Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beadle Mania!

On Saturday, June 12, FiftyForward Knowles will host Beadle Mania, a morning of workshops to teach the skill of beading as embellishment in knitting and crochet as well as classes in basic beading techniques. Look through the posts for details and pictures of the classes that are being offered.

Beadle Mania Saturday, June 12

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beaded Blessings

Doors will be open to anyone who would like to participate in the Beaded Blessings Project, an afternoon aimed at engaging people of all ages and backgrounds to create packets that contain prayers, wishes, hopes or dreams. Each participant will be asked to create two sealed packets; one to keep or pass along to someone in need and another to be place in an exhibit in the FiftyForward Knowles lobby. FEE: FREE, all supplies are included and reservations are advised but not necessary. Send reservation requests to or call 615/743-3400.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Beaded Necklace

Lame yarn and bicone and faceted glass beads will be used to create this fabulous necklace. FEE: $15 which includes all supplies and instruction.

9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Earrings

Learn the basics of beading and wire work in this workshop, at the end of which you will have the skills to make basic earrings and necklaces. FEE: $15, includes all supplies and instruction.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Knitted Beaded Christmas Ball

One project from the Leisure Arts book "12 Exquisite Beaded Ornaments to Knit" will be taught. FEE: $15, includes all supplies, including the Leisure Arts book (courtesy of Leisure Arts), and instruction.

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sock Beading

Learn the art of adding beads as trim to dress up socks. FEE: $15, includes all supplies and instruction.