About the Course
Develop a range of off loom bead weaving skills on this evening jewellery workshop. Suitable for beginners or students with experience who are looking to extend their skills with the help of an experienced tutor.
By the end of the course you will be able to
use a range of bead weaving stiches and pattern including: Netting, Right Angle Weave, Peyote
have a greater understanding of seed beads, types available and sizes and when to use them
Create a range of beaded jewellery, showcasing the different techniques taught
Class format and activities
This is a practical class. Each week we will go through new stitches and patterns, including Netting, Right Angle Weave, Peyote, Square Stitch and Spiral Stitch. You will create a practice piece of your choice using the materials provided and the skills demonstrated during the session. By the end of the term you will have a set of samples demonstrating the different stitches and patterns.
During the course there will be ongoing discussions and examples on bead weaving techniques, the appropriate threads & findings to use.
There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit.
The tutor will facilitate group discussions and work with the students one-to-one and in groups.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!
What you need to know before you enrol
This is a practical course and will require hand skills for working with threads and weaving
techniques. Glasses or optical loupes may be needed for intricate work.
What you will need for your class
You will be provided with the basic materials & equipment for each session, but as your skills progress it may be worth bringing any beads you have to incorporate into designs created during the course. If you wish to progress with the techniques you are learning on the course a comprehensive list of suggested tools and materials will be provided during the first session, along with suppliers. Hand-outs for each new technique covered will be available, but a notebook & pen is strongly recommended
What you can do next:
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