Denise Perreault – Beaded Art and Restoration
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
February 2023 Evening Program
Denise’s 40+ year textile art career encompasses weaving for interior design, and many types of decorative and functional beadwork, often using reclaimed materials. She is the sole proprietor of Denise Perreault Beaded Art and Restoration, where she’s restored beaded bags, clothing, and collectible artifacts for the public since 1998.
Denise founded Boulder’s Art Parts Creative Reuse Center in 2011 and retired as their Executive Director in 2020. Denise will serve as the 2023-2024 HGB Board President.
Evening Presentation: Tools & Techniques for Creating Two- and Three-Dimensional Beaded Fabric
Beadwork Magazine once said that 97% of beaders create only jewelry and wearable accessories. But beading also lends itself to exciting possibilities beyond accessories, where translucent window panels, vessels, and sculptural elements can be created using just beads, beading needle, and thread. Beading becomes boundless once you realize that almost anything can be used as an armature to create sculptural beadwork using a few key stitches.
Denise will share images of her dimensional beadwork along with those of other artists she admires. Tips and tricks she’s learned in her 25 years creating large-scale beaded window valances, as well as the best materials, tools, and bead stitches for sculptural beadwork will also be covered. An overview of glass seed beads will be included, as these offer the greatest variety of sizes, colors, and finishes for dimensional beadwork. Members are invited to bring beaded work to the Show & Tell portion of the presentation.
February 14, 2023 – Guild Evening Meeting 7:00 pm – Zoom Presentation
Tools & Techniques for Creating Two- and Three-Dimensional Beaded Fabric
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