On our Group Correspondence Course Frenzy of Fringes you will create this unique sampler with 23 distinct beaded fringes. Though each fringe is short to fit the space provided within the sampler, it is a complete fringe, and gives the participant enough information and experience to make it and decide whether or not to use it on another project. Most of the fringes use small amounts of size 11 seed beads. A home seed stash may be sufficient for many of them.
A measuring guide that reduces grams to teaspoons is included to help determine if the participant’s stash is sufficient or to help calculate the cost of beads if sharing with others. This is a totally new concept in samplers and a fun way to learn how to do beaded fringes.
Challenges are offered for color suggestions: selection using the participant’s own choices, or an alternate three-color sampler to reduce the cost of the project.
Frenzy of Fringes information
Project: Twenty-three distinctly different beaded fringes are stitched on Aida cloth outlined in cross-stitched sections. Filled with seed, bugle, faceted crystal and other beads, the completed sampler can be proudly displayed in the home as well as provide a guide for future fringed projects.
Size: Sampler 10.5 x 13.5 inches
Fabric: 14 x 17 inches white11-count Aida cloth
Threads: DMC cotton floss, polyester sewing thread
Colors: Varied, using suggestions or participant’s choice
Beads: Small amounts of various size 11° and 8° seeds; 2, 4, 6 and 8mm round; #2 and #5 bugles; and a few miscellaneous specialty beads.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 3 months
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $61; 93 pages, spiral bound; 5 pages of full color photographs
Supplies (approximate): $35 – $85 depending on sharing and participant’s bead stash
About teacher Jeanette Carmichael
Jeanette is an award-winning artist in the needle arts. She designed and made the King’s Collar for the Korean production of “The Promise.” Her embroidered and beaded picture Autumn Mystique won first prize for original design in EGA’s Competing Needles competition, “Needles That Sing.” Her unique needle renderings have been displayed in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Korea.
Affectionately known as “The Bead Lady,” Jeanette is a sought-after instructor. She has taught beading for more than 20 years in the United Kingdom, throughout the United States, at Tarleton State University, Texas Christian University, San Antonio Bead and Ornament Society, Texas Appliqué Society, Silver Threads, Wild West Bead Society, Bluebonnet Studios, EGA workshops and various women’s clubs, bead societies and retail stores. Jeanette is the founder of Beaders’ Guild of Granbury in her hometown of Granbury, Texas.
EGA Group Correspondence Courses designed and written by Jeanette include My Favorite Bracelet, Lady Larkspur Necklace(retired), A Frenzy of Fringes, and Cabochon My Way(retired). She is in the development stage of writing A Bevy of Bands, a sequel to A Frenzy of Fringes.
As a member of our Fort Worth Chapter, Jeanette has held the positions of president and other offices. She has served on EGA’s South Central Region Board as Parliamentarian, and as a member of EGA’s Bylaws Committee. She has also served as a contributing author for Apprize, EGA’s teacher newsletter, and is presently the editor of the Fort Worth Chapter newsletter.
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