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Ragfinery - Nuno Felt Circle Vest


One of the most feminine and versatile pieces Patti teaches, the circular vest can be worn four different ways! Students will make a vest from the color kit of their choosing. Learn how altering the silk base creates different looks with the same pattern. Some prior nuno felt experience is recommended. This class is small in size, allowing for plenty of individual attention. A one hour lunch break is allotted. Please wear comfy shoes & bring lunch. Participant Materials & Requirements: Each student will have the option to purchase a materials kit during the class ($60 – plenty of color options) or you may bring your own materials.


• Sat 1/6/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ragfinery - No Sew Braided Rugs


This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please call the shop at (360) 738-6977. Come 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. These rugs are a great way to keep worn, torn, ugly or stained fabrics out of the landfill. Participant and Materials Requirements Sharp scissors, 2 old bed sheets in different colors, flat or fitted, any size. Avoid white as this will be a rug and white will get dirty fast so I don’t recommend it. Patterns are fine. Sheets can also be purchased at Ragfinery prior to class.


• Wed 1/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ragfinery - Embroidered Word of the Year


Brave. Flow. Hope. Balance. Do you have a word to guide you into 2018? 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 new year. Come with a word or short phrase, or get inspired by our gathering. Participant and Materials Requirements: All materials provided. you may bring an embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, scissors or needles if you have favorite ones in your stash.


• Sat 1/13/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ragfinery - Introduction to Eco-Printing

Textiles, Class/Workshop

Create vivid patterns on fabric using foliage and other elements from nature. This simple, eco-friendly dyeing technique uses a direct contact printing method, drawing out pigments from plants to make interesting and sometimes surprising designs on fabric. Transform plain silk scarves into beautifully printed, one-of-a-kind pieces. Participant Materials and Requirements: All materials provided. Optional: participants may wish to collect Autumn leaves and preserve them (dry or freeze) to experiment with various outcomes. Blackberry leaves, oak, maple, hydrangea, hazelnut, walnut, and red rose bush leaves are all know to produce beautiful results. Eucalyptus will be provided.


• Sat 1/20/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ragfinery - Sewing Bootcamp


Learn to upcycle or alter your own clothes in this beginning sewing “bootcamp” series! Get familiar with the care and use of your sewing machine and solving basic sewing problems, take accurate body measurements and learn to fit items to your own aesthetic and body type! Sew a knit cap in the first class, and move on to constructing a garment or other project of your choice, such as a knit or woven dress, top, skirt, or pant. We will focus on embellishments and finishing touches specific to your project, i.e. pockets, zippers, buttons/buttonholes, hems, etc. Take away a short guide and reference list to assist you in applying your new skills at home. Please note that you will be working on the Ragfinery Baby Loc machines and we will not be working with patterns. Participant and Materials Requirements: Materials for the first project will be provided, and Brigitte will make every effort to choose the correct sewing tools suitable for your next project of choice. If you know what garment you will be working on, please bring it to the first session. Note: This workshop is held on two consecutive Saturday mornings, 1/20 & 1/27.


• Sat 1/20/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sat 1/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM