Workshops

Jump into one of Ragfinery’s workshops and find inspiration and a lively creative community! Our sewing and crafting classes are taught by artists and crafters from in and around Bellingham and Whatcom County and are geared toward helping students find their own unique style and sense of creative expression. Browse our list of offerings below and contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

If you’re interested in a class which is full, please call us at (360) 738-6977 to be added to our waiting list.


 

Do the Twist: Knit a True Möbius Cowl

Note: This workshop takes place on two consecutive Wednesday evenings, November 1st & 8th. Knit a cozy scarf for the winter with this fun technique! We will learn the true möbius cast-on, a few different stitch patterns that look great on either side of the work, and how to finish with a bind-off. Knitting the ...Read more >

2017-09-20T11:45:45+00:00

Crazy Quilting

Note: This workshop takes place on two consecutive Saturday mornings, Nov. 4th & 11th. Begin to create a patchwork quilt using modern and traditional methods, and accent it with embroidery and other embellishments. In the first class create a 12” square from fabric scraps on a muslin base. With this technique you will be able to ...Read more >

2017-09-20T13:06:20+00:00

Introduction to Weaving

Note: This class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 11/4 to 11/18. The first workshop will be from 10am-noon and the last two will be from 10am-1pm. Learn to weave using a floor loom with Aurora Lindquist!  In a series of three Saturday morning sessions, learn to plan a weaving project and what materials to use, warp a loom, and ...Read more >

2017-09-25T08:19:01+00:00

Sewing Bootcamp

 Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturday mornings, 11/18 & 12/2. Learn to upcycle or alter your own clothes in this beginning sewing “bootcamp” series! Get familiar with the care and use of your sewing machine and solving basic sewing problems, take accurate body measurements and learn to fit items to your own aesthetic and body ...Read more >

2017-09-20T09:28:17+00:00

FREE: The Stocking Project

Bring material and sewing supplies (or shop before class for deals at Ragfinery) to sew a stocking to be donated to a child or family in need! Patterns and assistance will be provided, though familiarity with a sewing machine is necessary. Stockings will be displayed at Ragfinery and the Firehouse Cafe in Fairhaven, then filled and ...Read more >

2017-10-18T16:48:18+00:00

FREE: The Stocking Project

Bring material and sewing supplies (or shop before class for deals at Ragfinery) to sew a stocking to be donated to a child or family in need! Patterns and assistance will be provided, though familiarity with a sewing machine is necessary. Stockings will be displayed at Ragfinery and the Firehouse Cafe in Fairhaven, then filled and ...Read more >

2017-10-18T16:49:16+00:00

Upcycled Poinsettia Pins

Reinvent a well-loved sweater into a festive pin or ornament! Depending on your crafting prowess, you'll leave this workshop with one or more upcycled flowers to take home and decorate your tree or your mantle, to wear as an accessory, or give as a sweet handmade gift.  Participant Materials and Requirements: Please bring a pin ...Read more >

2017-10-18T13:43:09+00:00

Coiled Fabric Baskets

This class will teach you to make sturdy baskets from almost any kind of scrap fabric! Thick strips of fabric are twisted and bound together with yarn, strong cotton string, or thin strips of more fabric. Many possibilities await! Participant and Material Requirements Students can bring their own fabric or purchase fabric from Ragfinery. The ...Read more >

2017-10-16T16:23:26+00:00

Needle Felted Gnome Ornament

These adorable little creatures come together like magic! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into charming gnome ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree or mantle, or give as one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. You won't believe how easy it is! Participant Materials & Requirements: All materials provided. No experience necessary.   Instructor Natalia Robinson About ...Read more >

2017-10-19T17:22:57+00:00

Gift Wrapping with Textiles

Bring your gift-giving to a new level with the art of wrapping with cloth. Not only is this method beautiful but it is also reusable! We will have a selection of fabrics and embellishments on hand for purchase, along with someone to teach you techniques for success. Unique card-making supplies will also be on hand ...Read more >

2017-10-19T17:21:06+00:00