CraftED: Kaleidocycle Beading with Daria Tittenberger

September 14, 2019 - September 28, 2019

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1-329 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba




Combining ideas from origami and engineering, the Kaleidocycle is a beaded three-dimensional marvel designed by the design team of the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project. It is built from hinged sets of beaded triangles that can be twisted in upon themselves to reveal multiple patterns.

You will use circular peyote stitch to bead four triangle designs and then explore how multiples of the four designs relate to each other as they take their place within the Kaleidocycle structure. Finish by learning about hinge construction as you assemble your turning machine.

Circular Peyote Stitch 1.5 hrs
Overview of techniques, beads, tools and supplies
Circular peyote stitch
Increasing and decreasing stitches
Stitching a triangle
Reading/Creating Charted Designs 1.5 hrs
Reading and using charted triangle designs
Creating a charted triangle design
Design Considerations 1.5 hrs
Exploring pattern relationships within the Kaleidocycle structure
Creating a charted triangle design
Joining Multiple Components 1.5 hrs
Techniques for assembling multiple components
Hinge construction

Supplies to Bring:

Beading needles, beading thread, set of coloured pencils or markers, pen & paper
Optional supplies: task lamp, extension cord, and magnifiers or reading glasses if needed

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

Produce samples of circular peyote stitched triangles
Reproduce peyote stitch patterns from a charted design
Create a charted peyote stitch design
Assemble multiple components into complex, inter-related patterns

Skill Level:

Beginner/Intermediate with previous experience with peyote stitch

Workshop Runs: September 14, 21 + 28, 2019

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration: $120

Registration is non-refundable

Registration deadline: August 28, 2019

Visit website to register.

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September 14, 2019 - September 28, 2019


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Cost - paid

Registration: $120
Registration is non-refundable
Registration deadline is August 28, 2019



Manitoba Craft Council

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