Monday, 29 November 2010

It's official ...

... I teach beadwork!  This has been a long time coming, but I finally have my first workshop under my belt with several more in the pipeline.  My first class was held at The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd. and it will definitely be a day to remember as we woke up on the morning of the workshop to be greeted by this scene;




We didn't feel that it was safe to drive, but fortunately the buses were still running and so I made it to the workshop on time, and so did the staff at the bead shop and my four lovely eager students.  Although it was a full day workshop, we knew that it wouldn't be possible to complete the Double Daisy project in class, but everyone got stuck in, choosing their colours and juggling peyote stitch, ladder stitch and brick stitch until little petals began to appear.  Keeping my first workshop small with only four students, meant that I could spend lots of time sitting with each student individually, checking that they were on track and also chatting about their favourite bead stitches and admiring some of the beautiful beadwork that they had brought with them.  As well as a lovely spacious (and warm!) workshop area, the bead shop also provided plenty of tea and biscuits which all made for a really enjoyable day before we all had to wrap up and head off home in the snow!




This project was designed exclusively for The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd. but now that the workshop has finished, you can buy the comprehensive 18 page tutorial via my website and make your own Double Daisy!  The instructions cover how to make the finished daisy and include some ideas on ways to use it; you might like to turn yours into a pin/brooch, create a loop of beads at the back to turn it into a pendant or sew it onto finished beadwork or ribbon (as in the picture below) to make a glamorous choker or wrist corsage!



Whatever you decide, have fun and don't forget to send me a picture!  The pdf of the instructions is available for purchase here and will be delivered by email.

11 comments:

  1. Well done kerrie! I'm very, very proud of you. I'm sure you're a fantastic teacher!

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  2. Me alegra mucho, seria un honor poder tomar unas clases de usted, una gran creadora!!!. Pronto tendra tantos estudiantes; como tantas que admiramos su creaciones.

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  3. Beautiful flower. I really love it.

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  4. Kerie! congratulations!!! Nice to see you on a photo !! You are a great designer!! I'm sure that the students are very happy and having fun with you!!

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  5. I am only surprised that it took you this long. You should be a natural, Kerrie, from what I know of you. Congratulations!!!

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  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments everyone and I'm grinning at your comment Marsha :D

    Kerrie ♥

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  7. Hi Kerrie - just wanted to pop on to your blog and say how much I love your designs. I made one of your patterns from Bead and Button about a year ago and I loved it. It went to the lucky recipient of a craft swap! I really wanted to keep it but it was so appropriate to a 'garden swap'!

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  8. Awwwww thanks for taking the time to let me know that Suzanne, that's really good to hear. Merry Christmas!

    Kerrie ♥

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