Horizontal TabsDescription From the Egyptians to the Native Americans, many cultures from around the world have used the peyote stitch to create beautiful woven beadwork designs. Join us and learn about this beautiful off-loom weaving technique. Sunday, October 2, 2016 Registration Fee: $65 *K-12 Educators: 6 continuing education clock hours may be earned by attending this workshop This course is now closed. From the Egyptians to the Native Americans, many cultures from around the world have used peyote stitch to create beautiful woven beadwork designs. In this workshop, participants will learn about this beautiful off-loom weaving technique from award-winning fiber artist and professional bead weaver, Jenny Schu. In a few hours, participants will complete a 2 count peyote stitch bead-woven bracelet with a button-and-loop closure. All registrants will be provided with a needle, thread, and velvet pads or trays to bead from. A suggested supply list for beads and materials will be provided to all registrants prior to the workshop, however, the instructor will also have beads and materials available for purchase the day of. This class is intended for beginners, however, all skill levels are welcome. Faculty Jenny Schu Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Jewelry Bead Weaving: Beginning Peyote Stitch Supplies Your first beading needle and the thread is included in the class fee, however, the following items will be available for purchase directly from the instructor in the event you want to continue working with Peyote Stitching and do not already have supplies. Items that the instructor will have for purchase, but has limited color choice: Delica Seed Beads size 11/0 Dyna-Mite Seed Beads size 11/0 Assorted Pearls for the loop-clasp (Swarovski glass pearls are preferred as their color does not chip off) Beading Needles size 10 and 12 (instructor uses the longer ones--approx 2.25”) Nymo Beading Thread size D Porcelain Beading Trays Velvet Display Mats Items that you may might want to bring: Ott light Whatever you prefer to bead out of (tray, mat, plastic container with low sides, etc) Glasses / magnifier Something to write with / take notes * For this class, students will use either Delica or Dyna-Mites, not both at this time. These seed beads are preferred due to their higher quality. Delicas have a smoother look to them when stitched, Dyna-mites are more round. If you have seed beads from a bead store or brands like Toho, those will work too. Cheaper beads can be frustrating to work with and may not get the look you want. Feel free to bring your bead stash and the instructor will take a look at it and will help you plan your bracelet from that. All of the Items that that the instructor offers for purchase can be bought though www.FireMountainGems.com. If you type the above descriptions into their search engine, the exact items should appear. (Seed beads may use "11" instead of "11/0" for size). Fire Mountain Gems also offers group discounts, so each item is less-expensive when ordering 15 units, then it goes down again at 50 units, and so on. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have about the supplies for this course.