IBW 2022 events

International Beading Week (IBW) 2022 - Flowers of the World, is just around the corner - Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st July, and this year we will be travelling the world to hear all about your favourite flower inspired designs.

Whether you are a bead group organising an open house, a designer offering a bead-a-long, a workshop or discounted patterns, or a trader offering a special IBW discount on stock etc., this is where you can share it with beaders from all around the globe for FREE for the duration of IBW.

All you have to do is click here to provide us with the details of your event or special offer and we will do the rest.

 

 

 

Available now - Decorate a beaded cake competition with Katie Dean

Worldwide event

Closing date:  Sunday 31st July

Cost of event:  £6 or $8

Katie Dean is inviting you to decorate a beaded cake. In order to enter, you need to purchase the basic beaded cake tutorial from Katie, follow the instructions to make the cake, and then design and create your own decoration. The tutorial uses Delica beads and is worked in Peyote stitch and is suitable for improvers and beyond. Entries will be judged by an international panel of well known names from the beading world and all entries should be submitted by midnight 31st July 2022 (UK time).

 

Katie's competition is sponsored by CJ Beaders, with additional prizes donated by Katie and Chloe Menage of Pinkhot - first prize is £175 of beading goodies, second prize £100 of beading goodies and third prize £50 of beading goodies.

Please follow this link for all the competition details, full list of prizes, and to purchase your tutorial if you wish to enter: https://beadflowers.co.uk/decorate-beaded-cakes-competition-for-ibw2022/

Friday 22nd to 31st July - BWG Flowers of the World Prize Draw

 

FREE Worldwide online event

Prize draw submission dates:  Saturday 23rd to midnight (UK time) Saturday 30th July

Prize draw guidelines:

  • Do you have a flower that represents your country, county, region or do you just have a favourite bloom?
  • If so, take a photograph of a beaded flower project that you have made or of one you may already have in your beadwork collection.
  • If your chosen project is not your own design, please reference the designer and send your image to the IBW email address shown below.
  • You don't have to be a member of the Beadworkers Guild to take part and you can enter as many times as you wish.
  • The closing date for this competition is midnight (UK time) on Saturday 30th July.

You really could be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes - details of which will be announced mid July.

If you are a designer or trader and would like to donate a prize to this year's event, please contact: ibw@beadworkerguild.com

 

Triangle love with Norgard Designs

 

Start date TBC

FREE Worldwide online event

Norgard Designs is excited to join International Beading week for their third annual Global Project - Triangle Love, spearheaded by Professor Karen Sam Norgard (best known as Sam).  The Norgard design team includes: Carol Romano Geraghty - organiser extraordinaire, Dawn Peterson - designer/planner, Deb Mosch - colour consultant and Anvi Shah - overseer of lectures.

Sam came to understand that she had teaching to trade. Instead of asking for money for learning, she trades education for joining in the making of components for a large global work. Participants are asked to donate one or more forms, but if you are unable, you are still welcome to enjoy the lessons and lectures.

Following the same format as in 2020 with the Black & White Together Project and the 2021 All Colors Project, the design team will be posting a series of instructions and lectures for their 2022 project, Triangle Love. You will be taught through videos as we did last summer, which will be available on www.norgarddesigns.com under Free Lessons & Lectures.  This year you will learn how to make a linear space frame - specifically the frame of a triangle, plus you will learn about design and the exploration of colour and pattern.

For information on previous projects visit: https://beadworkersguild.com/international-projects/

Opening dates, plus links to lessons and lectures will be posted soon!

Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st July... and beyond

Sweet treats & savoury snacks online beading class

 

Cost:  $49.95 or £39.95 if enrolling before 22nd July

This online beading class will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Sweet Treats book and Katie's tenth anniversary as a full-time beader.  Join in to create a feast of sweet and savoury beaded food. With three amazing brand new projects being taught during beading week. These are top secret, but will take the form of a needle case, a stand to keep your beading scissors safe, and a set of boxes to store beads and thread. The class takes place online, giving you PDF tutorials to download, plus videos demonstrating basic techniques. You can also get one-to-one help from Katie if you need it.

As this is an international event, you will have permanent access to the class, so you can bead at whatever time suits you. And you can continue to access all the PDFs and videos after beading week - for as long as you wish. So, there is no pressure to be anywhere or start or finish at any set time.

A few luck early enrollers will also receive a FREE copy of Katie's Sweet Treats book (shipped anywhere in the world). Click the link for full details:  https://my-world-of-beads.teachable.com/p/sweet-treats-and-savoury-snacks-online-beading-class

For further details contact Katie at:  beadflowers@btinternet.com

Saturday 23rd July - Welcome to International Beading Week 2022

with the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

AM Session:  10.00 to 12.00 noon UK BST with Sylvia Fairhurst & Karen Gibson-Brown

PM Session 2:  5.00pm to 7.00pm UK BST with Carole Cowie & Mairi Carlton

Worldwide online event
The BWG online Zoom team would like to welcome you to the launch of IBW 2022 to discuss all things floral!

The theme for IBW this year is 'Flowers of the World' and what better place to start than the UK, home of the Beadworkers Guild and organisers of this fantastic global event that unites beaders from all around the world. Do you have a favourite beadwork design inspired by an English rose, a Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil, Irish shamrock or maybe flowers from a country garden or hedgerow?  If so, we would love to see your floral inspired projects.

We are hosting two FREE social events and all beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11

For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Geometric patchwork sculpture with Louise Carter

 

Start date TBC

FREE Worldwide online event

New IBW guest ambassador Louise Carter, of Queensland, Australia, is launching a global project.
The theme for this project is patchwork, allowing participants to use whatever colour Miyuki Delica's they may already have in their bead stash to create, then donate, 2D pentagon shapes that will be stitched together to create a larger 3D shape. Louise will provide instructions and a video on how to make the pentagons and also some demonstrations on how to use them.  She will also provide a few pentagon designs, but participants can create designs of their own, using any coloured Delica's they wish.
The aim for the finished work is to display the 3D piece in an exhibition and then to locate a museum to donate it to.
Further details will be announced soon, but for now it's time to shop your bead stash to uncover any little hidden gems that may have been saved for a rainy day!

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st July - FREE Bead-a-long with Hookin' to the beat

Floral 2-drop, 3 (or 6) sided pod

 

Cost:  FREE

Time:  08.00 GMT

Level:  Intermediate - a good knowledge of Peyote is required

A worldwide event

Running for the full week of IBW, have fun beading Cheryl Bryan's 2-drop Peyote floral themed bead-a-long.

Cheryl's floral pod pattern will be released in portions on each date of the event.  All you have to do to join in with this event is to visit Cheryl's facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/241459810444554 answer a few questions to be accepted into the group, then click on the following link - https://www.facebook.com/events/758483725309480 (this link will only work, once you have joined the facebook group).

 

For further details please email:  hookintothebeat@gmail.com

 

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st July - 3D Peyote egg mystery bead-a-long with DiMarca

 

Cost:  FREE

Start time:  10.00 CET

Level:  Intermediate +

A worldwide event

DiMarca-Online is organising a FREE 3D Peyote mystery bead-a-long - the end result being a Peyote egg with a Christmas theme. The bead-a-long will take six days and each day, DiMarca will post part of the pattern (it's not "live").

If you would like to virtual bead-a-long together, please ask to join DiMarca's online group for details, supplies and techniques:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/peyoteegg

Kits are available from:
- https://www.dimarca-online.com/peyote-egg-mystery-beadalong-kit-july-2022-christmas.html
- Or in our Etsy store : https://www.etsy.com/listing/1234302276

For further details please contact:  info@dimarca-online.com

 

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st July - A feast of beads with Katie Dean

 

Cost:  FREE

Level:  Mixed

A worldwide event

The Feast of Beads is part discount, part free patterns, part competition, and wholly fun!

Every day during IBW, you will receive an email with that day's special discounts (daily), plus free patterns (three in total), competitions and online games with a beady theme, spread throughout the week. This is open to beaders throughout the world, and there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

All you need to do is follow the link below, leave your details to sign up for this free event , then watch your inbox to have fun with Katie, celebrating a Feast of Beads!

Event link:  https://katiedeanbeading.ck.page/feast-of-beads-ibw2022

For further enquiries please email Katie at:  beadflowers@btinternet.com

Sunday 24th July - Europe's flora

with the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

AM Session:  10.00 to 12.00 noon UK BST with Sylvia Fairhurst & Karen Gibson-Brown

PM Session 2:  5.00pm to 7.00pm UK BST with Carole Cowie & Mairi Carlton
Worldwide online event
Join the BWG online Zoom team for a tour of Europe's flora & fauna.
IBW 'Flowers of the World', is the perfect opportunity to share your floral inspired projects with the rest of the world, whilst enjoying some social beading time.  Whether it's a sunflower, fleur-de-lis, tulip or cornflower that has inspired your beadwork, we would love to see your beaded interpretations for your country of choice.
We are hosting two FREE social events and all beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11
For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Tuesday 26th July - FREE beaded pentagon demo

with new IBW guest ambassador Louise Carter

 

Time:  10.00am to 12.00 noon UK BST

Cost:  FREE worldwide demo & online social event

Join the BWG online Zoom team for a visit 'down under' for a FREE demo by Louise Carter from Queensland, Australia.

Louise is launching a new global project during IBW 2022, and she would like to invite you to join her to bead 2D pentagon shapes that will be collected and stitched into a 3D geometric patchwork sculpture.  The aim for the finished work is to exhibit the 3D piece before donating it to a museum.

This event is open to all for FREE.  To make your booking please click the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11

For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Tuesday 26th July - Blooms of Oceania

with the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

5.00pm to 7.00pm UK BST with Carole Cowie & Mairi Carlton

Worldwide online event
Join the BWG online Zoom team and check out the blooms of Oceania.
Golden wattle, tagimoucia and the sepik blue orchid are just some of the blooms that Oceania are famous for.  What technique(s) is your floral creation beaded with? IBW 'Flowers of the World', is the perfect opportunity to share your floral inspired projects with the rest of the world, whilst enjoying some social beading time.
This is a FREE social event and all beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11
For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Thursday 28th July - Pinkhot Beaders - IBW party

Time:  12.30 - 2.30 UK BST

Cost:  FREE

Worldwide open social beading meeting

Bring your own beading projects and come along for a natter to meet like-minded people via the magic of Zoom. Friendly tutor Chloe Menage will be on-hand to answer questions. We are a wonderfully social online bead group with attendees from around the world - so come along and celebrate IBW with us!

For full details and the zoom link please visit the website: https://www.pinkhot.co.uk/pinkhot-beaders/

For further enquiries contact Chloe at:  info@pinkhot.co.uk

Thursday 28th July - African Floral Safari

with the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

AM Session:  10.00 to 12.00 noon UK BST with Sylvia Fairhurst & Karen Gibson-Brown

PM Session 2:  5.00pm to 7.00pm UK BST with Carole Cowie & Mairi Carlton
Worldwide online event
Join the BWG online Zoom team for an African floral safari.
IBW 'Flowers of the World', is the perfect opportunity to share your floral inspired projects with the rest of the world, whilst enjoying some social beading time and we would love to see your African inspired beadwork. Impala lilies and Costus Spectabili are just two of the flowers that have inspired so many traditional African beadwork designs.  Do you have a favourite African-style beading technique? If so, please share it with us.
This is a FREE social event and all beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11
For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Saturday 30th July - A North American Adventure

with the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

Time:  10.00am to 12.00 noon UK BST with Sylvia Fairhurst & Karen Gibson-Brown

Worldwide online event
Join the BWG online Zoom team for North American adventure.

IBW 'Flowers of the World', is the perfect opportunity to share your floral inspired projects with the rest of the world, whilst enjoying some social beading time and we would love to see your North American inspired beadwork. Roses, dahlias, lignum vitae or niviarsiaq are just some of the blooms that grow in the states.  You may have based a beadwork design on one of these types of flowers or possibly Huichol-inspired flowers.  If you have a favourite flower project to share, this is your chance.

This is a FREE social event and beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11

For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Saturday 30th July - How to be bold with colour with Chloe Menage

 

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm UK BST / 1.00pm to 3.00pm EDT / 7.00pm to 9.00pm CEST

Cost:  £20

Worldwide online interactive talk

Join Chloe Menage of Pinkhot Jewellery, on a journey through colour and discover how you too can be more bold with your beading colour choices in this exciting talk. Following its popularity in 2020, Chloe is delighted to be offering a second opportunity to join her for this colour-filled evening.

For full details and booking please visit Chloe's website: https://www.pinkhot.co.uk/shop/how-to-be-bold-with-colour-virtual-class/

For further enquiries contact Chloe at:  info@pinkhot.co.uk

Saturday 30th July - Royal School of Needlework Sip & Stitch

in Celebration of World Embroidery Day

Fill your mugs and glasses, thread your needles and get ready for RSN Sip & Stitch!

RSN Sip & Stitch is a brand new annual event encouraging stitch lovers around the world to get together with friends to share their passion, have fun with stitch, and raise funds for the RSN Stitch Bank - a digital repository of stitches, launched in September 2021.  Taking place on World Embroidery Day, Saturday 30th July, RSN Sip & Stitch is a celebration of needlework for everyone around the globe.

The RSN will provide a wide range of ideas and themes to host your perfect event, from RSN Stitch Bank challenges to different theme ideas including Stitch a Selfie, Postcards from Home and Wellness.  Plus, there will be quizzes and stitch templates - details of which are now available on the RSN website.

For more information on the RSN Stitch Bank, visit:  rsnstitchbank.org

For more information on the Royal School of Needlework, visit:  royal-needlework.org.uk

 

 

Saturday 30th July - FREE Beadographer Demo and Q&A

with IBW guest ambassador Leah Russell

 

Time:  5.00 to 7.00pm UK BST

Cost:  FREE worldwide online social event

Join the BWG online Zoom team for a FREE Beadographer demo and Q&A with Leah Russell.

Beadographer is a fun online software tool for creating and sharing charted designs. Leah will be demonstrating how you can design your own patterns using this fantastic software and will be sharing hints and tips, followed by a Q&A session.  A great opportunity to find out first hand how it all works!

Beadographer also have a years subscription to give away to one attendee - so what are you waiting for, book a place on this event today.

This event is open to all for FREE.  To make your booking please click the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11

For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com

Sunday 31st July - A fond floral farewell

from the Beadworkers Guild Zoom team

 

AM Session:  10.00 to 12.00 noon UK BST with Sylvia Fairhurst & Karen Gibson-Brown

PM Session 2:  5.00pm to 7.00pm UK BST with Carole Cowie & Mairi Carlton
Worldwide online event
Join the BWG online Zoom team one last time on their final floral journey of 2022.'Flowers of the World', embraces all things floral, so we would like you to join in and tell us why beaded flowers make your heart sing.  Anything goes, so whatever you have made during this fantastic week of beading events, we would love to see your projects.  Plus, we will be announcing the winners of the BWG Prize Draw, so don't miss your chance to join us online for FREE!
We are hosting two FREE social events and all beaders are welcome to join us by clicking the link:  https://members.beadworkersguild.com/shop/events/index/11
For further enquiries please contact:  ibw@beadworkersguild.com