Course outline: Discover for yourself the versatility of the new Hubble Stitch! The Hubble Stitch is a classic because it is easy to learn and design with. It is lacy and strong. As you create a bracelet, this class will introduce you to the basic Hubble stitch and the skills you need to explore more options. You'll learn: how to set up a base line; ending a row and turning; adding thread; incorporating beads of different sizes and colours; adding stripes; finishing and adding a clasp and measuring and fitting.
Skill level: Beginner
Technique: Hubble Stitch, Right-Angle Weave
Bring to class: Items can be purchased the day of the class from BeadFX using your 15% student discount
Up to 5 different colours of size 8/0 seed beads (1 tube each; Japanese seedbeads preferred)
1 two or three ring slide clasp in your choice of colour
6 to 12 3mm spacers to match your clasp
4mm crystals, druks or fire-polish beads, if desired
6lb Fireline or favourite beading thread
Magnifier if required
Class cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.
Price: 40.00 +HST
Duration: approximately 3 hours
Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!
To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 10 seats total for this class!
About Genevieve Habib
Genevieve Habib is a retired high school Drama and English teacher. Before that she taught English, drama and costume construction and design at a local college. Growing up in the sixties she apprenticed with a European seamstress to learn about tailoring and cut and she took pattern drafting courses at college. By 1970’s she had several looms and was dying, spinning and weaving creating large wall hangings and rugs and fabrics. She was part of an artisans’ village and was running a pet shop and small green house. She volunteers making costumes for local theatres and soup for local shelters.
Genevieve’s creativity has expressed itself in many ways over the years and her retirement did not stop her from seeking another venue for her energies. A bag of black jet beads that she purchased at a flea market turned out to be an elaborate beaded lace bodice from the 1800’s that inspired her to take up beading in order to repair. She signed up for a local class and fell in love with beading.
Now she spends hundreds of hours designing and beading beautiful body art jewellery unlike any other. Each piece was inspired by something in nature that provoked a question that needed expression in thousands of tiny beads in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, textures. Her pieces often contain healing crystals and gemstones and they seem to come to life on the wearer. The beads warm from body heat and they comfortably shape to the wearer like fabric.
Genevieve understands that fit is everything in jewellery and fashion which is why she will create custom pieces made to fit individual sizes from a line of jewellery prototypes adapted to suit your specific needs. Your gemstones, healing crystals or favorite stone can also be incorporated into the piece making the necklace truly one of a kind.