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 – Embroidered Word of the Year

Brave. Flow. Hope. Balance. Do you have a word to guide you into 2019? We will embroider wall hangings with a word for the year as a way to deepen our intentions and practice or learn a simple hand sewing technique. Play with color, fonts and embellishments to amplify and express your desire for the ...Read more >

2018-12-25T18:44:06+00:00

Upcycle Sewing

Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturdays, 2/2 and 2/9.   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 >

2018-12-17T09:38:55+00:00

Upcycled Valentines

Who do you love? It’s time to tell them! Drop by Ragfinery and make a quick upcycled Valentine for a special someone. We’ll provide the vintage patterns, fabric scraps, paper, and other embellishments; you provide the creativity. If you have some sentimental fabrics of your own, bring them along to incorporate into your design.   ...Read more >

2018-12-21T14:15:17+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 >

2018-12-24T09:40:56+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 >

2019-01-07T12:10:25+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