Join artist, Rebecca Peebles for a day-long retreat-style beading workshop. Over the course of one Sunday, participants will learn and practice the brick stitch while creating a pair of earrings or a badge. No experience necessary.
Familiar with the classic peyote stitch or not, the brick stitch beading technique offers beaders another way to build flat beadwork forms. Brick stitch, like other beading techniques, was perfected by Native Americans as post-colonial trade in glass beads expanded from Europe but the technique has been used around the world; ancient Egyptian and Guatemalan examples have been found.
In this class, participants learn the brick stitch and 2 possible directions to take it for a personal project: earrings or badge. Projects may also include fringe or fringe variations as well as loops or other connections for the purpose of hanging or attaching as ornament.
Various colors of seed beads will be offered for the sake of individual creative work. Participants can expect to create a project using 11/0 seed bead rocailles (small glass beads) and to be introduced to necessary skills for starting/finishing, tie-in/weave-in and creating loops or tubes. There will be time to learn, practice and begin (likely also finish) a project. All materials needed will be provided.
Take home: beadwork project (working or finished), beads as needed, 2 needles, a portion of thread, beadwork mat, fastener (as needed), SKILLZ and know-how.
10-3 pm with catered lunch from Olive and Finch. Orders will be taken upon arrival.
We are offering a second workshop with Rebecca Peebles, Beadwork Workshop: Peyote Stitch, on February 2nd Students who wish to sign up for both will receive a 10% discount. Just select the ticket option for both workshops ($270) when registering.
$270/person for two beading workshops (peyote stitch and brick-stitch)
All materials, tools, and supplies included.
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