Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced. Must
have basic knowledge of right-angle weave.
Come and spend two days with NanC Meinhardt and explore her signature
technique, Free-form right angle weave. You will learn how to cover
molded pieces using her technique to pick up the slightest nuances of
shape and form. These cascading beaded shapes dangle from the ends of
a lariat which is constructed of……you guessed it……yet another
adaptation of NanC‘s right-angle weave. All you need to bring to class
is a basic knowledge of right angle-weave and the desire to explore.
Beads to learn free form right angle weave
of size 11 seed beads
of size 8 seed beads
of size 6 seed beads
embellishment beads, i.e., Tear drops, Daggers, Lentils
Beads for the shapes that "dangle":
more colors of size 11 round seed beads and/or 5 or more colors of
size 14/15 round seed beads. The size 14/15 seed beads will give you
much more detail on the forms than the size 11s. I use a combination
of both in my pieces. I like to use the bronze, silver and gold
tones of seed beads on my forms. You may do the same or choose a
palette for yourself.
"Terrifically Tacky Tape" — a strong double sided tape
Magnifying glasses or visors. Seeing is very important!
silamide thread A or black Nymo size D beading thread. We will not
be using Fireline for this project. You need
and 12 beading needles
or micro wax
zap is optional but a good idea to have with you.
Beads for the rope lariat otherwise known as: "Whistling with your
mouth full of crackers."
Same beads and supplies as above — plus: