Cuyahoga Weavers Guild meeting and Workshop
RSVP to Patty, especially for the workshop
Arrive ay 11:00 (earlier than usual) to allow time for both. Bring your brown bag lunch and beverage.
Beaded Bracelets on a Bow
Tracy Jackson is joining us
to guide us through a mini workshop for our October meeting. Brown bag lunch and a short meeting will happen before we start our class promptly at noon. Beads must be strung before class begins so that we all start and progress together. Be prepared! We’re gonna get pretty and primitive.
You will need:
5 strands of 5/2 cotton
each 48 inches long for warp. Knot these threads together at one end.
Bring some of the same for your weft.
200 size 6 “E” seed beads.
A standard 9 gram tube holds approximately 130 beads, so you will need 2 tubes.
Thread 100 beads each onto 2 of your 5 warp strands before class begins.Tie an easily removable knot in the ends so the beads do not escape.
$5 for the loom kits Tracy will provide.
We will produce beautiful bracelets with beaded selvedges.
Bow Loom Weaving
Please have the warp beaded and ready to attach to the bow before the meeting.
Cut 5 warp ends of size 5 perle cotton, each 48” long. Tie the group together with an overhand knot about 1” down from one end.
Choose 2 strands and string size 6° beads,100 on each strand, 200 beads total. This works easiest with a dental floss threader. Tie a slip-knot in each beaded strand to keep the beads from falling off.
This is a weft faced weave, any color will be fine, black or navy may not be the best choice for the first piece. Variegateds weave up as stripes and can be fun to do. Any color size 6° beads, solid or variegated, is fine.
Supplies to bring:
weft (same as warp)
light or magnifier if needed
All other materials will be provided for around a $5 kit fee.