We will learn to create beaded bezels around cabochons (flat-backed stones, usually not faceted) to attach them to a quilt. We will look at various borders and edges and their variations. We will learn to do fringes (of beads) and the variations thereof. Most of the techniques involved require some knowledge of basic “bead embroidery for quilters.” This is a process and technique class. Students will have a sampler to serve as a road map for future projects when they finish.
–Prerequisite: Bead Embroidery for Quilters –Beads I held on October 4, 2012; or equivalent. please call the Museum to find out about the prereqs.
–Skill Level: Intermediate
–Kit fee $30, payable to instructor on day of class
–Workshop Supply List will be sent no later than August 1
Museum members receive a 10% discount on Workshops.
- Non-Members: $95.00
- Current Members: $85.50
You may also call 360-466-4288 to register or stop by the Museum and register in person.
Cancellation of a Workshop, on or before September 1, 2013, will result in a full refund less a $15 processing fee per workshop. After September 1, transfer may be made to another open Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Workshop. In the unlikely event that the Workshop or Event must be cancelled by the instructor or museum, students will be notified and receive a full refund.
Thom has been fascinated with beads for over 30 years. He has done bead embroidery, jewelry, and added beads to some of his bronze sculptures. The beaded pieces found here are a body of work he has created since 2002 when he began the shift from bronze to beads. They are, for the most part, bead embellished quilts where the beads are embedded in the surface of the quilt and their application does the quilting. Using the quilt as a canvas and the beads as texture and paint, he has developed a unique style combining fabric and beads.