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    CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS ABOUT OUR STITCH OF THE MONTH PROGRAM The June Stitch of the Month classes begin the cycle once more. The June class is a
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      CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS

      ABOUT OUR STITCH OF THE MONTH PROGRAM

      The June Stitch of the Month classes begin the cycle once more.
      The June class is a Bead Weaving Primer and an Introduction to the
      Square Stitch.

      This session covers:

      -What tools and supplies you need in beadweaving

      -Basic starting techniques, such as threading a needle, tying a
      finishing knot, and tying a connecting knot

      -A review survey of various types of bead weaving, such as off-loom
      vs loom; following patterns vs. free form; flat vs. tubular;
      increasing and decreasing; circular and spiral

      -A review of the types and varieties of beads used in bead weaving

      -How to choose a clasp for beadweaving projects

      -Learning the Square Stitch


      Offered on 2 different dates in June:
      Either,
      Sat, 6/4, 10am-noon
      Or,
      Mon, 6/20, 6-8pm


      There are 12 stitches overall covered during the year, one a
      month. Classes are usually offered on the first Saturday of each
      month (10am-noon) and the 3rd Monday each month (6-8pm). You can do
      all 12 stitches, only a few or just one -- that's up to you. Each
      class is "in and of itself".

      The instructor is Kathleen Lynam.

      Each class is $30.00 plus supplies.

      You register each month for each specific class, not the Stitch of
      the Month curriculum as a whole. You can register in-person at Be
      Dazzled Beads, or by phone (615-292-0610). You will want to
      register at least a couple days before the scheduled class you are
      interested in. (The sequence of classes is listed below).



      For our students interested in learning to use needle and thread to
      create wonderful beadwoven bracelets, necklaces, amulet bags, and
      other adornments, our Stitch of the Month program is perfect for you.

      We teach bead weaving differently, (and I believe much more
      effectively), than most other places. At other places, you
      typically take a class and learn to do a set of steps to create a
      very specific project. You don't learn how to apply these steps in
      other situations. And you probably forget how to do the project.

      In our Stitch of the Month, we take a developmental and design
      approach. You learn about the stitch and how to make choices about
      the stitch. You learn about how to choose materials (clasps,
      beads, stringing materials and the like) appropriate to that
      stitch. You learn about variations for applying the stitch. Then
      you practice what you learn by creating a bracelet. By taking more
      than one stitch over the year, you also begin to learn in a
      comparative way, which reinforces what you have learned.

      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 creating a bracelet, using the stitch, and
      usually one or more variations of the stitch.

      The student will typically cover this information in each class:
      1. The history of the stitch
      2. Learning the basic stitch
      a) How to start the stitch-project
      b) How to implement the basic stitch throughout the project
      c) The most appropriate kinds of materials (beads, findings,
      stringing materials) for this stitch
      d) The most appropriate kinds of projects for this stitch
      3. Increasing and Decreasing using the stitch
      4. Finishing off the piece (clasps, edges, embellishment, fringes,
      and the like)
      5. How to read a pattern for this stitch
      6. An introduction to other variations using this stitch
      7. Making a bracelet, using this stitch

      Each class is "in and of itself". Students may join the Stitch of
      the Month 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. June: BEADWEAVING PRIMER, and Introduction to the SQUARE STITCH.
      (This session is repeated every 2-3 months)

      This session covers:
      What tools and supplies you need in beadweaving
      Basic starting techniques, such as threading a needle, tying a
      finishing knot, and tying a connecting knot
      A review survey of various types of bead weaving, such as off-loom
      vs loom; following patterns vs. free form; flat vs. tubular;
      increasing and decreasing; circular and spiral
      A review of the types and varieties of beads used in bead weaving
      How to choose a clasp for beadweaving projects
      Learning the Square Stitch

      2. July: NETTING

      3. August: NDBELE STITCH (also known as Herringbone)

      4. September: PEYOTE STITCH

      5. October: LOOM

      6. November: BRICK STITCH

      7. December: SPIRAL ROPE

      8. January: FRINGE

      9. February: RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE

      10. March: BEAD EMBROIDERY

      11. April: PETERSBURG CHAIN

      12. May: BEADED BEADS



      General 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 in various colors that will
      coordinate with your beads
      Delicas in a main and 2 accent colors.
      Scissors
      Size 11/0 and size 8/0 seed beads, in a few coordinating colors
      Buttons to use as button clasps
      Bead board, tray and work surface (you will want a way to spread
      your beads out, but keep the colors separated)



      The Stitch of the Month maintains its own email notification list,
      and if you want to add your name to this, let Warren know (615/292-
      0610 or warren@... )

      For more information, please visit our web-site at:
      www.landofodds.com/beadschool
    • oddsshop
      CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS STITCH OF THE MONTH Learn a New Bracelet Stitch Each Month Instructor - Kathleen Lynam $30.00 fee each session plus supplies
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 1, 2006
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        CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS

        STITCH OF THE MONTH
        Learn a New Bracelet Stitch Each Month
        Instructor - Kathleen Lynam
        $30.00 fee each session plus supplies ($30.00 deposit reserves space)


        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 creating a bracelet, using the stitch, and
        usually one or more variations of the stitch.

        The student will typically cover this information in each class:
        1. The history of the stitch
        2. Learning the basic stitch
        a) How to start the stitch-project
        b) How to implement the basic stitch throughout the project
        c) The most appropriate kinds of materials (beads, findings,
        stringing materials) for this stitch
        d) The most appropriate kinds of projects for this stitch
        3. Increasing and Decreasing using the stitch
        4. Finishing off the piece (clasps, edges, embellishment, fringes,
        and the like)
        5. How to read a pattern for this stitch
        6. An introduction to other variations using this stitch
        7. Making a bracelet, using this stitch

        Each class is "in and of itself". Students may join the Stitch of
        the Month at any point in the 12-month cycle. You may do all of the
        classes, or only one or some of them, as you desire. If you miss a
        class, it will be repeated in the next cycle.

        Each class is $30.00 plus supplies, and lasts about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

        You register each month for each specific class, not the Stitch of
        the Month curriculum as a whole. You can register in-person at Be
        Dazzled Beads, or by phone (615-292-0610). You will want to register
        at least a couple days before the scheduled class you are interested
        in.

        For our students interested in learning to use needle and thread to
        create wonderful beadwoven bracelets, necklaces, amulet bags, and
        other adornments, our Stitch of the Month program is perfect for you.

        We teach bead weaving differently, (and I believe much more
        effectively), than most other places. At other places, you typically
        take a class and learn to do a set of steps to create a very
        specific project. You don't learn how to apply these steps in other
        situations. And you probably forget how to do the project.

        In our Stitch of the Month, we take a developmental and design
        approach. You learn about the stitch and how to make choices about
        the stitch. You learn about how to choose materials (clasps, beads,
        stringing materials and the like) appropriate to that stitch. Then
        you practice what you learn by creating a bracelet. By taking more
        than 1 stitch over the year, you also begin to learn in a
        comparative way, which reinforces what you have learned.

        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.



        The Twelve Sessions

        1. June: BEADWEAVING PRIMER, and Introduction to the SQUARE STITCH.
        Mon, 6/19, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        What tools and supplies you need in beadweaving
        Basic starting techniques, such as threading a needle, tying a
        finishing knot, and tying a connecting knot
        A review survey of various types of bead weaving, such as off-loom
        vs loom; following patterns vs. free form; flat vs. tubular;
        increasing and decreasing; circular and spiral
        A review of the types and varieties of beads used in bead weaving
        How to choose a clasp for beadweaving projects
        Learning the Square Stitch

        Supplies:
        4mm Miyuki cube beads
        size 11/0 seed beads in green
        size 11/0 seed beads in various flower colors
        Size #10 or #12 English Beading Needle
        Bees Wax
        Nymo or C-Lon size D
        Scissors, Work surface
        Bic lighter or thread zapper



        2. July: NETTING
        Either,
        Sat, 7/1, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 7/17, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        History of Netted Beadwork
        Most appropriate beads to use, and most appropriate projects for
        netting
        Basic netting stitch
        How to decrease and increase
        How to embellish
        How to make an embellished bead toggle clasp

        Supplies:
        For the base:
        size 11/0 seed beads in 2 contrasting colors
        Embellishing the netted base:
        size 11/0 seed beads
        Add 2-3 more seed bead colors in the contrast group
        Option: a tube of mini fringe drops

        Size #10 or #12 English beading needles
        Nymo or C-Lon thread size D
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper
        2 size 8mm or 10mm round beads for toggle closure
        Bead stopper




        3. August: NDBELE STITCH (also known as Herringbone)
        Either,
        Sat, 8/5, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 8/21, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        History of Ndbele Stitch
        Most appropriate beads for use with this stitch
        Most appropriate projects for use with this stitch
        The basic technique and some variations, like increasing/decreasing
        and netting

        Supplies:
        For the tubular stem:
        green size 11/0 seed beads

        For the flower:
        1-3 shades of one color (dark yellow, light yellow, very pale
        yellow) in size 11/0 seed beads
        1-2 shades of one color in size 15/0 seed beads
        12 drop beads (Miyuki mini fringe drops) to accentuate the tips of
        the flowers
        Green glass leaves
        small glass flowers

        Lead free Solder diameter size .125 (can be purchased at hardware
        store)

        Other basic supplies:
        Size #10 or #12 English beading needles
        Nymo or C-Lon thread size D
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper
        File
        Bead Stopper




        4. September: PEYOTE STITCH
        Either,
        Sat, 9/2, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 9/18, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        Learn the peyote stitch and its variations.
        - even count
        - odd count
        - increase/decrease
        - tubular
        - mixing sizes of beads
        - doing a pattern

        Supplies:




        5. October: LOOM
        Either,
        Sat, 10/7, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 10/16, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        History of Loomwork
        Most appropriate beads to use
        Most appropriate projects lending themselves to loomwork
        How to warp a loom
        How to loom
        Some variations -- increasing/decreasing
        Reading a pattern
        Finishing off your loomwork

        Supplies:
        Loom (a simple 1 foot wood loom is fine)
        Size #12-long loom needle
        Nymo D or C-Lon D beading thread for warp and weft
        1 color of size 12/0 delicas for background
        multiple colors of 12/0 delicas for leaves
        Button for closure
        scissors and work surface




        6. November: BRICK STITCH
        Either,
        Sat, 11/4, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 11/20, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        History of Brick Stitch
        Most appropriate beads to use for brick stitch
        Most appropriate projects for using the brick stitch
        The basic stitch and how to get started with it
        Some variations on the stitch
        How to finish off your piece

        Supplies:
        Size 8/0 seed beads in 2 contrasting colors
        Size 15/0 seed beads in colors matching the 8/0's
        Magnetic clasp
        Size #10 or #12 English beading needles
        Nymo or C-Lon thread size D
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper




        7. December: SPIRAL ROPE
        Either,
        Sat, 12/2, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 12/18, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        About the spiral rope
        Variations on the technique

        Supplies:
        2 tubes of constrasting seed beads (11/0's)
        2 tubes of Miyuki mini fringe drop beads
        clasp
        Size #10 or #12 English beading needles
        Nymo or C-Lon thread size D
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper




        8. January: FRINGE
        Either,
        Sat, 1/6, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 1/15, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        About bead embellishment.
        Types of fringe techniques.
        Creating a bracelet made up of fringes.

        Supplies:
        Small button
        Various colors of size 11/0 seed beads
        Size 8/0 seed beads
        Pearls or a variety of 6mm-8mm size round or roundish beads.
        Size 15/0 seed beads in assorted colors
        Nymo D or C-Lon Size D thread
        Size #10 or Size #12 English Beading Needles
        Bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper




        9. February: RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE
        Either,
        Sat, 2/3, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 2/19, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        Learn to make a reversible 2-sided right angle weave bracelet.
        Some history about the stitch
        Most appropriate beads to use
        Most appropriate types of projects for the RAW
        Variations: increase/decrease; netting; 3-D

        Supplies:
        4mm fire polish beads or austrian crystal bicones
        Delica beads in a constrasting or complimentary color
        Miyuki mini fringe drops
        Nymo or C-Lon beading thread, size D
        Size #10 or Size #12 English beading needles
        Bees wax
        A 2-strand filigree box clasp
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper



        10. March: BEAD EMBROIDERY
        Either,
        Sat, 3/3, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 3/19, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        About bead embroidery and some history.
        Most appropriate beads.
        Most appropriate tools.
        Most appropriate projects lending themselves to bead embroidery.
        Creating, Preparing and Using the "surface" - various techniques and
        approaches.
        Back Stitch
        Couching Stitch

        Supplies:
        Assortment of seed beads (all sizes) and regular beads (3mm-6mm)
        Small cabochons or flattish beads
        Color coordinated thread (Nymo or C-Lon size D)
        Size #10 or Size #12 English beading needles
        SIze #10 or Size #12 Sharps beading needles
        Bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper
        Tim-tex or Lacy's Stiffy Stuff
        Piece of ultrasuede
        Metal bracelet cuff blank (1/2" wide)
        E-6000 glue
        Fabri-tac




        11. April: PETERSBURG CHAIN
        Either,
        Sat, 4/7, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 4/16, 6-9pm

        This session covers:
        Some background on the stitch
        Learn the Petersburg Chain
        Some variations on the Petersburg chain in the use of the stitch,
        and in the use of various beads

        Supplies:
        2 colors of size 8/0 seed beads
        1 color of size 11/0 seed beads
        1 strand of 3mm fire polish beads
        1 button
        Color coordinated thread (Nymo or C-Lon size D)
        Size #10 or Size #12 English beading needles
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper
        [Bring your bead stash, because you may want to use a different
        assortment of beads.]




        12. May: BEADED BEADS
        Either,
        Sat, 5/5, 10am-1pm
        or,
        Mon, 5/21, 6-9pm

        This session covers:

        Supplies:
        Round Furnace Glass Beads (You need a bead with a large hole to go
        through solder or bead holders)
        4mm fire polish beads
        Size 8/0 seed beads
        Size 11/0 seed beads
        Japanese Size 1 bugle beads
        All the above beads should coordinate in color pallette

        Size #10 or Size #12 English beading needles
        bees wax
        scissors and work surface
        Lighter or thread zapper


        General 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 in various colors that will
        coordinate with your beads
        Delicas in a main and 2 accent colors.
        Size 11/0 and size 8/0 seed beads, in a few coordinating colors
        Size 15/0 seed beads in a few coordinating colors
        Miyuki Mini fringe drops in a few coordinating colors
        Assortment of 3mm and 4mm size beads in druks and fire polish, or
        austrian crystal beads
        Buttons to use as button clasps
        Scissors
        Bead board, tray and work surface (you will want a way to spread
        your beads out, but keep the colors separated)
        Lighter or thread zapper
        Bees wax




        Also, for more intermediate and advanced beaders, Kathleen teaches a
        different Beaded Bead technique once every quarter.


        For more information, please visit the web-site:
        www.landofodds.com/beadschool/
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