Tag Archives: Byzantine Cross

Abbey Road Beaders – Byzantine Cross workshop

I spent a brilliant weekend in Nottingham, with the Abbey Road Beaders teaching my Byzantine Cross workshop. I was treated to a lovely warm welcome, super hospitality and generosity – we had such a laugh. One of the many great … Continue reading

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Stitchncraft Workshop Programme for 2014

  It’s that time of year again and Stitchncraft are getting ready to launch their programme of workshops for 2014. I’m looking forward to teaching a number of new workshops down there throughout the year. Meanwhile I’ll be heading down … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 2

  In Part 2 of the Mediaeval Charms project I demonstrate how to make the little Byzantine and Mediaeval crosses. You will probably start thinking of further applications for the Super Picots technique in your own designs. I embellished the … Continue reading

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Re-organising my bead stash!

I couldn’t put it off any longer. I’ve been meaning to re-organise my bead stash for the last couple of years but dreaded having to do it as there was so much. The worst thing was that with every visit … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Brick Stitch

Here’s how to work in Brick Stitch. This video follows on from the Ladder Stitch tutorial: I give a demonstration of Brick Stitch worked from a Ladder Stitch base. Brick Stitch gets its name from the pattern formed by the … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Ladder Stitch

In this video I demonstrate Ladder Stitch. This is such an important foundation stitch as a starting point for some other stitches e.g., Brick Stitch and Herringbone Stitch; it’s also a great way of extending beadwork, so it’s important structurally. … Continue reading

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Byzantine Cross workshop – Great Escapes

What a fantastic weekend I had with the girls at my Byzantine Cross workshop in Barnett Hill with Great Escapes! It was intensive and very challenging, but they came through like real troopers and made some stunning versions of my Cross design. That … Continue reading

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After the Olympia K&S Show

I’ve just had 3 fabulous days teaching my Crystal Finger Candy Rings and Crystal Rosette Pendant at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. I met lots of lovely ladies who had never picked up beads for bead weaving before, which … Continue reading

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Newest Byzantine Cross

I’ve just finished this latest version of the Byzantine Cross. In this image, I’ve photographed it against the computer screen to show the extent of the filigree going on in the structure. I haven’t super-embellished this one with freshwater pearls … Continue reading

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