Workshops

Jump into one of Ragfinery’s workshops and find inspiration and a lively creative community! Our sewing and crafting classes are taught by local artists and crafters and are geared toward helping participants find their own unique style and creativity. 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.


 

CLASS FULL – No-Sew Braided Rugs

Learn how to craft a beautiful no-sew braided rug from old sheets! This four strand technique eliminates the need for sewing braids together and results in a sturdy rug able to withstand the modern washer and drier.  Impact: Worn, torn, or stained fabrics are diverted from the landfill.   Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring sharp scissors, 2 ...Read more >

2019-04-16T13:11:52-07:00

Sashiko Style Mending

Sashiko mending is a Japanese style of visible mending that uses embroidery stitching to create beautiful surface designs. It's simple to learn, but has endless style variations. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of sashiko and various sashiko patterns and styles of mending. You will design a sashiko patch, and go home with a ...Read more >

2019-03-22T10:57:26-07:00

CLASS FULL – Weaver’s Choice

Note: This class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 5/4 to 5/18. In this intro to weaving class students get to pick their own project! Make a rag rug, tapestry, scarf, or table runner, or simply play with weaving ideas. Class is open to new and experienced students. Impact: Scraps of fabric and yarn are saved from the ...Read more >

2019-03-23T11:06:36-07:00

Simple Fabric Flowers (by donation)

Do you have a special someone to honor on Mother’s Day, or any day? We’ll be making flowers out of reclaimed scrap fabric and trims, using basic hand-sewing techniques. Use your flower to dress up a card with a special message, or attach it to a safety pin to make a one-of-a-kind accessory. No need ...Read more >

2019-04-16T17:55:42-07:00

CLASS FULL – Intro to Eco-Printing

Create vivid patterns on fabric using foliage and other elements from nature. This simple, eco-friendly dyeing technique uses a direct contact printing method, drawing out pigments from plants to make interesting and sometimes surprising designs on fabric. Transform plain silk scarves into beautifully printed, one-of-a-kind pieces. You'll go home with two silk scarves.   Impact: Natural pigments from ...Read more >

2019-04-08T14:31:25-07:00

Sashiko Style Mending

Sashiko mending is a Japanese style of visible mending that uses embroidery stitching to create beautiful surface designs. It's simple to learn, but has endless style variations. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of sashiko and various sashiko patterns and styles of mending. You will design a sashiko patch, and go home with a ...Read more >

2019-03-22T11:36:56-07:00

CLASS FULL – Hand Embroidered Hoop Art

Learn how to paint with thread! Together we’ll stitch up a beautiful mountain sunset hoop to hang on your wall. No experience is required. In this short session you’ll learn some basic stitches to get a good start on your design, then go home with detailed instructions and materials for successful completion. Everyone will be working ...Read more >

2019-04-06T12:48:43-07:00

No-Sew Braided Rugs

Learn how to craft a beautiful no-sew braided rug from old sheets! This four strand technique eliminates the need for sewing braids together and results in a sturdy rug able to withstand the modern washer and drier.  Impact: Worn, torn, or stained fabrics are diverted from the landfill.   Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring sharp scissors, 2 ...Read more >

2019-03-22T12:20:05-07:00

Upcycle Sewing

Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturdays, 6/1 and 6/8.   Fondly called Sewing Bootcamp in the past, this popular workshop now features increased instruction time and a new name! It focuses on teaching you to upcycle or alter your own clothes and is taught by the patient and personable, Brigitte. Start with the ...Read more >

2019-04-15T10:07:47-07:00

Hand Embroidered Hoop Art

Learn how to paint with thread! Together we’ll stitch up a beautiful mountain sunset hoop to hang on your wall. No experience is required. In this short session you’ll learn some basic stitches to get a good start on your design, then go home with detailed instructions and materials for successful completion. Everyone will be working ...Read more >

2019-04-15T13:41:59-07:00

KIDS: Wonder Wool Camp

Dates: June 25-28, Tuesday to Friday Time: 10am – 2pm daily Ages:8+ Description: Start from scratch and see how yarn is made in this fun-filled four day camp. We’ll take natural wool fleece through the process of dyeing, carding, teasing, and spinning, and then use our handmade yarn to create our own woven wall hangings ...Read more >

2019-03-04T15:16:53-07:00

No-Sew Braided Rugs

Learn how to craft a beautiful no-sew braided rug from old sheets! This four strand technique eliminates the need for sewing braids together and results in a sturdy rug able to withstand the modern washer and drier.  Impact: Worn, torn, or stained fabrics are diverted from the landfill.   Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring sharp scissors, 2 ...Read more >

2019-04-15T13:54:19-07:00

KIDS: Five Days of Flags Camp

Dates: July 8-12, Monday to Friday Time: 10am – noon daily Ages: 6+ Description: This year we’ve revamped this popular week-long camp to include those who want a shorter day for a younger crowd. We will play with ways to make plain fabric fabulous. Using dye, prints, embroidery, applique and sun prints we will turn reclaimed ...Read more >

2019-04-08T15:13:49-07:00

KIDS: Wonder Wool Camp

Dates: July 23-26, Tuesday to Friday Time: 10am – 2pm daily Ages:8+ Description: Start from scratch and see how yarn is made in this fun-filled four day camp. We’ll take natural wool fleece through the process of dyeing, carding, teasing, and spinning, and then use our handmade yarn to create our own woven wall hangings ...Read more >

2019-03-04T15:52:32-07:00

Teen Upcycle Fashion Camp

Dates: July 29-August 2, Monday to Friday Time: 10am to 2pm each day Ages: 12-18   Description: In this hands-on camp we will focus on the process of upcycle fashion design – taking existing clothing and reinventing it to be uniquely your own! We’ll walk through the process of envisioning your design, selecting the right materials, ...Read more >

2019-04-08T15:42:59-07:00

Teen Upcycle Fashion Camp

Dates: August 5-9, Monday to Friday Time: 10am to 2pm each day Ages: 12-18   Description: In this hands-on camp we will focus on the process of upcycle fashion design – taking existing clothing and reinventing it to be uniquely your own! We’ll walk through the process of envisioning your design, selecting the right materials, putting ...Read more >

2019-03-04T16:11:55-07:00

KIDS: Hogwarts Express Camp

Dates: August 13-16, Tuesday to Friday Time: 10am to 2pm each day Ages: 8+   Description: Bring the magic with this adventure-filled, Harry Potter inspired camp! Through games, storytelling, and hands-on fiber arts activities, kids will experience the exciting world of witchcraft and wizardry. Discover your patronus while crafting magic wands, make a felt tie in your ...Read more >

2019-04-10T19:08:41-07:00