Bead Embroidery, Freeform Style

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park

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$35 4 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Sep 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Location:
Oak Park, Suburbs
145 Harrison St
Btwn S Lombard & Taylor Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60304
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Kim Humphrey

What you'll learn in this bead class:

Combining needle, thread, fabric and beads creates stunning pieces of wearable art!

This class is for you if:
  • You enjoy combining mediums and experimenting with different techniques
  • You enjoy hand sewing and want to incorporate beads.
  • You want to learn more about materials to use for bead embroidery
Students will Learn:
  • How to stitch around a cabochon or other focal piece glued onto a backing
  • How to select backing to use for bead embroidery
  • How to stitch additional beads onto the backing and keep them secure
  • How to add a pin back or bail
  • Different finishing techniques for the edging
Materials For Bead Embroidery
  • One cabochon, button or other focal piece with a flat side for glueing
  • Backing materials (such as Lacy's Stiff Stuff) and Ultra Suede - one piece of backing the size you want for your finished piece, and two pieces of ultra suede a little larger than the backing pieces.
  • E-6000 or other glue
  • One or more colors and sizes seed beads or small glass beads
  • Pinback or bail as desired
  • Preferred beading thread and needle
Note: 
If you are adding a focal piece it is preferable, though not essential, that you have this glued to your backing in advance of the class. Click here for preparation instructions.

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Refund Policy
Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other classes, unless we cancel the class.

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If you are coming by car, the easiest way to get here is on the Eisenhower Expressway (290). Oak Park borders Chicago due west of Chicago’s downtown. From O’Hare airport, take 294 south to 290 east. From Chicago, take 290 west from 90/94 or downtown.

From the east: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a right turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

From the west: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

The most common mistake is exiting at Harlem Ave., because Harrison Street does not go all the way through to Harlem. (But if you like getting confused, this is the place to do so, because east of Harlem is Oak Park and west of Harlem is Forest Park. In Oak Park, Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its north side, while in Forest Park Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its south side. See, wasn't that fun?)

If you are taking public transportation, the easiest way to get here is the CTA Blue Line. Take the train marked Forest Park. Exit the train at Austin Blvd. Walk west toward Lombard Avenue. When you get to the top of the stairs, you’ll be on the Lombard Ave. bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway. Turn right (north) and walk one block to the stop sign at Harrison Street. Turn right again (east) and Bead in Hand is just a few doors down on the same side of the street.

Parking
There is often street parking in front, but if not, turn onto Lombard and park along Lombard. There is metered parking right near the corner, but if you drive a little further you can park on the street for free. There is also parking on weekdays and Saturdays in the parking lot just east of us, off of Taylor Ave. (next to the church).

Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:00pm - 5:00pm Kim Humphrey 1 $35
2:00pm - 5:00pm Kim Humphrey 1 $35
2:00pm - 5:00pm Kim Humphrey 1 $35

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Question from Dionne
I noticed the class is called “advanced”. Is there a certain skill level required in order to take the class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! For this advanced class, previous experience or knowledge of a specific stitch is required. Hope this helps!
Answer from Dionne
Thank you. Which stitch is that Brenda?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Dionne! I talked to the instructor and she said she decided to put this class as All Level instead of just Advanced. She also said that there is not really a required stitch for taking the bead embroidery class. We'll be adjusting the level of this class as soon as possible.
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