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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Celebrating bead weaving across time and styles

At the weekend I went with two beading buddies to a delightful exhibition of beadweaving and bead embroidery at an art Gallery in country Victoria. If you have a chance do pop by. My only niggle was the lack of consistent signage that told us the story of each piece - who made, when and how. My favourite piece was a vintage bead embroidery bracelet made from the tiniest beads you have ever seen - probably size 24/0. I would have loved to know about it's maker and it's history.
Brilliant Beads at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (Victoria, Australia) is presented by the Ballarat Branch of the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria as part of its 50th Anniversary.
  • Dates: Thursday, 6 May 2010 - Sunday, 4 July 2010
  • Venue: Timkin Community Gallery
  • Admission: Free.


Stacy Olson said...

Great article thanks for sharing.

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Glenda of Dax Designs said...

Thanks Stacy for the comment and for sharing the book link - off to have a look now.

Mary T Designs said...

It is interesting to see work and to work with smaller and smaller beads. I am down to 15/0 and can't imagine anyting smaller. 24/0 - microscope required?

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