That Bead Lady tomorrow? Cathy Lampole decided to open EARLY at 11:00 AM so we'll have more time to chat about Contemporary Geometric Beadwork and all things beady both before and after the workshop (12:30-3:30PM). Staff will be on hand to help you with your bead choices and selections all day long, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
It is an unfailing source of amazed and amused delight when I reflect on the fact that it was fully 40 years ago that I first began to work with beads. Roughly shaped, opaque seed beads were sold in glass test tubes with cork stoppers and were very hard to find. Monofilament fishing line (in the days before legislation-mandated UV breakdown) was the fibre of choice. Having no other resources, I looked at pictures of what I wanted to make and came up with what I now know is a cross-needle Right Angle Weave variation.
Who knew that the nerdly, quiet, fearful child would find in those most basic materials the stuff of which dreams are made?
I look forward to meeting you and hearing how you first made the acquaintance of bead art in your own life.