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Project Overview & Materials2:02
The Couching Stitch11:00
The Stacking Stitch6:06
The Peyote Stitch11:26
About This Class
Hello! My class will introduce you to various bead embroidery stitches to create your own 3x3 inch coral tide pool abstract beaded piece. This class will cover 4 embroidery stitches: freeform peyote, stacking, the incorporation of pearls, and couching. We will explore the use of various bead sizes to create dimension, as well as the power of shading with beads, creating texture and movement and the incorporation of fabric and paper within bead work.
We’ll also discuss how to stimulate creativity and find inspiration to keep making unique art pieces.
No prior knowledge is needed to enroll. This is an excellent introduction class as well as a great class for advanced beaders to push their creativity to a new dimension. Anyone interested in stitching, pushing the limits of a medium, and for people like me who like to think outside the box will enjoy the next 40 minutes!
I’ll be right there beside you to give feedback, support and of course my favorite fun!
Let’s do this!
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I love beading and this is another way to use them to do real works of art. It's painting with beads. Thanks, and I'd like to see other compositions by the same author Corina
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I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I was able to learn many stitches with her clear and direct instructions!! Loved it!
This is a great class. She quickly shows enough techniques to use to make any type of freeform bead embroidery. I am not new to beading this way, but I am really enjoying making this project to get me back up to speed. Nicely done.
"I have always been interested in transforming traditional craft"
Before Eleanor started making arts with beads she was primarily a watercolor artist. She fell in love with the world of beading after doing an apprenticeship with a jewelry designer, the shop closed and she inherited thousands of seed beads. She was then faced with the task of turning these beads into art.
Her work began with portraits and then moved into the marine world. She states “the medium is limitless and I love to try to create the impossible”. After being published and receiving a congressional honor for “Keeping Hope Alive Through Art” she began to push the medium even further.
Eleanor’s work is all embroidered by hand with thread, needle, on felt with beads. She combines several different traditional and non traditional stitches to create a unique sculpture effect. Paper, fabric and mesh can also be found in her work.
Eleanor Pigman is originally from New York City. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and her masters in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a self taught embroidery artist, currently living in St Petersburg Florida.
Join her and her journey in making these unique and inspirational bead embroidered pieces!
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