Beading on a Loom (2 sessions)
Discover how to bead on a loom!
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 use your own loomwork pattern if you wish. You will need to purchase beads, thread, needle and findings to finish your piece. 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 during the class.
This is a two session virtual class and will be held Thursday, May 6 and Thursday, May 13; both sessions 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Session 1 will cover:
- What makes each loom unique.
- How to warp your loom.
- How to read a pattern.
- How to add beads.
- How to add thread.
Session 2 will cover:
- How to remove your beading from the loom.
- How to tie off and finish the ends.
- How to add the clasp.
A few days prior to the first 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.
Technique: Beading on a Loom
Bring to class:
- A beading loom of your choice (the Jewel Loom is a good option for beginners). The Clover Mini-Loom, Mirrix Looms and the Endless Loom are not appropriate for this class.
- Delica beads or Miyuki or Toho seed beads. The larger your bead size, the faster the project will work up.
- TOHO beading thread or Nymo D on a cone (not a bobbin)
- A beading needle suitable for loomwork. Big-eye needles are a great choice.
- A clasp of choice and jump rings if needed. Tube ends are a good choice.
- Scissors, beading surface, task light and magnification, if needed.
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.