Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Christina Vandervlist - New April Class and Book Launch at BeadFX!

Calling all seed beaders! A new book is hitting the market and BeadFX is one of the proud launch venues.

Christina Vandervlist, Canadian artist, teacher and designer, co-authored and is the principal illustrator for Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. The new book delves into new shapes created by delica beads.

The amazing book was a year and a half in the making and grew out of a Seed Bead Summit held in Tucson, Arizona. Many artists attended including Kate McKinnon, Jean Power, and Marcia DeCoster - all familiar names in the beading community. A second volume is in the works!

Christina is coming to BeadFX for the book launch and will be staying to teach "Bellybands, Wings and Horns" which will lead you into creating many of the projects in the new book.


Book Launch
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 6
Come out and meet Christina Vandervlist, co-author of Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. Christina will have autographed copies of her new book available with samples of the projects available to view.

Bellybands, Wings and Horns
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, April 6
Class fee: $55 + HST; No kit fee
An intermediate class for those who already know peyote stitch. Learn increase / decrease combinations and the remarkably versatile Modified Right Angle Weave Bellyband. Explore the possibilities of wings and horns and combinations of both.

We’ll work on a miniature version that can be easily scaled up for bangles and bands. The mini version makes a wonderful element on a fibre or Kumihimo rope, or worn as a ring.

Need to bring: Beading needles, beading thread, cylinder beads (Christina recommends a scant minimum of three colours, but bring and use as many colours as you wish!). Cylinder beads should be 11° (Christina's favourite) or 10° (easier to see) for best results. Please note, 8° will work but makes chunky, very large elements that are not to everyone’s taste. All items are available from BeadFX.

To register for this exciting class, please call BeadFX at (416) 751-1911.

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