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Beads for Beauty 1

Beads for Beauty
Torquay Devon
Textile, Mixed Media, Beading Courses
01803 328902

We hope that you will join us in 2017 to enjoy the courses we have booked for the year. Full details of all of these courses are on our website, along with some of the beadwork designs that Alison has made for her own classes, which she teaches in our studio and at groups around the West Country.

20 and 21 April
ALICE FOX is visiting us from West Yorkshire for a two day programme investigating some of the techniques she uses in her work with metal and other found objects from nature. She has written a book 'Natural Processes in Textile Art', which gives wonderful examples of some of the work she has achieved.
Alice's website is where you can see more of her work.

8, 9 and 10 May
FRANCES PICKERING joins us for a three day workshop 'Bound to Please'. Make a hardback journal/book with a board cover. This will be covered in stitched fabric and with a fabric spine. The pages will be an interesting mixture of paper and cloth. These will be embellished with printed and painted decoration and stitch, by hand or machine. In their book, students will learn how to make and include: envelopes, pockets, hanging beads, book marks, foldouts and more.
Fill your journal with the theme of your choice. Francis will have lots of inspirational material with her.

20 and 21 June
JAN BEANEY in her two day workshop will show us how to make her 'Jewelled Networks'. Using soluble film as a stabiliser, intriguing, decorative networks can be created with machine and/or hand stitching. Ideas for patterns or three dimensional aspects can be taken from jewellery, buildings or from natural objects. Beaded, wired or stitched inserts such as tokens or talismans may be incorporated as appropriate to create unique cloths.

19 and 20 September
A two day workshop with JEAN LITTLEJOHN. Details of this course will be available soon.

All four classes with Laura McCabe beading artist from USA:
September 5 - Oceanside Necklace.
September 8 - Darling Deco Bracelet.
September 6 and 7 - Classes to be decided.

Monthly bead group meetings: Full day £7, half day £4 at each meeting
Tuesdays - January 24, February 21, March 21, April 25. Time - 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Wednesdays - January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26. Time - 10.30 am to 1 pm.

More details on our Website. We look forward to hearing from you.

Siân Martin 1

Interested? Please email or phone 01278 652089.


Art Van Go


Colourful Contrasts in Felt Making
Two Day Workshop Thurs 1st & Fri 2nd Dec
Tutor: Jeanette Appleton

Discover the surprises of colour mixes and surfaces at each stage of the felt making process. To develop individual approaches and working methods, creating ideas for one off textiles, interior or fashion items.
Cost: £128.00 (inc £5.00 materials charge)

Memory Keepers
Two Day Workshop Tues 6th & Wed 7th Dec
Tutor: Lynda Monk

Where do you store all those little bits and pieces that you have collected over the years? In a box in the back of a cupboard? In a drawer under a pile of papers? Why not have them out on show to help conjure up memories of times past? In this workshop we will be constructing two memory keepers: a 3D shrine and a canvas wall hanging using mixed media techniques.
Cost: £89.00 (inc £15.00 materials charge)

Christmas Bizarre!!!
Fri 9th and Sat 10th Dec

Yes, the spelling is intentional!! Pop-up shops, artists, festive 'stuff'. Everyone had a good time in 2015 so we're doing it again! More details much, much later - once we've thought of them!!

Art Van Go (WOW),
The Studios,
1 Stevenage Road,
Knebworth, Herts SG3 6AN, UK,
tel. 01438 814946,
web site

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