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    CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS STITCH OF THE MONTH Instructor - Caren Johnson $30.00 fee each session ($30.00 deposit reserves space) Meets 2nd Saturday
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 5, 2004
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      CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS


      STITCH OF THE MONTH
      Instructor - Caren Johnson
      $30.00 fee each session ($30.00 deposit reserves space)
      Meets 2nd Saturday morning of each month, 9:30am-noon
      First session:
      Sat, 6/12, 10am-noon
      or
      Wed, 6/23, 6pm-8pm

      The Stitch of the Month curriculum is designed to teach 12 major
      bead-weaving stitches/techniques in a comparative context. This is
      perhaps one of the best ways to learn bead weaving. You get a
      clearer understanding of what each stitch is, how to manage and
      control it, and what your project and design options are, when you
      learn them comparatively, rather than in isolation from each other.

      Each class is devoted to explaining a little of the history of the
      stitch and the how-to basics of doing the stitch. Students then
      practice with variations on the stitch, such as
      increasing/decreasing, flat vs. tubular vs. circular, and the like.
      Students are guided in planning a sampler, using the stitch.

      Students create samplers of each stitch or technique, and combine
      these either in a shadow box display, or as a quilt wall hanging, or
      as individual sampler hanging tapestries.

      Students may join the class at any point in the 12-month cycle. You
      may do all of the classes, or only some of them, as you desire. The
      first class is repeated every 2-3 months. If you miss a class, it
      will be repeated in the next cycle.



      The Twelve Sessions

      1. Beadweaving Primer. This session then introduces The Square
      Stitch.
      (This session is repeated every 2-3 months)

      2. The Herring Bone Stitch
      (also known as the Ndebele Stitch)

      3. The Peyote Stitch

      4. The Brick Stitch

      5. The Loom

      6. Right Angle Weave Stitch

      7. Chevron Stitch

      8. Netting

      9. Fringe Techniques

      10. Bead Embroidery Techniques

      11. Spiral Rope Strap Techniques

      12. St. Petersburg Chain Strap Techniques



      Supplies Needed

      There are some basic supplies that you will want to consider
      bringing to any of the sessions above, including:

      Size 12/0 or size 10/0 English beading needles
      C-Lon thread or Nymo Thread Size D
      Delicas in a main and 2 accent colors. 1 tube each should be enough
      Scissors
      Bead board, tray and work surface (you will want a way to spread
      your beads out, but keep the colors separated)


      For more information, please visit the website at:
      http://www.landofodds.com/beadschool
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