Kumihimo Basics with Beads

Have you been wanting to learn what all the talk about kumihimo is all about? Learn the basics of this hot trending style from actually an old Japanese technique of braiding, traditionally done with gorgeous strands of colored silk. The belt used on the kimono, the obi, was tied by a kumihimo cord, the obijime. Kumihimo is a beautiful art that is culturally significant and can make exquisite necklaces or bracelets. Learn the basics of kumihimo and you will be hooked! In this class we will introduce the use of beads and how to make up different patterns.

Saturday Feb. 1st 10:00 – 1:00    $40.00

Gwendolyn Pitrez-Mallory, instructor

Fill the Gap – 7 Strand Kumihimo

So you got the hang of traditional 8 strand kumihimo, now let’s try only seven! 7 strand kumihimo braid is a nice substantial braid that makes up fast. Fill the Gap is a great class to use up all those random leftovers and make it look like the focal highlight!

Sunday February 9th     12:00 – 3:00     $40.00

Instructor, Kristen Ho

Macrame: Shamballa & Variations

Shamballa, or Shangri La is a mythical kingdom; a hidden paradise on Earth. A Shamballa bracelet is created from a series of macrame knots and beads ranging from hemp cord and wooden beads up to luxurious silk cording and precious stones. Shamballa bracelets can support healing and spiritual messages or simply display your originality depending on the cord and beads. Learn the traditional shamballa or a variation along with the adjustable sliding closure.

Monday February 17th    10:00 – 1:00   $40.00

*Holiday – Washington’s Birthday

Instructor, Rebecca Hovis

Leather into Lace – Intro to Tatting

In France it was called frivolet. In America it was called tatting, which was creating durable lace from a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, accessories such as earrings and necklaces, and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of cow hitch or half-hitch knots, called double stitches, over a core thread. Gaps can be left between the stitches to form picots, which are used for practical construction as well as decorative effect. Learn and complete a bracelet while learning to chain together double stitches (ds) and picots, and cast on beads. This quick and easy bracelet comes together with this age old technique to design a fun modern leather bracelet with tons of beads options.

Monday February 17th     2:00 – 5:00   $40.00

*Holiday – Washington’s Birthday

Instructor, Rebecca Hovis

It’s A Wrap

Works up fast! All levels welcome. Learn to make this popular simple-to-make wrap bracelet using beads and leather cord. It’s your option to make it a double, triple or quad wrap.

February 29th Saturday 2:00-5:00 $40.00

Kristen Ho, instructor

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