The Honey Beadery currently offers workshops on intuitive bead embroidery. Through the art of bead embroidery, we follow our intuition and let the work guide us. It is a form of self-discovery through deliberate creation.
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- work with the basic bead embroidery stitches
- make a beaded sampler for future reference
- get started with a project
- finish the edges
What is Intuitive Beadwork?
Intuitive beadwork is a wonderful way to tap into ideas and concepts that are just below the surface of our consciousness. I first touched on this process after meeting Robin Atkins in 2008 when she was in town to give a presentation on her collection of beadwork. I had the pleasure of sitting a long while, tirelessly looking at each of her pieces, turning them over in my hands, looking closely, and reading the prose that corresponded to many of her bead-embroidered works-of-art. Although her work is exquisite in terms of execution and design, the “improvisational” pieces fascinated me the most. So, it is through this intuitive process that I guide people using beads, needle and thread so that they may create something both enlightening and beautiful. Read testimonials here.
1 -Setting Intention
An important part of using intuition when creating is to set an intention before the fun begins! Even though the piece takes on a life of its own as we go along, the evolution will make more sense if there is a clear beginning point.
2 – Choosing Materials
3 – Applying Beads to Fabric