Workshops with Helen Tolhurst

Bead embroidery with shibori ribbon

Bead embroidery is a form of beading where beads and other embellishments are sewn onto beading foundation to create a small piece of art which may or may not be wearable.

It provides the artist with the opportunity to create a unique design using a variety of beautiful beads and other materials including fabrics such as silk shibori ribbon.

In this workshop you will design your very own piece which could be a brooch, pendant , necklace, cuff or small framed picture. Even if you have never designed an artpiece before you might be surprised at how easy design can be using basic design principles.

Then, using some exquisite materials and basic bead embroidery stitches you will begin work on creating your piece.

Participants may choose to either workshop (Saturday or Sunday), or both!

Participants attending only one workshop will probably not complete a piece during the workshop unless it is very small but will be shown the techniques required to complete the piece in their own time.

This workshop is suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced beaders.

Duration: 4 hours

Max participants: 6

Difficulty: Intermediate – some previous beading experience recommended but not essential.

Prerequisite skills: Being able to thread a needle and do basic stitching.

Cost: $85.00 ($60 tutor fee + $25 kit fee)

Fees are payable directly to tutor

Kit contents: Beading foundation, shibori ribbon, cabochons, seed beads, other glass beads. A range of other embellishments will be available to select from on the day.

Supplies required by participants: Bead mat, scissors, beading thread, beading needles, pins. Feel free to bring any other special beads, buttons, fabrics, found objects etc that you would like to include in your project.

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Bead embroidery with shibori ribbon - 9am SaturdayBead embroidery with shibori ribbon - 9am Sunday

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  • Participants must register for the Retreat and pay their deposit prior to registering for workshops;
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  • Workshop fees are to be paid in full within one month of booking. No refunds after 20 August 2019.