SPRING BEAD CLASS AT HISTORY CENTER
Learn to make a “Strawberry Thief” design beaded fabric box with instructor Stephanie Drehs at the History Center this spring. Drehs will teach students to make a beaded fabric box using William Morris’s well-known “Strawberry Thief” motif in a spring class at the History Center, beginning March 13.
Students in the four-session class will cover the outside of a small oval box with patterned fabric and top it with a velvet lid beaded with the Morris-inspired design of a bird eating strawberries. Beaders will employ the raised bead embroidery techniques of the Victorian era in creating the lid design. The box will measure 7 ½” wide X 5 ½” deep X 3 ¼” high.
The class, suitable for beginners and experienced bead students, will meet on four Tuesdays, March 13 and 27, and April 3 and 10, from 3-5 p.m. Classes will be held at the History Center’s 215 Niagara St. site.
Drehs, an award-winning local artist, is widely recognized for her skills of beadwork, quilting and embroidery, and is a frequent instructor at the History Center.
The class fee is $50. Students may bring their own beading supplies or purchase complete bead kits for the project from the teacher for $25. Additional beads are sold in the History Center’s Outwater Emporium Gift Shop.
Please register for the beadwork class by calling the History Center at (716) 434-7433. You will receive a needs list upon registration. There is limited space in this class, so please sign up early.