WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024


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Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor:Heather Storta

Beaded knitting is just one form of knitting with beads. It was very popular in the 1920s and used to make elaborate bead purses. It is not hard to do – if you can knit and purl you can make a beaded purse! Join us as we learn the tricks to this kind of knitting while making a tiny amulet purse that can be worn as a necklace.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Advanced Beginner

PREREQUISITE:  Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increases and decreases.



NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $30 will be collected by the instructor.  Students will be invoiced 2 weeks before the festival, and payment will then be able to be made via bank draft, credit card, or PayPal, with payment due by one week before (last minute registrations are fine, with cash - exact change, please - accepted on the day of the workshop).


 It includes:   a purse kit (includes yarn, needles, beads). (Instructor has a variety of colors in both thread and beads, but limited amounts in each of the color choices available.) Supplies are available separately as well for various fees (if you just need the needles, or the beads, for example.) Please notify instructor ahead of time if you plan to purchase a kit or any of the supplies, so she can be sure to bring enough supplies.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  DMC perle cotton #8 (or similar). Size 4/0 (0000), 6-8” knitting needles or dpns. Size 11 seed beads, one hank (in hank form is important!) (Reading glasses if you need them! We will be working with TINY stitches!) Fine tapestry needle, scissors. (Kits are available from instructor for a fee.)

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


Seats Remaining 3
Workshop Fee $85.00



Other Workshops Available By Heather Storta
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
BEADED AMULET PURSE Knitting 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
KITCHENER LIKE A PRO Knitting 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
MOSAIC KNITTING Knitting 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
PERFECT NECKLINES Knitting 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
SWEATERS THAT FIT Knitting 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
TIPS AND TRICKS Knitting 10/17/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024