Studio Musings

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 Programs for the NW Seedbeaders

If you live anywhere in the greater Puget Sound area and are interested in working with seedsbeads, I highly recommend you check out the NW Seedbeaders, a focus group of the NW Bead Society.  I've mentioned them before, but Sunday was our planning meeting for 2012 and all I can say is Wow! The upcoming schedule of programs is phenomenal.  Here's a sneak peak:

January 22:  Pearl/Crystal Bangle-- Debbie Johnson
February 26:  Fingerknotting-- Georgia McMillan
I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of the two above.  (Bad me - since I was responsible for taking all of the sample photos on Sunday.)  Then:

March 25:  Bohemian Wrap with Kate Parsons (Sample by Ann Wilkinson) 

April 22:  Huichol Baskets with Debby Zook
May 20:  Ribbon Pouch with Shirley Pauls
June 24:  "Corset & Stays" Right Angle Beaded Bead with yours truly
July 22:  N'debele Tube with Deanna Raabe, Aug. 26: Russian Leaves with Jennifer Brown
September 23:  African Helix-- Janet Thompson (no picture yet)

October 21:  Snowflakes with Debby Zook
We even have programs planned into 2013, including a workshop on Kumihimo in March of 2013.  We generally meet on the fourth Sunday of the month from 10:30am - 3:00pm at the Maplewood Rock and Gem Club in Edmonds, just a little bit north of Seattle. 

And even if you don't live nearby, if you should happen to visit the area on one of these days, come join us for a fun day of beading and camaraderie.  About half the time is devoted to the program, though you're welcome to bring and work on your own project as well.  The women are all so talented, fun and welcoming its become one of the highlights of my month.  Oh, and lunch is potluck.  (And someone, I'm not sure whom, brings the best deviled eggs. Yum!)


  1. Tantalizing projects, all! Wish I didn't live 2500 miles away! I would love to join you around the table. (Besides beading, fabulous deviled eggs are also a major obsession!)

  2. Oh, Karen, I so wish I lived nearby! You could make a mint by renting rooms and sleeping bags to enthusiastic seeders...

  3. This sounds like so much fun! Makes me wish there was a beady gathering in my area.

    The ribbon pouch is adorable, and the funny thing is, I have a scrap of that exact ribbon in my fabric pile! I may have to try my own version.

    Also, your beaded beads are gorgeous. Just wonderful!

  4. Would be nice to be able to attend - how lovely all of these are!! :)

  5. Well Bobbie, I do have a guest room with an antique four poster bed.... I can just see it, a beading B&B as my next venture!

    Truthfully, if any of you happen to end up in Seattle, let me know - it would be fun if we could arrange some studio time or an artist play date.