Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beading workshop

I loved the Beading workshop. Eileen Neill had so many lovely little beaded items for us to look and and get inspiration from. It is amazing how simple the stitches really are - a few basic stitches - back stitch - stop stitch and a few others.

I started a little piece when I was at the workshop but I didn't like the first few beads that I put on it so when I got home I ripped it out and started again.

My little Dear Jane table has temporarily turned into a beading table. I - of course - bought some beads, containers for the beads, thread, and some other bits and bots. I could see beads getting a bit addictive. They can be almost as pretty as fabric!!

This is the little piece I am working on at present. I had put some blue beads on at the workshop but they were too big and bright. I may add a few of them on at a later time. This is a 5 inch square of batik - made into a little "quiltlette" There is still a lot more to do on it yet.

See the lovely little beaded edge on it. So easy to do. I am going to put a bunch of fringes on the bottom and beads around the other three sides.

This is the Macro setting on my new camera - always fun to play with.

I can work on it more tonight while the Canucks play the St. Louis Blues in the 4th game of the series. The Canucks are up 3-0 in the series. So the St. Louis Blues need to win the next 4 games in a row - or they are eliminated. So I hope the Canucks win tonight. It has been exciting to watch some playoff hockey - it has been quite awhile since there has been any good playoff hockey in Vancouver. So sorry to all you St. Louis fans.
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  1. Very nice momma! Now you know why I have always been a bead junky! I just dont have time, money or space for it anymore. I can't wait till my kids move out!

    Ha Ha HA! I say that like I'm not 8 weeks pregnant!

    but your beading is very very pretty! Im happy you are finally using beads as you are very creative yet very classy with everything you do! Send me something perdy!

    Oh and for all you who know my momma, I think I get more Quilted, crafted, and sewn projects then anyone else ! Nah Nah Nah Nah!

  2. That beading project is super -- I can't wait to see its progress!

  3. Your photos are excellent of that detail! I love the fringe border - very neat. Cheers! Evelyn

  4. I love the detail that the beads add, the edge finish is stupendous. Well done, I know how much fun you had at this this workshop and can see why it could become addictive!

  5. I've gotten so I have a bead collection as well - haven't used very many, but I have a few. You are right, they are addictive.

  6. It looks like the bead virus has caught you. Enjoy!

  7. I will have to one day get a book on how to use beads effectively. You seem to love it!

  8. It's pretty! Didn't Mark Lipinsky have a fabric line last year designed just for embellishment?! Just thinking out loud here! Keep well!