• Beaded Needle Case and Festive Angels ~ Tutor Lynda Howard
    04/11/2019 - 25/11/2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Booking Information: Please book your place online. Payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. Please call the shop asap if you prefer not to pay online to guarantee your place on 01995 603363. Please be aware that your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.
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About The Workshop:

Over the course of four weeks you will learn two fundamental beading techniques; Brick stitch and Peyote stitch. Lynda will teach you how to design your own patterns, how to draft them and then how to work your design into a beautiful beaded needle holder. You will gain an understanding of how the stitches connect together and subsequently develop an understanding of which stitch is suitable for the project you’re working on.
By the end of the four weeks you will have built a bank of knowledge and will hopefully have gained the confidence to design and work on your own pieces using Brick or Peyote stitch. You will also have an understanding of how both stitches can be taken further, for example how they can be manipulated to achieve a certain look or shape.

Dates and Times:
Mon 4, 11, 18 and 25 November
10 – 1pm

Skill level: Suitable for beginners.

Learning Curve:
You will learn two basic beading stitches, Brick stitch and Peyote stitch. By designing and creating your own projects you will see how versatile these two stitches are as well as build an understanding of how to design and implement beaded projects.

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.

What’s Included?

  • Lovely tea and cake.

 You will need;

  • Basic Sewing Kit, including scissors
  • A lamp/glasses/magnifier (if needed)
  • Coloured pencils/crayons
  • Beading mat
  • Beading kits which will be available for purchase on the course.

Lynda will also be bringing her fabulous bead shop with her too!


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.