The history of beadwork goes back several thousand years and is frequently found on ceremonial clothing in archeological sites throughout Europe, Africa, and Native American cultures. This is a great beginner class that will teach you the process of this ancient art of bead embroidery.
Students will receive step by step instructions on several basic stitches, which will culminate in a completed key chain. Two colorways will be available to choose from. This class will help in creating the foundation for future bead embroidery classes. PLEASE NOTE: This class will be required before moving on to more advanced beading workshops.
Students will receive a kit which includes a key chain, beads, beading medium, Ultrasuede, needle and thread, as well as written instructions. Students are highly recommended to bring magnification (reading) glasses, scissors, and a portable light if possible. Some materials: beading mats and lights will be available for use but remain property of the instructor. Lunch will not be supplied. Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch or something to snack on.
Lisa Ballowe is a self-taught, award-winning artist in bead embroidery. She honed her skills by regularly attending Beading Retreats to learn from world renowned teachers. This constantly challenged and strengthen her beading skills. Lisa is a Juried Artist with the Arts and Craftsmen Guild and has exhibited throughout the region. She will bring several pieces of her advanced work to inspire students to continue learning this relaxing and rewarding artform. **Please see additional class offerings for 2023.