February was jam packed of workshops - so many exciting things on!

In February,  award winning artist, Catriona Starpins (who is also a pretty awesome person!) made her Whimsical Bead teaching debut with this amazing new workshop - Dimensional Bead Embroidery.

I was so thrilled to join in on this workshop myself, I learned so much. Every student in the class managed to design some wonderful components and with Cat's help, were well on their way to creating some fabulous dimensional embroidered pieces.
We are thrilled that Cat has joined our team of expert tutors and we're so excited that she's agreed to come back and teach again in Semester 2.

Did you miss out on a place in this popular workshop? Be sure to join our workshop mailing list to be the first to know when new workshops are listed. Just email us and we will add you.

Workshop Bead Embroidery Collage

Also this month, we held our first Polymer 101 session for the year. It's always great to see so many of my students enthusiastic about polymer clay whether they be newbies or experienced clayers. If you missed out, a similar session will be held in Semester 2.

Polymer 101 Extruder Cane Workshop WEB

February was also the first of our 'Maille Mania' workshops for the year. This particular session focused on Celtic Weaves and students learned a series of Celtic chainmaille weaves. 
Our Maille Mania workshops operate similarly to our Simply Seed Beads workshops. Students can either learn the feature weave/s or work on something that they've brought from home and need help with or they can use this as a session to learn something that they have missed from a previous maille workshop.

Workshop Maille Mania Celtic Weaves 1 WEB

February also saw us launch our 'Get Creative' evening sessions and we held the first of our Mini Sessions for the year - Morrigan Earrings with Karen.
So many things going on! (and so many more in March!!)

Workshop Sumptuous Seed Beads Morrigan Earrings 1

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  1. Mordreth

I SO enjoyed Catriona's first semester Dimensional Bead Embroidery workshop which introduced me to so many exciting - and readily achievable - possibilities! Booking into this workshop in the second semester was, for me, a high priority. Until...

I SO enjoyed Catriona's first semester Dimensional Bead Embroidery workshop which introduced me to so many exciting - and readily achievable - possibilities! Booking into this workshop in the second semester was, for me, a high priority. Until I did Catriona's workshop, the world of elaborate and complex bead embroidery seemed like terrain I never imagined myself exploring. In her instruction, in her detailed notes and in her kit, Catriona demystified this seemingly unattainable domain, making it one I am excited to be further exploring. Already the possibilities I have become aware of are influencing both my ideas for what I aspire to making and the components I am assembling to realise some of these dreams. Thank you, Catriona, and thank you Dani for securing Catriona as one of TWB's truly sensational tutors!

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I completely agree with you Mordreth!
Catriona is not only an amazing artist but a wonderful tutor. I too participated in this workshop and enjoyed it immensely. I'm looking forward to the Structured Ropes workshop this semester.
Thank you for...

I completely agree with you Mordreth!
Catriona is not only an amazing artist but a wonderful tutor. I too participated in this workshop and enjoyed it immensely. I'm looking forward to the Structured Ropes workshop this semester.
Thank you for your feedback,
- Dani

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