Heather Kingsley Heath – Fritilliary Pendant Workshop
March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£40.00
Inspired by wild Fritilliary flowers that grow in a meadow near Heather’s
studio, this pendant is an adventure in construction and colour play.
With an inner pod and fringe, outer petals in the form of a rotating
sepal, spinning links and a Chenille stitch rope embellished with beaded
beads; this is a complex construction that is satisfying to create.
Skill level: intermediate to advanced: confidence with thread tension;
ability to cope with combining several stitches to create 3D structure.
Techniques: Peyote stitch, Herringbone stitch, Chenille stitch, Fringing.
Cost: £40 Plus materials
Students are welcome to bring their own materials to the class (a materials list will be sent to participants several weeks prior to the workshop, alternatively there will be kits available to purchase on the day for £45 (four colourways to choose from).
Heather Kingsley Heath
Heather is an English beadwork artist who teaches nationally and internationally. She teaches at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Bead&Button Show; Beader’s Best in Hamburg, Germany; the UK’s Big Bead Show; and Das Perlament in Cologne, Germany. She is the current UK Ambassador for National Beading Week.
Heather’s love of beads and colour is infectious and she has inspired and encouraged many budding designers. Her beaded jewellery is delicate, richly detailed and infinitely wearable. With designs inspired by history, heritage, vintage and treasure, her work explores the relationships between wearer and object. Heather is also known for her more experimental figurative and sculptural pieces which combine a huge range of seed beading techniques with magical wizardry to create three dimensional pieces inspired by nature and her English garden. To learn more about Heather and her work, visit her website.