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Date: TUESDAY, June 18, 2019
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

This program is an introduction to Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW), which uses 4 beads for its base and can be used to create a flexible rope or a frame.

Each unit is a cube having a floor (the bottom 4 beads), walls (the side beads), and ceiling (top 4 beads). A core is formed from a loop of 4 beads; beads are added to create more loops which become the sides of a cube. Additional cubes are added by repeating the bead pattern.

Those wishing to participate will be able to purchase a kit for $3.00, which contains enough Fireline beading thread and 8/0 seed beads to create a sample length of CRAW. Participants should bring a bead mat, sharp scissors or Fireline cutter, a magnifier and a light (optional).

When she sees a new technique, McKay asks herself “Can I do that?” In 2012, she enrolled in a kumihimo class and from there her interest in beadwork continued. She purchased magazines and books, followed instructions given for the projects, and attended classes at Bead Fest and also with the Delaware Valley Bead Society.

The answer... Yes, she can do that! She learned this stitch while attending a class at Lucy’s Bead Boutique, Brick, NJ. This stitch was challenging, but with practice and the patience of the instructor/designer, Jacqui Higgins, McKay suddenly had her “aha” moment. Bead weaving seems to be her favorite category, but she also enjoys chain mail and stringing. She hopes to expand to bead embroidery and wire wrapping.

McKay will present her program at the beginning of the two-hour DVBS meeting. Free to society members and guest. Guests must please pre-register. To pre-register, email your name, address and phone number to odyssey5@ptd.net or call (908) 996-6930.


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