Last Thursday I attended and this Thursday I participated in the Bata Shoe Museum Bead Bonanza. All the usual suspects were there... including but not limited to: Marilyn, Roxann, Maria, Flo, Laurie, Kirsty, Sue, Dwyn, Cindy, Marg, Gloria, Kim, Shelley, Anne and ? I'm sure I've forgotten someone. It was relatively well attended - a steady flow of people, but it was a nice quiet event where you could really talk to people, and just bead (no sales allowed). I was next to Marg, and her bead spinner was a hit! She had a beautiful wood one, but you can find instructions to make your own out of a margarine container on the net. Many people who have never considered beading, but who knew how to crochet or knit were fascinated. A lot of interest was generated for the Bead Fair next week. Thanks so much to Marilyn Gardiner for getting the Bata people to do this.
Hey, maybe next year we can have a make your own bead spinner on techniques night!