Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits – and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may bring and use your own loomwork pattern if you wish. You will need to purchase beads, thread, and findings to …

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote

Course outline: So you’ve learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you’ve been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I’ll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Power’s upcoming classes. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size 10 delica beads. You will learn the three ways of making the odd-turn and what the …

Peyote Boot Camp: Even-Count Peyote

Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! It is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Powers’s upcoming classes. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size 11 delica beads. Along the way, you’ll learn how to …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave

Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. Available projects will be choices of two bracelets or a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Right-Angle Weave

Course outline: Learn how to do right-angle weave (also known as RAW). This is one of those basic bead stitches that is the foundation of many a great design. You’ll learn how to do flat right-angle weave with various bead combinations and discover why the stitch is called right-angle weave (hint: it’s the thread path, not the beads!). We’ll also look at ways of embellishing the surface of right-angle weave pieces. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique …