Our Beadwork Group resumed on Wednesday 19th May to a maximum of 6 members - all places are full at present.
Our current project is making upcycled food cans into Desk Pen Pots.
If any new members are interested another group can be created at a different day/time until restrictions on numbers are lifted.
A Private Facebook Group Beading Bedlam has been set up especially for the Beadwork Group. This enables members to get access to help and support, patterns and tutorials whenever they need it between Group meeting.
To join our Facebook group Beading Bedlam access it either from the Links page under the Beadwork heading, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.
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 seven years, and has acquired a lot of knowledge of Beadwork during that time. A new large conservatory has been built recently and this will ensure that everyone has the best natural light possible (you definitely need it for threading tiny beading needles).
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. Checkout some of our Photos that show just some of the items created.
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). We will also have the opportunity to work with a Beading Loom to make flat pieces.
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.
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.
£3 cost for refreshments 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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