With Jamie Lyn Kara
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Learn to create a textural surface using a needle, thread, and beads! We will cover basic techniques of sewing beads to a flat surface, and then dive into experimenting with a variety of Japanese glass beads and gemstones. Using the beads as inspiration, we will create a small wearable pendant. Bead embroidery is a versatile skill that can be incorporated in other projects and art forms. Experience with needle and thread is helpful, but all skill levels can enjoy this class!
Jamie Lyn Kara was born in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City where she grew up making mud-pies and leaf-burritos. She traveled with her family throughout the Northeast, developing a love for new places and experiences. This led her to pursue a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design where she could express her excitement for the world in a hands-on and visual way. While studying at SCAD, Jamie traveled coast-to-coast absorbing inspiration, collecting materials, and digging in the dirt while working on a few organic farms. This experience helped strengthen her sense of place and shape her work, which includes lots of stitching and the use of many repurposed materials. Jamie also enjoys working collaboratively, dreaming up new ideas and designs.
This class also has a $50.00 kit cost that must be paid to the teacher in cash. The kit includes: needles, bead thread, lacy’s stiff stuff, ultra suede backing, bead mat, variety of beads and gemstones.