Stefany Tomalin

Bead threading and knotting teacher

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Home, will travel elsewhere
Stefany Tomalin | Bead threading and knotting teacher

Rates: Please enquire for forthcoming dates and prices.


Make an enquiry Phone: 077121-70753

WHO?
Researching beads and their history long before the subject became popular, I have an amazing collection of rare, historic and extraordinary examples.
I have been teaching threading and knotting to a professional standard for around 30 years.
Ran a bead shop in Portobello Road for nearly 20 years.
Originally self taught, I started sharing threading techniques in 1976. Over the years, the methods have become much more refined.

BOOKS etc:
The first popular book on beads in 1988 was written by me, which brought the Bead Society of Great Britain into being. Subsequently wrote 2 more books on Beads, both about beads themselves and with how-to techniques and projects:
"Beads! (make your own unique Jewellery)" 1988,
"Bead Jewellery Workstation" 1993,
"The Bead Jewellery Book", 1997.
I often contribute articles to academic and popular journals and magazines.

CLASSES:
I am very interested in how people learn skills, and try to teach by verbal instruction, understanding principles, and practical demonstration.
Rather than doing a "Project" in a class, I prefer to instruct students in alternative ways of solving threading problems which they can learn, then adapt for the designs they want to do.
Generally in my basic one-day class I teach 6 different threading techniques, graduated by order of difficulty, from "Charity Bazaar" standard up to "Bond Street"! This helps even a beginner to get accustomed to using the tools.
Every student will take home their examples of each technique.

The "Advanced" class is for much more specialised and professional requirements which may include methods for beads with unusually large or awkward holes, fancy knots, cords and handmade braids.

MEMBERSHIPS:
Bead Society of Great Britain,
Bead Study Trust,
"The Bead Database", online bead information resource
"Beads-L" international email bead discussion group

CONSULTANCY:
I am available to do Bead Identification Roadshow-style sessions, and can advise about repairs and reconstruction of treasured bead items.

ONGOING:
I participate in specialist International conferences on beads among archaeologists, costume historians, conservation experts, etc. and have an extremely extensive collection of rare beads ancient and modern from all over the world, which I am currently preparing for museum exhibition, and trying to find time to write another book!

Group Classes

bead threading and knotting to a professional standard

I teach 6 different secure threading techniques which you will be able to adapt when designing or rethreading your beads.
I have been teaching since the mid-1970s and used to run a famous bead shop in Portobello Road, London.
My former students include many influential jewellery designers/stylists in the fashion world.

please make personal contact to enrol for this class before it fills up completely!

you may call or text: 077121-70753 or contact through these pages.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
my office
Location: 
Archway, north London, london, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
FORTHCOMING DATES IN 2012 = May 2nd, 9th, 17th, June 13th, 16th, 17th.
Rates: 
£65.- for the day.

Experience

Experience of teaching:

I have been teaching threading and knotting to a professional standard for over 30 years.
Ran a bead shop in Portobello Road for nearly 20 years.
Originally self taught, I started sharing threading techniques in 1976. Over the years, the methods of threading that I teach have evolved to include both traditional methods and the newest stringing materials .
I have taught threading in adult education in London, Birmingham, Oxford, Croydon, West Dean College, etc. and have taught prominent jewellery designers and their teams.

(This form requires a "start date" but my one-day classes continue to take place)

Dates: 
Jan 1976

Services

Aimed at: Beginner and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Please enquire by email for forthcoming dates and prices.
Once we agree I expect you to post me a cheque in the week before the class to guarantee your place. In case of cancellation I'd hope to rearrange for another date. (This very rarely happens!)
All materials and use of necessary tools are included in the price for the class, and students take home the examples they have made.
More materials and tools are available for purchase on the day.

Make an enquiry Phone: 077121-70753

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