Many thanks to Lorralene Whiteye and the Aboriginal Resource Centre for hosting a great beading workshop last weekend! Over the afternoon community members and staff at the Welcome Centre socialized while learning the basics of beading.
Once we climbed the initial learning curve many in attendance said they found it to be a meditative and soothing exercise. We also marveled at the skill involved in the “sample” piece that Lorralene brought with her to show us. (You can see it in orange on the table in the image on the left).
I tried to bead a broach for myself, but when I got it home and tried to cut it away from excess felt backing, I nicked the string!
Be mindful of your string folks.
Don’t end up at loose ends like me!