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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Course Overview

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting,” while learning the basics of both in this two-day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, you will create a simple needle-felted wool background fabric. Then, you will learn some basic bead embroidery stitches to add the foreground to your piece. Bead artist Jo Wood will introduce students to her favorite techniques for “painting” with beads as well as some hints and tips that she has discovered during her 25 years of beading. Her goal is to demystify the basic materials and processes. While working with bead colors and textures, students will also learn some simple principles of composition, transferring patterns, and how to add depth and dimension to their work. Needle-felting supplies will be provided to make a foundation for your beadwork. Jo will also provide the needles, and thread for beading.

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols.

Dates

Sat, Jul 18th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 19th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $225.00
Includes materials fee of $35.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • An inspirational landscape to use for your design. A printed photograph, picture from a magazine, or drawing will do. Electronic images do not work well for this class.
  • Beads- seed beads in size 10 to 15. Bring 8 or more colors. Choose a variety of surface finishes (opaque, matte, transparent, silver-lined, etc.) that work with your image.
  • Bead Mat
  • Glasses if you wear them
  • Lots of layers, including a raincoat and footwear. We will plan to have open windows and lots of outdoor activity when possible.
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, again for extra outdoor time   
  • Please be sure to bring a mask(s) that fits you well and can be worn for an extended period of time.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.