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Stitch & Stones: Beaded, Fibre-Collaged & Embellished Beach Stones

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Are you ready for something that’s completely out of the box? Learn something new, or utilize your existing skills in fibre-collage, hand embroidery, intuitive bead embroidery, and freeform peyote, to make a miniature piece of art! This is your chance to pull out all the stops, and create something totally unique, and spectacular! These stitched stones can be used as paperweights, dust collectors, or unusual needle keepers. Suitable for yourself, or giving as gifts (you know, for that person who has everything – I guarantee that they won’t have this). Slow stitch at its finest!

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: Some stitching experience is an asset, but not necessarily required.

Technique: Fibre and mixed media collage, mixed in with a handful of beads!

Bring to class: Regular sewing kit, including scissors, your favourite beading & embroidery needles and thread (included in the kit, but some have favourites). If you want to personalize your project, or would like to use a particular colour scheme, please bring along scraps of fabrics, old linens, beads, buttons, and other fibres, in your chosen colourway. ?If you have special stones in your collection, then bring them along, and we can discuss their suitability for stitch. Keep them fairly small (say, no more than 4″ ? 5″ in length). Bring magnification, if required.

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.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



August 18, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cdn $70.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Kit Fee:
$20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Small beach stones, scrap fabrics (including upholstery samples, and good quality, cotton batiks), other fibres, embroidery floss, needles & backing. A selection of beads to share. Written instructions.

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.