Mary Alice Sinton – Japanese Bead Embroidery

Virtual Beginner Level Workshop – June 26, 2021

Mary Alice Sinton is fully accredited by the Japanese Embroidery Center to teach their curriculum in Japanese Embroidery. This method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads rather than silk threads. The beads used are a wide variety of Tri-cut and glass seed beads. The foundation fabric is cotton. Mary Alice is offering beginner level instruction in this workshop. 

Supplies differ for each project; see the descriptions below for details.  Note: A beading Koma is required for Prickly Paisley, Daisy Delight Satin Box and Rosy Posy brooch.  An order with a local supplier will be prepared for those who wish to purchase a Koma; cost is estimated between $20-$30. Stretcher bars can be purchased at Edmonton needlework shops.

Workshop date is Saturday, June 26, 2021  9am- 4pm via Zoom.

Registration is now closed.  Those who registered by April 23, 2021 will be contacted regarding payment and delivery of your kit.

On your registration form, please indicate which 1 of the 5 project kits below you wish to order for this workshop. You will be assessed the cost of the kit; FFAA will cover the cost of shipping and instruction. The kits will be ordered by FFAA and distributed to students prior to the workshop.

Kit #1  Prickly Paisleys Eye Glass or Mobile Phone Case (Design © JEC)

Both cases are done in the Japanese bead embroidery method and are beginner level pieces. The foundation fabric is a paisley and vine design 100% cotton fabric called Sunflower Province by Moda Fabric. Beads and fabric are included in the kit. Note: a beading Koma and 11×11 stretchers bars are required.

Cost is $70US (approx. $88 CDN)

 

 

Kit # 2  Hana Kimi Cover (Design © MA Sinton)

The Hana Kimi Cover is done in the Japanese bead embroidery method and is a beginner level piece. Hana Kimi means blooming flowers in Japanese. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric by Avlyn Creations. Beads and fabric are included in the kit. Note: 10×10 stretcher bars are required.

Cost is $70US (approx. $88 CDN)

 

Kit #3  Sokonashi Kinchyaku Bag  (Design © MA Sinton)

The Sokonashi Kinchyaku (Bottomless Money Bag) Bag is done in the Japanese bead embroidery method and is a beginner level piece. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric by Avlyn Creations. Beads and fabric are included in the kit. Note: 11×12 stretcher bars are required.

Cost is $70US (approx. $88 CDN)

 

 

Kit #4  Rosy Posy Brooch  (Brooch Bead design © 2014 MA Sinton)

Rosy Posy Brooch is done in Japanese bead embroidery method and is an entry-level piece offered in a pink, blue or yellow palette. The foundation fabric is a Floral 100% cotton fabric called Wild Child Trellis Tryst by designer Jane Sassaman. Fusible Muslin and Mattress pad fabric are used as the backing materials.  Wire is added along the stems sandwiched in-between the backing fabrics so the leaves become bendable.  Finishing may be done commercially or by the individual. Kit includes beads, fusible muslin, mattress pad fabric and wire. Note:  A beading Koma and 8×10 stretcher bars are required.

Cost is $45US (approx. $57 CDN)

 

Kit #5  Daisy Delight Satin Box  (Design © MA Sinton) 

The Daisy Delight Satin Box is done in Japanese bead embroidery method and is a entry level piece. Choices of three colored satin boxes are available (Lt Green, Pink or Black) depending on what prominent colors of flowers are beaded by the student. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric called Flowers Aplenty by Michael Miller. Beads and fabric are included in the kit. Note: Koma and 7×7 stretcher bars are required.

Cost is $60US (approx. $75 CDN)

 


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