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.


 

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

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 >

2019-05-01T12:32:58-07:00

Bento Bags

These simple, multi-functional, reusable fabric bags can be made in any size to carry and store most anything: groceries, knitting projects, lunch, toiletries, travel items, or used to wrap a special gift. Sew closed with a handle, or leave open to tie at the top.  Impact: Scraps of fabric, often too small or oddly shaped to ...Read more >

2019-06-11T09:40:09-07:00

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 >

2019-05-20T11:07:10-07:00

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

Embroidered Hoop Art

Create your own unique, hand embroidered wall hanging! Using a few basic stitches, each participant will make an original Pacific Northwest inspired design of mushrooms, ferns, a pinecone and a blueberry. No experience necessary. Includes stitch guide and printed instructions to complete 6" hoop art.  Get a good start on your design, then go home ...Read more >

2019-06-07T15:51:18-07:00

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

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 >

2019-06-10T11:02:42-07:00

Bento Bags

These simple, multi-functional, reusable fabric bags can be made in any size to carry and store most anything: groceries, knitting projects, lunch, toiletries, travel items, or used to wrap a special gift. Sew closed with a handle, or leave open to tie at the top.  Impact: Scraps of fabric, often too small or oddly shaped to ...Read more >

2019-06-10T10:53:16-07:00

Intro Garment Sewing: Rectangle Top

Learn to sew an easy, stylish and comfortable top!  Based on the timeless design of Daisy Braid (@_diydaisy), this rectangle top comes together easily without a pattern and can be customized in endless ways.  Experience the freedom and satisfaction of making your own clothing. Impact: Sewing garments from unwanted fabric is a sustainable and ethical way ...Read more >

2019-06-11T06:50:26-07:00