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Fiber Arts FAQ & Resources

Fiber Arts FAQ & Resources2023-06-15T21:48:05-07:00


How do I get started in the Fiber Arts Studio?2023-02-09T16:09:13-08:00

Once your fob is activated, join an orientation for the sewing machines or the Fiber Lab. Introductory sewing or weaving classes, Try It! classes, study groups, and Better Together sessions are all great ways to dip your toes into the Fiber Studio.

The Fiber Studio is also committed to community service projects—check the calendar and sign up to join the next project. Typically our community service projects include tasks for both skilled and unskilled participants.

To stay up to date with the Fiber Studio, sign up for the Fiber Newsletter.

How do I access Open Studio hours in the Fiber Arts studio?2023-01-17T14:08:43-08:00

Once you have fob access, you are welcome to come in anytime BARN is open. If a class or other activity is going on when you come in, please be considerate of the instructor and participants.

I’m a BARN Member. How do I get fob access to the Fiber Studio?2023-07-15T16:07:20-07:00

To get fob access, attend a scheduled orientation! These 30-minute classes will introduce you to basic studio operations, and afterward your fob will be activated for the studio door. Once you have access to the studio, you’re welcome to use the Fiber Studio any time BARN is open. Note that additional training is required to operate studio sewing machines and other equipment.

I’d like to volunteer in the Fiber Arts Studio. How do I get started?2023-02-09T16:18:41-08:00

We are always looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Studio leadership
  • Creating and supporting classes and events
  • Maintaining our facilities and equipment

You can choose a big job or a small job, a recurring task, or a one-time-only task. However much you can volunteer—even just one or two hours—your fellow studio users will be grateful!

Email to offer your time.

How do I reserve a loom?2024-05-16T17:18:40-07:00

BARN members who have been approved by the studio may reserve a loom.

How do I connect with my BARN community online?2024-05-28T16:15:51-07:00

Join BARN Circle, BARN’s online community. This community hub is open to everyone participating or interested in activity at BARN. Consider it the digital equivalent of hallway chats, workbench hangouts, and studio bulletin boards. Learn more and get started >>


  • 7 Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines, in cabinets with sewing tools
  • 1 Baby Lock Solaris 2 sewing/quilting/embroidery machine, in cabinet, with sewing tools
  • 1 Pfaff Industrial sewing machine, on a dedicated table with a task light
  • Huskylock 936 serger (to be replaced in 2023)
  • Cover Pro serger (to be replaced in 2023)
  • Rowenta irons
  • 1 mini-iron
  • Ironing boards
  • Pressing hams and clappers
  • Cutting mats of various sizes, rotary cutters, scissors
  • Cutting rulers in various shapes and sizes
  • Marking and measuring tools
  • Accuquilt Studio 2 cutting machine, with various dies
  • Scan N Cut cutting machine
  • Tall cutting table, and adjustable-height tables for cutting
  • 8 floor looms- 4- 8 harness, 4- 4-harness
  • 2 Tabletop looms
  • 9 rigid heddle looms, various size heddles and weaving tools
  • Frame looms from lap size to floor size’
  • 22” Mirrix and stand
  • Salish student loom
  • 8 tabletop tapestry looms
  • Large Glimakra Tapestry Rug Loom
  • Electronic and hand bobbin winders, bobbins
  • Swift, yarn ball winders
  • Shuttles- boat, rag and stick
  • Lease sticks, pick up sticks
  • Tapestry weaving tools
  • 4 warping boards, 2 warping wheels
  • Scissors, sley hooks, raddles, reeds
  • Deep triple sink
  • Induction hot plates
  • Induction Stove
  • Dye pots in various sizes
  • Thermometers/tongs
  • Washer and dryer
  • Refrigerator for storage of dye material
  • Various racks
  • Task lights
  • Craft Stand
  • Hoops, scissors, embroidery threads
  • Transfer paper
  • Needle felting kits, supplies
  • 2 spinning wheels
  • Cotton spinning wheel
  • Drum carder
  • Hand carders
  • Hand Spindles
  • Crock pots
  • Salad spinners
  • Class tool kits – 12
  • Misc. basketry tools
  • Bins, towels,
  • Jerry stripper
  • Presentation station: laptop, 55” TV and camera
  • iMac
  • Projector
Fiber Arts student working on a small tapestry on a Navajo-style loom
Two weavers working at a floor loom in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio


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