The Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will present Marti Brown’s “Knotty Do-It-All” on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.
Does making knots – tiny ones between pearls or larger ones in kumi himo or macramé – frustrate you?
Having trouble handling all the cords in your micro-macramé? Having problems making your multi-strand necklaces hang right? Join the members of the DVBS to learn about The Knotty Do-It-All, a multi-functional cord knotting tool, which could end all that frustration.
The Knotty Do-It-All is usable with any cord and combines the bead board, macramé board, and whatever method you use for making the Chan Lu style wrap bracelets, and however you make those sliding knots for clasps into one easy tool. Invented by Sandra Younger the Knotty Do-It-All really can help you do it all. It comes complete with all the clips, needles, cord bobbins, and pegs you need, and an instructional DVD with access to tutorials on www.theknottydoitall.com. In addition to demonstrating and letting you work with the Knotty Do-It-All, Brown will also exhibit a simple tool that can turn shrink plastic into bead caps and other elements for your beading.
Brown has been interested in art since childhood; some of her fondest memories include art camp, painting in her basement, art classes in summer school, and involvement in choral music. She became a professional artist and craftsman after completing her BFA in jewelry making. She has been designing jewelry for over 30 years. Just as much as she loves creating jewelry, she also greatly enjoys teaching – which obviously includes introducing others to new techniques and tools. Brown not only teaches at national bead shows, but she also holds DVBS-sponsored workshops.
The two demonstrations will be presented during the two-hour DVBS meeting. To register, e-mail your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 246-1231.