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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Knitting with Beads

Yesterday I had such fun. I took a couple of classes at my local bead store -
That Bead Lady

My classes were on basic wire wrapping and pearl knotting. It was a little humbling to be on the student side of a class. My teacher Allison was incredibly patient, I persevered and finished with a couple of pretty cool projects.

They are a few blocks north of us on Davis Drive, just west of Main Street. We send a lot of people there to buy beads for our Knitting with Beads Classes.
Knitting with Beads  
(Beth) One 2 hour Classes $20 plus supplies
Date & Time
Monday, September 29 6:00pm – 8:00pm
OR Thursday, November 27 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Add some bling to your knitting; embellishing garments and
accessories with beads has become very popular. In this class we
will review &practice a few simple techniques which will allow
you to add beads to just about anything you like. A selection of
popular projects using beads will be reviewed.
Intermediate; knowledge of the basics.

Jewelled Cowl, FREE pattern on Ravelry

Churchmouse Before &After Scarf - purchased pattern we try to
keep in stock, can be hard sometimes because we sell a lot of them,
it is very popular.

They have a very extensive collection of beautiful quality seed bead in size 6/0, the size which works best for most of the beaded projects we feature at the store.

While there I found out the seed beads were on sale so  I selected some beads for another Churchmouse Beaded Design I want to knit  - their Beaded Mohair Scarf.
 This is the yarn - Fleece Artist mohair.
These are the beads.
I look forward to getting started. I am so glad I discovered how to attach beads with a crochet hook. It is so much kinder to your yarn than stringing them all on  advance and a lot easier as well. With variegated yarns and different coloured beads, the "attach as you go with a crochet hook" method also allows you to decide which colour beads best harmonizes with the yarn colours.
That Bead Lady has a sale on right now. Size 6/0 beads are on sale reduced 20% until September 20. A great time to stock up and the selection is great.
Serenity Knits

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