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Introduction to the Bead Loom
April 15 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pmCdn $70.00
Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to thread a loom, and use beads to weave a simple patterned bracelet. Finishing options will be discussed. Depending on time, the project may or may not be completed during the class.
Skill level: Beginner
Prerequisite: Patience and enthusiasm!
Technique: Weaving on a bead loom (The Jewel Loom, Ricks loom, Mirrix loom or any bead loom of your choice are welcome).
Bring to class:
- Bead loom of the students choice
- Thread (preferably Toho One G thread, or a comparable, low-stretch thread)
- Beads in colours of the students choice (8/0 will work quickly, though other sizes are welcome. Projects using smaller beads (such as 10/0s or 11/0s) will take more time to complete).
- Rigid beading needle of your choice (Rigid needles such as Looming needles, English needles, Golden Eye needles, Tulip needles, or Japanese needles will all work.) Do not choose a needle with a collapsible eye, or another flexible needle.
- Project scissors
- G-S Hypo Cement for Fabric, or clear nail polish
- Clasp of the students choice
- Optional: Tube End Connectors parts, or End Tubes will need to be planned for so bead size and project width are taken into account.
- Optional: Magnification if it is necessary
Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.
see details below.
How to Register:
- You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
- Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
- Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
- For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
- Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.
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.