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Bead Weaving Basics

Bead Weaving Basics
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$35
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

DESCRIPTION:
BEAD WEAVING BASICS
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:This course is a beginner, introductory core course.

Provided in class:
scissors
work surface
bracelet sizing cone
Bic lighter or thread zapper
ruler

In this beginning class, we discuss such things as:

(1) SURVEY OF TYPES OF SEED BEADS, WHAT WORKS WHEN, QUALITY ISSUES
- HOW TO THREAD A NEEDLE
- HOW TO WAX YOUR THREAD
- HOW TO ADD A STOP BEADS
- HOW TO PICK UP BEADS WITH YOUR NEEDLE
- HOW TO HOLD YOUR PIECE WHILE WORKING IT

(2) STRINGING MATERIALS AND MANAGING THREAD TENSION
- COLOR EFFECTS OF THREAD
- FINISHING OFF AND ADDING THREAD

(3) BASICS ABOUT WAXES

(4) BASICS ABOUT NEEDLES

(5) ANTICIPATING ISSUES OF MOVEMENT, DRAPE, FLOW and DURABILITY

(6) THE STITCHES: Peyote, Square, Right Angle Weave
- OTHER IMPORTANT STITCHES AND STITCH VARIATIONS TO LEARN

(7) ATTACHING CLASPS
We practice 3 popular bead weaving techniques - Square, Flat Even-Count Peyote, and Right Angle Weave.
We go over instructions for making bracelets using these three stitches. 
Students begin one of the three projects during class.

 

GOAL:

To empower the beginning bead weaver with management and control insights about selecting materials, learning the pros and cons of different bead weaving stitches, and implementing three popular stitch techniques - Square, Peyote and Right Angle Weave.

PROJECTS/TASKS: 

- Learn how to select beads, threads and waxes
- Threading a needle
- Waxing thread
- Using stop beads
- Finishing off threads and adding new threads
- Exercises involving the square stitch, the peyote stitch and the right angle weave stitch
- Attaching a clasp

In addition, instructions for 3 bracelet projects are provided, one of which may be begun during the class. 

SKILLS LEARNED:

- Understanding the choices involved in selecting beads and threads, waxes
- Understanding how different stitches enhance/impede movement, drape and flow
- How to end and add thread
- How to attach a clasp
- Square stitch, Peyote Stitch and Right Angle Weave stitch techniques

 



DESCRIPTION:
BEAD WEAVING BASICS
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:This course is a beginner, introductory core course.

Provided in class:
scissors
work surface
bracelet sizing cone
Bic lighter or thread zapper
ruler