2. Demonstrations


Sunday, March 18, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Contemporary Bead Weaving, with Marilyn
Sat. & Sun., March 31, April 1, 2007
Ukrainian Beading, with Luba Werchola

Sunday, April 22, 1-5 p.m. 2007
First Nations Beading, with Naomi Smith

Sunday, May 13, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Quilted Garments Embellished, with Sandra Thomas

Sunday, June 10, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Kumihimo, with Ingrid Boesel

Sat. & Sun., June 30, July 1 2007
Beading on a Loom, with Marilyn

Saturday, September 15, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Bead Crochet, with Marilyn

Sunday, March 18, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Contemporary Bead Weaving, with Marilyn
Come and observe how I use needle, thread and beads to stitch a piece of jewellery. During the day I will be demonstrating a variety of different bead weaving stitches as I work on several projects. I enjoy answering questions about this craft, but warn you that working with beads can be sooo addictive. There are always new shapes and colours of beads to play with, new techniques to try out, and new designs that cry out to be beaded.

Sat. & Sun., March 31, April 1, 2007
Ukrainian Beading, with Luba Werchola

Sunday, April 22, 1-5 p.m. 2007
First Nations Beading, with Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith
First Nations
Chippewas of Nawash
Fish Clan
Graphic Designer and Artisan

Naomi Smith is a First Nations beadwork artisan and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Band, Cape Croker , ON. She is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people from a historical and contemporary perspective. Her main passion is researching all aspects of North American Indian beadwork. Over the years Naomi catalogued, preserved and restored a wide variety of Native beadwork dating from the early 1800’s to the mid 1900’s from various First Nations Groups. Naomi teaches Indian beading techniques at Six Nations through the Jake Thomas Learning centre.

She will be demonstrating a Northeast  (Iroquois) dimensional style of beadwork through the construction of a Native Strawberry pincushion. Examples of her work will also be on display along with vintage and antique pieces. The mid to late 1800s was a time when the construction and sale of American Indian beadwork to tourists was at its peak in places such as Niagara Falls. This is an opportunity to participate and observe Native beading techniques that were popular in the Victorian era.

 

Sunday, May 13, 1-5 p.m. 2007

Quilted Garments Embellished, with Sandra Thomas

Beads can be used to create rich, textured decoration on garments. Although it is time consuming to sew on beads individually, the end result is certainly worthwhile and will turn an ordinary quilted vest or jacket into an heirloom.

Sandra is an award-winning quilter, and will be demonstrating her exquisite work.

Sunday, June 10, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Kumihimo: Braids and Beads, with Ingrid Boesel

Ingrid Boesel, a Guelph weaver, braider and beader, has been experimenting with Kumihimo for about 15 years. She began to play with beads in the last few years. She has recently combined braiding and beading.

This form of Japanese braiding can incorporate beads in a number of ways. The braid can act as a decorative cord for large accent beads. The braids can be decorated along their length with beads strung onto the braid, or strands of beads wound with the braid. She experiments with all these, to make interesting necklaces.

The most fascinating technique is to braid with strands of beads and play with the colour and the structure of the braid to enhance both the beads and the braid,

Ingrid will be demonstrating Kumihimo braiding with beads. Some of her lovely necklaces will be shown.

Sat. & Sun., June 30, July 1 2007
Beading on a Loom, with Marilyn

You will observe beads being added to a project in process on a loom, and also have a look at how a piece is finished after it is cut from the loom.

Bead looms come in a variety of sizes and kinds designed for a range of projects, from bracelets to neckpieces to tapestries. I will have a couple of different ones there for you to look at.

I can use a bead loom to create openings in a woven piece, shape the sides, and add different sizes of beads. The process is fascinating!

Saturday, September 15, 1-5 p.m. 2007
Bead Crochet, with Marilyn

Did you ever learn how to crochet? If so, come and observe the similarities and differences when you pre-string beads on your crochet fibre and then slide up a bead into every crochet stitch.

Crocheted tubes become bracelets, necklaces and lariats—you would never guess they were crocheted. The beads used can be tiny or large, and round or shaped. Colour changes can be planned to create interesting patterns—the possibilities are endless.


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