Monday, February 13, 2012

Beading Workshop

The Austin Fiber Artists group sponsored a beading workshop this past weekend. It was 2 days of fun and learning lots of new beading techniques. Harriet Turner was the teacher who had lots of patience with all of our questions. Barbara Johnston was there as her assistant and did a great job of helping us choose beads for all of our samples. There were only 7 of us in class so Harriet provided us with some great one on one instruction. We went home with lots of beads, instructions, graphing paper, some samples we made and for me, lots of enthusiasm to experiment on my own. Click on images for a closer view.

Harriet Turner instructing

Barbara Johnston helped us select beads and knitted some beautiful socks while we were learning.

Anita beading around a cabachon

samples of Harriet Turner's work. I just love that basket.

This was a gift from Harriet to Barbara. Barbara shared lots of her beaded items.

There are lots more pictures of Harriet's samples, and what Barbara shared, on my Flickr stream which you can find here.  Enjoy.

8 comments:

Notjustnat said...

It looks like a fun day. You are lucky to have experts teaching you - look forward to see more of you work - hugs Nat

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

beading is something i always wanted to get into more. i have a whole bunch of beads but some how am still figuring out "uses" for them. but how lucky to have such a nice small compatible group to play with. so ornate. really interesting.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

I'm home with sneezels and sniffels and but no temperature, just cotton brain--but your flicker photos did delight me.

kaiteM said...

looks like you learnt a lot of techniques, a delightful weekend for everyone. when do we see what you made?

Jeannie said...

The photos on Flicker are gorgeous. I loved the amulet bag. I am so glad you had a good time. Enjoy you week.

Lis said...

Oh dear, I used to do a lot of beading but have pretty much abandoned it in favour of textiles. Now you make me want to do some more!!

Rachel said...

A great day, learning new things in good company.

aracne said...

Wow, great stuff, I mostly love the fabric necklace. This is a workshop that I would like to attend!

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