This workshop covers the beadwork flowers featured in Hazel’s Crewel Creatures book and in Clive the Chameleon published in Inspirations Magazine.
If you have been scared to attempt these flowers, or if you have tried and failed, this workshop is what you have been waiting for.
The 12-bead flower, the 10 bead flowers, peyote stitch leaves, stamens and twigs, all stitched onto fabric within a bead chain stitch oval surround.
Described in exquisite detail, bead by bead with informative tips along the way, the workshop is divided into four video lessons, from threading the first needle, through all of the 3-D elements to stitching onto the fabric and attaching the elements everything has been covered in easy to view footage with voice-over explanation throughout and includes downloadable written instructions, presented in Hazel’s normal detailed style.
2 grams size 11 Delica beads colour 1014 – metallic thistle luster
2 grams size 11 Delica beads colour 1451 – SL pale cream opal
Light green leaves:
2 grams size 15° beads colour 4273 – SL willow
Dark green leaves and additional for bead chain stitch, twigs stamens, etc:
4 grams size 15° beads colour 459 – metallic olive
Additional beads for twigs, stamens, etc.
2 grams size 15° beads colour 2006 – matte metallic dark bronze
1 gram size 11° beads colour 577 – butter cream gold lined alabaster
Beading Threads: C-Lon AA (or Nymo D)
Ash (or beige)
Size 11 Sharps or size 11 Beading
200 x 200 mm (8 x 8”) natural coloured cotton/linen blend fabric
200 x 200 mm (8 x 8”) white/off white cotton voile
Soft beading mat
Sticky bead mat (optional)
6” embroidery hoop
Thread Magic thread conditioner
Under normal circumstances, we would send you the kit. But, like the rest of the world, we are in Covid 19 lockdown and unable to send out anything (our regulations are draconian). I do know that in the rest of the world you are at least able to do online shopping. The list below is an indication of where you will be able to get the beads and threads in some countries.
United Kingdom: The London Bead Company
United States: Caravan Beads in Portland, Maine.
The only thing that is important is that you should use size 11 Delica beads for the flowers and size 15 beads for the leaves (Mill Hill petites are a good alternative for the size 15 beads). The size 11 bead is the same size as a normal Mill Hill bead. Whether you use C-Lon thread or Nymo is immaterial, provided it is the finest thread in either of those ranges. You can use any medium weight linen or cotton for the base fabric and, of course, you can choose your own colours.
Register now and you will be sent the password to enter the private domain where you will find everything you need to get going.