Oct 12, 2022 - Techniques Night
We continue to meet virtually via Zoom. TBS members will be sent the link via email the week of the presentation.
Four fabulous instructors have decided to offer our membership an opportunity to learn something new. The best part is there is no cost to our membership, no kit fee either, but you have to supply your own materials to take the classes. These 4 classes have previously been offered, but are repeated now to give people another chance to take them since you can only take one class per session. Members will be sent an e-mail to make their choice.
Shambhala-style braceletInstructor: Gillian Clarke
Learn (or re-learn) the macramé square knot and use it to make this classic shambhala-style bracelet with a neat adjustable sliding closure and beaded ends.
Two (2) yards of 1mm waxed cotton cord (OR hemp cord, polyester cord, round leather cord, satin cord (“bug tail”), string or non-fluffy yarn);
Seven 10mm stone beads (OR basically, any number, type and size of beads you like) - IMPORTANT: You must be able to thread the beads onto the cord!
Optional: Two size 2/0 or 6/0 beads to finish the cord ends.
white glue (or another glue that dries clear)
A clipboard (OR a sheet of hard cardboard and a binder clip OR a foam macramé board)
Russian LeavesInstructor: Marilyn Parker
An easy way to learn diagonal peyote stitch. Get instant gratification by creating beaded leaves as you learn this very adaptable stitch.
Materials: Two (2) colours of size 11/seed beads (either cylindrical or regular) and one (1) colour of 15/ seed beads.
Tools: size 12 or 13 needle and beading thread, scissors.
Diagonal WeaveInstructor: Maria Rypan
Learn a versatile stitch using larger-sized contrast beads along the beaded band edge add texture and frame the inside base color. Once the foundation is made, repeat 3-bead by 2-bead sequence for a diagonal weave. This versatile band is great for bracelets, necklaces, badge holders. It's great for adding cascading swags for a necklace. For starters, try a bracelet finished with a toggle.
Materials: Choose your project scale:
LARGER: Size 6/ seed bead & 8/ seed beads for centre;
MID: Size 8/ seed beads & 10/ or 11/ seed bead centre;
OPTIONAL: TWO colours of same-size seed beads
Tools: beading needle and thread, scissors / thread-cutter
Fanciful Feathers or Pretty PlumesInstructor: Naomi Smith
From time immemorial Feathers have has an esteemed place in Indigenous life. Feathers are used in a variety of ways and are incorporated as a decorative embellishment on a variety of objects. Feathers are also one of the most satisfying elements to recreate in beads, if you know how.
This techniques night session features different ways to create bead embroidery feathers. Using simple stitches and different types of beads it’s possible to create the perfect feather. In this session we will discuss the different ways beaded Feathers can be made and used, especially as it relates to indigenous creative expression.
Materials: (Any of the bead colours can be substituted.)
Size 11/0 short beading needles.
Size 10/0 or 11/0 black, white and red seed beads (colours can be substituted)
Size 8/0 white and black seed beads
Size 3 (.25 of and inch long or 6MM) white and black bugle beads.
Nymo D beading thread
6” by 4” Heavy craft Pellon or Goodfelt (lacys stiff stuff). Recommend keeping extra bits for more samples handy
1 sheet of plain paper
Assortment of glass beads or sew-ons that can be used as a focal
Tools: Scissors, beadmat, pen or pencil, gel pen (optional); glue stick or double stick tap
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|Wed Oct 12 @ 7:00PM |