Fiber Arts Collective

Upcoming Spring and Summer Classes 2022 Plus May Featured Artist

Coiling on a Clay Base Class

Have fun learning how to coil a basket top onto a clay base. Gayle Erbe-Hamlin will provide you with a choice of a fired and glazed base, with holes punched along the top. Over the next couple of hours she will guide you in securing raffia coils along the top edge. A coating of beeswax will provide a durable finish. When complete, you will have a unique and beautiful pot/basket to take home with you. Tea and scones will be provided.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 10 am -1 pm.

Class for adults and limited to 6 people.

Cost: Members $75 / Non-Members $80. All materials included.

Credit card payments add 4%. Call 541-708-6966, email [email protected], or drop in to register.


Finger Weaving Class-Straps, Belts, Handles

Join Diane Ericson to learn finger weaving with recycled tee shirts this summer!  This is a type of braiding that can be used for all types of straps, handles and belts.  This is a great summer travel project as it will tuck into your bag for that long plane or car vacation. 

Class open to ages 10 and up and limited to 4 students.

2 Sessions: Tuesday, July 19th & Tuesday, July 26th, 10:00 a.m. to noon

In Session #1: Learn cut a tee shirt to make a continuous strip to use in weaving.

In Session #2: Learn variations and more challenging finger weaving with a variety of colors, making slits, and adding to the weaving to make a wider shape.

What to bring:
2 different colored tee shirts.
A belt buckle or key ring. 
We will also have some different shaped rings for you to choose from in class.

Cost$50.00.  Credit card payments add 4%.  Call Call 541-708-6966, email [email protected], or drop in to register.

Join us for a beginner friendly exploration of Sashiko stitching. Sashiko is a highly accessible form of hand stitching that uses a simple running stitch and elevates it by modifying stitch order, stitch size, and pattern scale. These stitching patterns foster sustainability, durability, warmth, and reuse of textiles, including garments.

In this three-hour class we will walk through building pattern variations, and create our own hand stitched Sashiko blocks. Stitching will be accompanied by a discussion of Sashiko tools and thread. Specifically, we will examine thread choice for a variety of pattern types, and how to prepare thread skeins for stitching.  Along the way, we will learn the origin of Sashiko, its cultural significance, and share present-day applications of this centuries old stitching practice. 

Class open to ages 15 and up and limited to 8 people.

Date:  Saturday, July 16th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm

Cost: Members $40 / Non-Member $45 plus Material Cost $14 (includes needles, thread, ring thimble with palm plate, heat release marking pen, Essex yarn dyed fabric)  

Credit card payments add 4%. Call 541-708-6966, email [email protected], or drop in to register.

If you missed your chance last month to meet featured artist Cindy Triplett, fear not! She will join us again this month for First Friday Art Walk on May 6th from 5:30 to 7:30. Last month, Cindy demonstrated rug hooking on a work in progress; that piece is now finished and hanging in the gallery for your viewing pleasure. We invite you to enjoy Cindy’s gorgeous works featuring the color blue through May.