The Beadwork Group meets at Marilyn Jones’s home every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon.
Marilyn has been running a separate Monday Beadwork Group for six years, and has acquired a lot of knowledge of Beadwork during that time. A special lighting system has been set up to ensure that everyone has the best light possible (you definitely need it for threading tiny beading needles). A new conservatory for the Spring has been planned which will give us a lot more natural light.
Most projects take weeks to complete and sometimes months depending on the complexity and time spent working on the project outside of the weekly group meetings. At times members will be working on different items and other times all working on the same project. We all help each other when some members need to catch up.
Mansfield U3A's Beadwork Group will enable members to share knowledge and learn new Beadwork stitches and techniques to make beautiful items.
Using the finest beads, stones, and crystals, different stitches and techniques will be covered, mainly Peyote, Brick, Square, Herringbone, Right Angle Weave (RAW), Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW), Chenille stitches. We will also have the opportunity to work with a Beading Loom to make flat pieces, Beaded Crochet and also learn the Japanese Art of Kumihimo to make beaded ropes.
The group is always open to new suggestions according to members' interests and provides the opportunity to try out something new. Beginners as well as experienced Beaders are welcome.
A Private Facebook Group Beading Bedlam has been set up especially for the Beadwork Group. This enables members to get access to patterns and tutorials, help and support whenever they need it between Group meetings.
Members can source their own beads and materials and a Treasurer has been appointed to keep track of any money when the members want to order beads and materials collectively to share the costs. Marilyn also has a varied stash from which beads and other materials can be purchased at cost.
£1 cost for refreshments weekly for tea/coffee and home-made cakes.
For information of all activities, please go to the Events page.
Contact the Group Leader Marilyn Jones via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Landline 01773 819155 for more information.
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