I've always loved to do handwork. A lot of it has passed through my hands. Needlepoint, many types of embroidery, knitting, crochet. I've been enjoying beaded embroidery the last couple of days. I took a class with Christine Reilly a couple of weeks ago and posted about it previously.
I'm working on the class sample. It's a little beaded bag. Here it is, in progress.
There is no pattern for the placement of stitches. It's free-form. Each side is different. There are several cabochons (stones held in place with rounds of beaded stitches). I have started the netting, which looks lattice-like, and goes around the entire bottom portion of the bag.
It's very relaxing, and a good thing to do while watching TV in the evening.
Also, I'm working on a muslin for the felted jacket class coming up. I have it traced and made alterations to the flat pattern. Tomorrow, I'll cut and sew it.