- 6:00-6:30pm Via ZOOM! Meet and Greet-Socializing
- 6:30-8:30pm Via ZOOM! Instructor: Lori Bier
Our October project is “Sequins and Beads- How Belly Dance Costumes Are Embellished”
Take a close-up look at the sparkles and shine on belly dance costumes and learn what materials and techniques are used to make them glitter. We’ll see a few different styles and talk about what goes into them.
We’ll learn a commonly used, easy to execute stitch for attaching beads and sequins to felt and use it to embellish a small sampler. This sampler can be used as a brooch or a hanging felt decoration. Here’s an example:
Items needed to complete the project:
- Felt backing material – Any type of non-fraying material you can stick a bead needle through is good. Thick wool felt is best.
- Sequins – Round with the hole in the middle. The faceted sequins are needed for the dimensional work but flats work OK too.
- Seed beads
- Bugle beads (optional)
If you don’t have these materials, Lori is willing to mail a kit to you at no cost. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and full street address before Friday, Oct 16.
-We will be sending out an email before the 26th to current members with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting.
Bio on Lori: Lori Bier is a costumer and belly dancer who performs around Austin when there isn’t a pandemic going on. She beads, sews, knits, crochets, weaves, felts and dyes. She is a past president of Austin Fiber Artists, an organization that welcomes anyone who does anything creative with fiber. See www.austinfiberartists.org for information.