In April, we tried to have a Spring Workshop, but the time was not quite right. We were able, however, to schedule a program with the same teacher for a program in July. We are very pleased to present Sivia Harding showing us how to make Beaded Bracelets for the July meetings. Please note that both meetings are in the same week this month.

Sivia Harding has worked with fiber and art since she can remember. Obsessed since youth, by adulthood she had dabbled in weaving, spinning, and dyeing among other activities, and came to knitting in the year 2000. Almost immediately, she began to design. She is known mainly for her exceptional lace and bead designs. Her patterns also include accessories, garments, and imaginative Moebius creations. She has been widely published in books and collections, including Jared Flood’s Wool People series, online magazines such as Twist Collective and Knitty, and on Ravelry as Sivia Harding Knit Design. 

We hope to see you on either July 13 or July 15. Please see below.

Supplies necessary if you would like to follow along:

Fingering weight yarn, about 20 yards. A solid or shaded solid color in a lighter color is best for seeing your stitches in a class setting.

US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle, double points, or pair of straights. Double points are preferred.

Beads: 74 size 6 seed beads – 60 of one color, size, shape, or texture (MC) and 14 of another (CC). Please try to find Japanese seed beads because of the larger inner hole. You may want to choose brighter beads for the CC beads and not as bright beads for the MC beads, but any combination you like will be great.

Small steel crochet hook, 0.75 mm (14 US), for placing beads
Decorative button of your choice (this can be chosen later)
Dental floss threader for stringing beads (found in drug and grocery stores)
Yarn or tapestry needle

Homework: String at least 50 MC beads onto the outside end of yarn (not the center pull end) with the dental floss threader. Use the threader just like you would use a needle; thread the yarn end through the loop, and pick up beads with the long end. When you have picked up some beads, slide them down the strand of yarn. Repeat until the desired number of beads have been strung. It’s a good idea to string a few extra.

Since we will have only one hour for the class, if you want to knit along with me, go ahead and knit up to Row 8 of the Japanese Flowers Bracelet on page 9 of the pattern handout.

This is a very special program and we hope that you enjoy it. Please check out Sivia’s designs on Ravelry.

Note: The pattern will be sent to paid up members in a separate email. Both meetings are in the same week.

This speaker was suggested by member Judy Marsalis.

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, July 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. (Meeting ID 810 7427 2563 Password eve)

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The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. (Meeting ID 869 0045 9581 Password day)

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