Come Join Me August 2017 at the Bath Textile Summer School!
In this 4 day workshop prepare for bead overload! We will explore 17th c techniques for basket construction and dive into the wonderful world of 17th c inspired bead work figures, flowers, bugs and insects. Class will focus on starting, and completing, a fully beaded stumpwork figure. We will study the amazing Holburne basket, and sample some of the many forms of early bead work such as twilling, right angle weave, French and Victorian beading, couching and wyrework. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of antique beads and will learn how to use color and size to reproduce the unique look of 17th c beadwork . The basket will be sent as a kit prior to class, and will need to be completed and brought with you to class.
The class kit containing basket frame, hand sculpted figure, needles, instructions and antique beads required is prepared for you to purchase after your successful class registration. The antique & vintage beads included in the kit are for working the Ladye and basket base only. Suggestions for beads to work the flowers of students choice will be included in the class materials list.
Class number will be very limited, 14 I think, so if interested, I would suggest you shoot an email to the head of Bath Textile Summer School, Lynne Roche~ her email is posted on the BTSC website~ link is above. Registrations will begin on Aug 20, 2016, but class info will be available sooner than that. Hope to see you there!