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 November 16th 10:00 – 1:00 $40.00
Gwendolyn Pitrez-Mallory, instructor
Knotting Between Beads
Learn traditional knotting between beads and a professional way to attach a clasp. This method is appropriate for pearls and semi-precious beads. Complete a necklace of semi-precious 8mm beads in class. Good for all levels!
November 23rd Sat. 10:00-1:00 $40.00
Kathy Scripka, instructor
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.
Saturday November 30th 2:00 – 4:00
Small Business Saturday
Instructor, Rebecca Hovis