• Dragonfly; an introduction to bead work - Tutor Lynda Howard
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About The Workshop:
A class for those new to bead work; on the day you will make 2 dragonflies each using a different beading technique, a perfect day to introduce you to a new skill. Your finished dragonfly’s can be made into a brooch or pendant, or you may want to attach them to some of your embroidery projects.

Dates and Times:
Saturday 7 September
10 – 4pm

Skill level: Beginners: this workshop is suitable for those new to bead work.

Learning Curve:
Both dragonflies will use various sizes of seed beads, 11’s, 8’s, 6’s and bugles. Begin with a simpler version using dagger beads for the wings. Then move onto new skills with your second Dragonfly learning one of the basic stitches in bead weaving known as brick stitch.

What’s Included?

  • All materials
  • Lovely tea, coffee and cake

 Please bring with you:

  • Lunch

About the Artist:
Lynda Howard

Having spent a lifetime learning how to use a needle, and always being interested in learning new skills, I was introduced to beading about 20 years ago. At the time it was quite unusual in the UK but becoming increasingly popular, as at the time it was taking the US by storm. I was hooked, and joined the beadworkers guild when it began over here. Over the years I have been a member of beading groups, and we have exhibited our work. I have taught others to enjoy the craft over the last 15yrs, and still I learn more very time I start a new piece of work.


68b Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA, United Kingdom


Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,

The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.

However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.