Monday, April 18, 2016

4 day 17th c Beaded Basket Workshop

Come Join Me August 2017 at the Bath Textile Summer School!
  Save the dates! The week beginning August 21st, 2017, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop at the gorgeous Holburne Museum in Bath England on 17th c beadwork baskets as part of the Bath Textile Summer School.
 If you have ever wanted to make your own 17th c inspired beaded basket, you wont want to miss my class! We will work 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday~ with a break on Wed. to catch up if needed :) Students will be making their own versions of my Bath Arbor Basket, above. And if that wasnt cool enough already, the Holburne's 17th c beadwork basket will be just across the hall for plenty of inspiration!

 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.
 The focus of our class time will be to work the Ladye, but will also include the basics for designing and working all the pretties that you can pile onto your basket!
 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!


Unknown said...

Soooo wish I could go! At least I'm getting a renewed passport-the last two died of neglect. Those class members are going to have a great time!

Barbara Brown said...

Now I see why you'e been so busy! Dang that missing key!
LY, Mom