Netting Primer with Maria Rypan

Netting offers an excellent introduction into the world of beadweaving, the art of creating beadwork in hand using just a needle and thread. This three-part class begins with beadweaving basics, where you'll learn how to begin and end a new thread and finish your work. Next you'll learn to create a basic Textured Net necklace, and from there you will learn how to make four variations of this basic net, each using different beads for different effect. Three-part class.


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Class Materials List

Each of the 5 projects will require:
• Seed beads in three sizes or colors
• Accent beads (optional)
• Beading thread or other stringing material
• Beading needle
• Clasp and ring

• 1 stopper bead in a size and color different from your seed beads
• Clippers or scissors
• Beading mat or Chinet plate

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Maria Rypan

Maria Rypan

Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist and recognized expert on "gerdany", Ukrainian-style of beadwork. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Maria’s specialties are netting, unique beadweaving and loomweaving. Being visually oriented, she has developed user-friendly instructional materials since 1995. New beadweaving styles are continually added. The loomwork experience is being fine-tuned. Eight research trips to Ukraine since 1996 yielded wonderful photos of "gerdany", beadwork archives, master craftsmen and festivals. Maria’s 2004 slide show, “Beadwork in Ukraine: Past, Present & Future,” launched her visual presentation career. Rypan has branched out into documentary presentations; a Beading “How To” series for the Creativ Festival, ON, and inspirational ones about global folk arts.

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Great introduction to netting Review by Jo-Ann
Having taken class with Maria Rypan, her clear and concise teaching comes across in the primer. This is an excellent way for you to have Maria's guidance through a project anytime, anywhere and as often as you need. (Posted on 7/30/13)

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