Basket Wheat Royale - Blackgold

Instructor: Genevieve Habib

Course outline:  The basket weave and wheat combination makes a stunning statement fit for a royal! Blackgold is an original combination of Herringbone stitches and Ndebele. It creates a stunning and detailed embroidered appearance that is strong and elegant at the same time. You’ll never have imagined how simple the whole design is; once you have your starting lines  this stitch works up quickly because you’re putting more than one bead on at a time.

You may not have a finished piece if you are a beginner but you will understand and know the stitch for your own designs. Nothing is impossible if you have a mind for it.

Skill level: Beginner Plus

Prerequisite: Some seedbeading experience will be helpful but not required.

Technique: Combining Herringbone stitches

Bring to class: For a 7" bracelet: (you can use your student discount to purchase supplies the day of the class)

  • 1 pkg. half-tila beads,colour A (about 200 half-tilas for the outside colour)
  • 1 pkg. half-tila beads colour B  (for raised effect, you can substitute for 1 pkg. 2-hole superduos)
  • 1 pkg. contrasting size 10 or 11 seed beads
  • small amount of 3mm Miyuki cubes (can substitute 8/0 and/or 6/0 seedbeads if preferred)
  • 1 toggle clasp or clasp of choice
  • 6 or 8 lb test fireline or use Miyuki thread if you prefer
  • Size 12 beading needle and tools

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: 35.00 +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.

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