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Bead Embroidery: Stitched and Framed

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Course Overview

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” with your choice of seven different bead designs. In this course, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of bead-embroidered projects and framing your finished piece. Based on her popular pin designs on felted wool, students  can choose the birch tree (your choice of four seasons), capturing this most memorable tree of the North; the lady slipper, reflecting the natural beauty of Minnesota’s state flower; or one of two dragonfly designs, playful in color and dimension. This is a unique and rewarding project to expand your creative palette. Participants will go home with a framed piece of bead and fiber art. Jo’s goal is to demystify the process and materials of bead embroidery. 

The instructor's personal style, which reflects both tradition and innovation, can be viewed on her website by visiting This course is open to students ages 8+ with hand stitching experience if accompanied by an adult; call to receive intergenerational discount. Youth ages 14+ may participate as an adult.

Required Tools All Students Must Bring: 

  • Glasses or magnifier if you need them

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Small tube of craft/ fabric glue

Optional Tools that Might be Helpful:

  • Bead matt

  • Utility knife (for cutting matt board)

  • Some beads if you have them to personalize your work


Currently Scheduled Sessions