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I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Beading with Marcia DeCoster

The 1st weekend this month I was lucky to attend two bead workshops with Marcia DeCoster a Bead designer from the USA, our bead group and a couple of others had arranged for her to come over and teach some classes. She started out in Robinhoods Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Saturdays class was called a touch of whimsy and we nearly manged to finish it in class, I did finish it that evening and wore it the next day.

Sunday Class was called Romantica it was a lariat, I didn't manage to do as much this time.

This above pictures are of Marcia's lariet as you need to make loads of components, before making it up.
We all had a great weekend beading with Marcia.

I have not done much beading this year but the class got me going again so I got a UFO out from a class I did last September with Melanie Potter, most of the others have finished theirs so I thought I should get on with it.

This is what I had done in class last year this is what I have done in the last 2 weeks.

I have also signed up to a mystery week long bead along which starts the 25th July there is some pre beading to be done bezelling some riviols. 


D1-D2 said...

Looks like a fun time. I've been wanting to try beading for a while. Is it a more expensive hobby than embroidery?

Jayne said...

Beading is expensive as the beads/crystals all vary in price so much and if you buy a kit of a bead designer you end up spending a lot of money.