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 are geared toward helping participants learn creative new ways to keep textiles out of the landfill and to bring new life to things they already own. 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.


 

CANCELED – FREE: Drop-In Mending

Bring in your garments, gear, and household items in need of repair or alteration and a Ragfinery staff member will walk you through mending them! This drop-in mending session will focus on machine and hand-sewing. This workshop is made possible through grant funding and is a part of our efforts to educate the community on ...Read more >

2020-03-17T16:07:50-07:00

CANCELED – FREE: Drop-In Youth Workshop

Stop in each month for an upcycled, textile arts workshop for youth! We'll post the details of each activity and age requirements on Facebook before each workshop. Parents, please feel free to join in or shop the store during the workshop. This drop-in workshop is volunteer-led and has limited space, so the workshop is first come, ...Read more >

2020-03-11T15:18:05-07:00

Weaving Table Runners

Note: This class runs three Saturdays: 5/2, 5/9, and 5/23, 10am-1pm. Participants will not be able to work on their weaving on 5/16 due to a store-wide event. Decorate your table with your very own custom-made table runner! In this workshop, you’ll learn Rep Weave technique, making a lovely and unique table runner. Previous weaving experience ...Read more >

2020-03-06T16:46:23-08:00

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 dryer.  Impact: Worn, torn, or stained fabrics are diverted from the landfill. Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring sharp scissors, 2 old ...Read more >

2020-03-11T15:20:14-07:00

Sustainable Eco-Dyeing

This exploration of eco-dyeing begins by gathering plants from your neighborhood to dye with natural materials. Serendipity is always at play as you experiment with various plants to see what happens in the dyepot, creating unique and intriguing results. We’ll dye small pieces of silk or wool that can be used to make a project ...Read more >

2020-03-06T16:54:57-08:00

Sashiko Style Mending

Sashiko is a Japanese style of stitching, used for mending and to create beautiful surface designs. In this workshop, the focus is on denim repair, using basic sashiko technique. It’s simple to learn, but has endless style variations. You will create a sashiko patch, learn tips and tricks for mending denim, and make a plan ...Read more >

2020-03-11T15:12:25-07:00

KIDS: Hogwarts Express Camp

Note: This summer camp takes place Monday-Friday, July 6-10 from 10 am to 2 pm daily. Bring the magic with this adventure-filled, Harry Potter inspired summer camp! Through games, storytelling, and hands-on fiber arts activities, kids will experience the exciting world of witchcraft and wizardry. Make a felt tie in your house colors, create your ...Read more >

2020-03-06T17:07:50-08:00

KIDS: Radical Reuse Camp

Note: This summer camp takes place Monday-Friday, July 13-17 from 10 am to 2 pm daily. In this new camp you’ll make projects from everyday worn out materials like jeans and t-shirts, socks and fleece. We’ll build skills sewing with a machine, weaving and braiding, and customizing in fun ways! Projects like the stenciled denim ...Read more >

2020-03-06T17:12:25-08:00

KIDS: Teen Upcycle Sewing Camp

Note: This summer camp takes place Monday-Friday, August 17-21 from 10 am to 2 pm daily. 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 >

2020-03-06T17:24:04-08:00