts Sep. 14

Weaving

Weaving on a 4-Harness Loom

Class Starts Sep. 19

Houndstooth

Weave-Along: Houndstooth Check

Class Starts Sep. 21

Navajo Style Looms

Tapestry: Navajo-Style Looms

Class Starts Oct. 2

Fiber Arts

Fall Weaving Retreat

Class Starts Oct. 14

Cowl Scarf

Rigid Heddle: Cowl Scarf

Class Starts Nov. 16

Woven Coaster

Weave-Along: Weft Faced Mug Rug

Class Starts Dec. 14

Weaving Lab

Weaving Lab

Pick Your Next Projects

Class Starts Sep. 28

Fiber Arts

Prep Your Loom

Class Starts Oct. 12

Weaving Patterns

Reading Weaving Patterns

Class Starts Nov. 9

Lunchtime Labs

Rivet Press

Rivet Press

Oct. 4

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Registration and Tuition

To register, visit our full class list and select your courses. Tuition and materials fees vary by course. Note that tuition assistance is available!

For those who might need physical assistance, BARN’s Companion Program is available.

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