Sunday, June 17, 2012

Beaded Ropes Class: N'debele Shifts Bracelet This Saturday June 23

An age old technique rediscovered N'debele is an off loom weaving stitch that has sustained and evolved over hundreds of years in the heart of the Zulu region in South Africa.  A bold geometric and identifiable patterning, and the committed work of Zulu crafters has led to a revival and global recognition amongst makers that N'debele is here to stay.
A rich sampling of Czech seed beads in Size 8/0, Miyuki galvanized beads, light refracting triangle beads add to the melange of transitions and shifts you will make. You will learn how to create a rope in tubular form and build up a pattern, in addition to creating visual stops with transitions from seed beads to Crystal Pearls and Murano lamp-worked glass in this simple yet rich bracelet design.  A new yet easy snap closure solution will create a seamless ending for your final piece.

Date:  Saturday June 23,2012
Time:  9:30am-1:30pm
Technique:  Tubular N'debele / Herringbone Stitch (Off loom weaving)
Skill Level:  Beginners / Foundational 
Venue:  LB o J'zazz Beading Zone
Block 9 Street 6 House 13 (Side Basement Entrance) 

Object made and created by Lubna and will be creatively supported by Bettina during class.

Four colorway custom designed kits will be available for you to select and pre-register at our Shaab Al Bahry location this  
Tuesday June 19 | We gladly welcome KNET purchases 
Shop hours are Saturdays-Thursdays 9:30am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-9:30pm.  
For more information on class fees, materials and tools needed for the class you can either send us an email to or contact us at 2261-0686.

1 comment:

Lubna said...

Due to the popularity of this class, there will be unique, one off kits available at day of the workshop.