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Fiber Art

Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Course Overview

Autumn brings a riot of color to the landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into a pin for a wearable work of art, or framed for display. This workshop is for all skill levels. Bead artist Jo Wood says her goal is to demystify the basic materials and process of bead embroidery. You can learn the basics of beading on fabric or explore the possibilities of beads in your other needle arts. Jo will introduce you to her favorite techniques for “painting” with beads. While working with colors and textures, you will also learn some simple principles of composition, pattern transfer techniques, and ways to add depth and dimension to your work.

The use of beads has spanned cultures across the globe for more than 6000 years. Come join us for an enjoyable and relaxed creative experience and learn how this traditional needle art can be used for your future projects.

Jo Wood’s approach to ’painting with beads’ is a unique combination of tradition and innovation. Preview Jo’s bead embroidery style on her website by visiting

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