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.


 

CLASS CANCELLED- KIDS: Hogwarts Express Camp

CLASS CANCELLED-Dates: August 20-23, 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 >

2019-08-14T13:52:10-07:00

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 >

2019-07-30T15:48:01-07:00

CLASS FULL -Introduction to Weaving

Note: This class runs three consecutive Sundays from 9/1 to 9/15, 1-4pm. Learn to weave with Aurora Lindquist!  In a series of three Sunday afternoon 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 saved from the ...Read more >

2019-08-12T14:04:32-07:00

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 >

2019-07-02T14:37:09-07:00

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 >

2019-07-02T14:12:44-07:00

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 >

2019-07-02T14:01:29-07:00

Eileen Fisher Renew Pop-Up Shop

Wear Your Flaws On Your Sleeve. Join Seattle’s Eileen Fisher Renew and Ragfinery for Bellingham’s Not-Quite Perfect Sale! Shop gently worn, slightly flawed Eileen Fisher pieces at $10 and up! Every purchase of a Not-Quite Perfect item extends the life of the clothes we love, and helps to reduce fashion’s footprint, one garment at a ...Read more >

2019-07-29T14:42:49-07:00

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 >

2019-07-02T12:56:10-07:00

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 old ...Read more >

2019-08-01T11:03:22-07:00

Upcycle Sewing

Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturdays, 10/5 and 10/12. 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 basics, ...Read more >

2019-08-01T11:11:17-07:00

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 >

2019-08-01T12:09:11-07:00

Toymaking: Little Scrap Crows

Spend an afternoon reclaiming the tradition of sewing toys from the scrap basket. Make a little black crow from discarded fabric with a primitive tattered look. From machine-sewn basic shapes, use classic toymaking techniques to finish and add character to your basic crow. Keep it simple or dig through the stash of provided fabrics and ...Read more >

2019-08-01T12:13:57-07:00