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 – Feed Sack Zippy Pouches

Transform woven plastic sacks into fun, funky, and functional zipper pouches!  You will learn how to customize the length of a zipper to fit the size of your pouch, so you can make your pouch in any size you like. Once you get the hang of assembling these, you'll be zipping them out in no ...Read more >

2019-02-04T11:27:21+00:00

CLASS FULL – Contemporary Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is a Japanese tie-dyeing technique which involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it. Using disperse dyes, polyester, and a heat press machine, participants will create beautiful textiles for use as scarves, wall hangings, wearable art, etc. Explore various ways to create three dimensional shibori pieces using paper molds, as well as two-dimensional applications ...Read more >

2018-12-27T20:39:45+00:00

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 >

2019-01-30T16:05:01+00:00

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

2019-02-15T15:05:46+00:00

CLASS FULL – Nuno Felted Scarf

Wool roving and sheer fabric are bonded together to create beautiful scarves using the nuno felting technique. This beginner level workshop will be playful, experimental, and tons of fun. Learn a new skill and go home with your own unique, handmade scarf!  Impact: Castaway fabric and roving are remade into useful and beautiful accessories, utilizing ...Read more >

2019-02-21T09:49:21+00:00

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 >

2019-02-12T16:37:07+00:00

CLASS FULL: Tapestry Weaving

Note: This class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 3/9 to 3/23.  This Intro to Weaving class will be quite experimental and fun! Students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, experiment with new techniques, and will take home a small wall hanging of their own creation. We will be weaving on pre-warped looms – just come in ...Read more >

2019-02-06T16:26:35+00:00

CLASS FULL – 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 >

2019-02-04T09:15:53+00:00

CLASS FULL – 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. Learn this simple technique, then take your new skills home with you and continue creating to your heart's content. ...Read more >

2019-02-08T12:30:42+00:00

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 >

2019-01-23T18:17:31+00:00

Mending With Crochet

Holes in your favorite jeans and sweaters? No problem. This class will teach you the basics of crochet and how to apply simple patches to repair clothing artfully. Please choose a small mending project appropriate for the time allotted.  Impact: Old clothing is made new again with artistic mending, extending the life of garments you ...Read more >

2019-01-30T14:53:11+00:00

KIDS: Hogwarts Express Camp

Note: This spring break camp takes place Tuesday-Friday, April 2-5, from 10 am to 2 pm daily. 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 ...Read more >

2019-02-15T19:41:30+00:00

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 >

2019-02-20T11:30:19+00:00

Introduction to Weaving

Note: This class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 4/6 to 4/20, 10am-1pm. New extended class. Learn to weave 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 create your own 2’ by 4′ rug. Impact: Scraps of fabric and used clothing are ...Read more >

2019-02-20T11:40:28+00:00

Toy Making: Little Scrap Rabbits

Join in the time-honored tradition of sewing toys from the scrap basket. Inspired by children’s books, little rabbit finger puppets are made from boiled wool and scraps. From basic shapes, learn the fabric preparation and traditional toymaking techniques to finish, personalize and costume your bunny. Think Easter baskets, bouquets, hidden for the garden egg hunt. ...Read more >

2019-02-20T12:00:56+00:00

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 >

2019-02-20T12:05:11+00:00

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 >

2019-02-20T12:09:16+00:00

Upcycle Sewing

Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturdays, 4/20 and 4/27.   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 >

2019-02-20T12:19:55+00:00

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 >

2019-02-20T11:46:01+00:00