Welcome to Beading in London.

If you're interested in beads, beadwork or beading. Whether you live in or around London, or are just visiting.

This class explores all of the techniques needed to make the components which make up the pieces in my Lisa series of beadwork.

The 4 different Rivoli components, plus beaded links and toggle clasp, can be mixed-and-matched to make your own unique piece of jewellery.

This class is suitable for intermediate beaders and you must be comfortable with Herringbone Stitch (and optional Peyote Stitch) and working with small beads (size 15 and 11 seeds are used).

Saturday 10 Nov 2018 to Saturday 10 Nov 2018

Kentish Town Congregational Church, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, NW1 8PH

www.jeanpower.com

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This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

www.vam.ac.uk

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This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.


Make sure you look for the amazing 'leopard skin' dress which is actually all beads!

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

www.vam.ac.uk

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Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel.

Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. Highlights include the original paper sketches for the trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, created in the 1990s, which has evolved to feature on everything from mugs and dresses to notebooks and even cars, plus prototypes for her early signature bags and the evolution of the iconic ‘Pear’ and ‘Flower’ designs. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. This exhibition is a must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.

Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

www.ftmlondon.org

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