In this glass and fiber collaborative studio experience, witness the transformation of glass rods and rag strips into beautiful woven purses with unique glass buttons. During the flameworking portion, learn the basics of creating glass buttons and closures. In the weaving studio, weave a rag purse from start to finish: prepare rag strips, explore weaving techniques, construct the bag from your handwoven cloth, and combine your creations into a finished purse. No prior experience required.
Terry Hale is the owner of Hale Fire Glass, a working studio and teaching facility in Madison, AL. She also teaches nationwide, as well as in Ireland. Twice a year, she co-hosts beadmaking retreats that are attended by glass artists from the entire U.S. Terry's original wire and glass bead work can be seen at fine art shows and several venues across the country.
Marjorie Langston has been making beads since 1993 and teaching since 1999. She teaches in her private studio and in various venues around the country, and she especially enjoys inspiring beginners to get their start in glass beadmaking. Marjorie is the co-author of Just Plain Beads.
JoEl Levy LoGiudice has been a fiber instructor at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University, The Clearing Folk School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Student Center. She has taught weaving and fiber arts classes at the Folk School since 1987. In addition, JoEl has given numerous workshops throughout the southeast in beginning weaving, papermaking, basketry, surface design, and jewelry. Her textiles and mixed-media works have been exhibited nationally.
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