About the Course
Weekend beadweaving course at Flatford Mill, with the Field Studies Council.
Come and learn the ancient art of off-loom beadweaving. With nothing more than needle, thread and beads even a complete beginner can create a unique piece of jewellery or decorative beadwork. There will be a number of projects available over the weekend suitable for the complete beginner or those with a little more experience. Options to join for a single day available, please contact the Centre for more information.
Claire has been beading for 20 years and is a member of the Beadworkers Guild and the Bead Society. She has travelled the UK, Czech Republic and USA in search of new beads and techniques and now the beads have taken over a whole room in her house, much to the amusement of family and friends.
Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.
The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.
Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
What to bring:
Size 11 seed beads – a variety of colours
Size 8 seed beads – a variety of colours
4mm crystals – either bicone or fire polished
Bugles – 5mm
Twin hole beads
An assortment of accent beads – drops, crystals, rounds, triangle – whatever takes
Nymo thread, fireline or other thread of choice
Flat nosed pliers
Pen and small note pad may be useful but not essential.
All materials can be purchased from the tutor if required including basic supplies for those who have no prior experience
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