Marilynne was smart to schedule the beading workshop for the morning, when everyone was fresh. It was 2 Sides of the Story, a reversible bracelet made using the new stitch I invented that produces flat beadwork that pleats as you work. It is based on the curious thread path of a tubular South African stitch.
It wasn't really as dark as the pic would have you think.
We hit Wegman's for lunch- to-go during our brief break before the afternoon felting workshop. Yum. The hot food bar featured things like eggplant in dashi, cauliflower in saffron sauce, sauteed asparagus, mushrooms with shallots ...
It was consensus to use the majority of our time feltmaking.
Everyone made 2 felt canes each. In the last hour we addressed how each would take form as a bangle or bracelet.
Some would be knotted or overlapped and then beaded.
Some have spaces to accommodate stones or rivolis. Joanne just happened to have a few bead bezeled rivolis on her.
Suzanne had taken the felt bangle with undulating beaded bead workshop with me at the Bead & Button Show in 2009. She since made several and wore them today to "show and tell". Most everyone started an undulating beaded bead that could be used to cover the connected tapered ends.
It was a great day full of felting and beading. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad