Mansfield & District

Beadwork

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 five 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).

During Week One we will just be getting to know each other a little, getting organised, understanding beads and other materials used in Beadwork, and completing a simple project like making a Beaded Bookmark. Apart from the beads it will give members to opportunity to work with jewellery findings (wire, crimps, jump rings etc.) and tools. 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, 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 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: marilyn.jones1947@gmail.com or Landline 01773 819155 for more information.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Oct 16th Beadwork
Wed Oct 23rd Beadwork
Wed Oct 30th Beadwork
Wed Nov 6th Beadwork
Wed Nov 13th Beadwork
Wed Nov 20th Beadwork
Wed Nov 27th Beadwork
Wed Dec 4th Beadwork
Wed Dec 11th Beadwork
Wed Dec 18th Beadwork
Wed Jan 8th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Jan 15th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Jan 22nd 2020 Beadwork
Wed Jan 29th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Feb 12th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Feb 19th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Feb 26th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Mar 4th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Mar 11th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Mar 18th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Mar 25th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Apr 1st 2020 Beadwork
Wed Apr 8th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Apr 15th 2020 Beadwork
Wed Apr 22nd 2020 Beadwork
Wed Apr 29th 2020 Beadwork
Wed May 6th 2020 Beadwork
Wed May 13th 2020 Beadwork
Wed May 20th 2020 Beadwork
Wed May 27th 2020 Beadwork

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Afternoon Teas Antiques and Collectables *
ART Beadwork
Bowls Bridge
Calligraphy Chat and Stitch
Cinema Classical Music
Craft Workshop Current Affairs
Family History Film Studies *
Garden Visits Gardening
Golf Hikers
History International Dining
Mini Breaks Popular Music Appreciation
Pudding Club Read a little Aloud
Reading 1 Reading 2
Sci. Tech. Scrabble
Shufflers* Soft Tennis /Table Tennis
Solo Dining Strollers
Tai Chi Theatre Visits
Thoresby Holiday Group Walkers
Wine Appreciation 2 * Wine Appreciation 3 *
Writing for Pleasure