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Virtual Class: Mulberry Clusters Kumihimo Necklace
September 22 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDTCdn $46.00
Course outline: Join Gillian Clarke and discover how to combine beads and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding). Juicy clusters of beads adorn this braided necklace, which is much easier to make than it looks – there is very little counting required! Choose your colours to evoke your favourite seasonal berries, or go bright and abstract, or monochrome and elegant.
This class is in two sessions. The first class (two hours) is to set up the disk, string the beads and start braiding. The second class (one hour) is to solve any problems, finish the cord ends and add the clasp. While you are welcome to watch along with the instructor, this is intended to be an interactive class. You are encouraged to create the class project.
The class will take place on Tuesday, September 22, 6 – 8pm, and Tuesday, September 29, 6 – 7pm.
A few days prior to the class you will be sent an email containing the class instructions and the electronic link to the Zoom class. Once these instructions have been sent, refunds and cancellations will not be permitted.
Skill level: Beginner
Prerequisite: Familiarity with Kumihimo round braid will make the work go faster, but no previous experience is required.
Technique: Kumihimo braiding (on a disc)
Have for class:
- A Kumihimo mini-disk or regular round disk
- 8 plastic bobbins (2 inch size)
- A clip-on weight approx. 50 grams (or a bag of coins and a strong binder clip)
- A big-eye needle for stringing beads
- C-Lon cord, medium weight, in two colors
- Size 8/0 seed beads in two colours, toning or contrasting, 16 grams total (Miyuki, or Toho will give you the most consistent results)
- Your choice of clasp: toggle, lobster claw, magnetic, etc.
- Two 3mm ID round crimp ends
- Chain nose pliers for closing the crimp ends
- Fray Check, fabric glue, or white glue
- E-6000 glue
- A short length of sewing thread or beading thread
- Magnification if you need it.
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.
How to Register:
- You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
- Full payment must be made at the time of registration
- Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
- For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, 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:
- Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
- In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
- 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.