Workshop Announcement

Crown Knotting & Fiber EndingsWorkshop at BABE!

Friday, November 2, 2012 – Bay Area Bead Extravaganza – Oakland, CA

Sign up early as this class has sold out every year. Plan to spend the whole weekend at BABE. The show and classes at BABE are great and well worth attending. On Saturday and Sunday, I will be having a booth at the show with supplies, kits and jewelry, plus demos. While there, I plan to do some shopping myself from many of the vendors and artists there.

Sign up for classes, book your flight and stay on site at the hotel and make BABE 2012 a special weekend or come just for the day!

Crown knotting or the crown knot sennit is an elegant solution for stringing beads with larger holes such as antique beads and keeping them from touching each other. The crown knots have many advantages over traditional overhand knots. The knots are completely symmetrical. They are easier to keep snug against the beads and are especially well suited when stringing beads with large holes or uneven holes as the ratio between the cord going through the beads and the actual size of the knot is larger than with overhand knots.

Topics to be covered
Tying Crown Knot Sennit with and without a Kumihimo Disk
Starting the Sennit
The Button
The Button Loop
Endings without Loose Thread
Best Materials to Use & Sennit Size Charts

Please note: A bracelet will be made during class. Larger projects can be made after class.
Class Fee: $120 – Registration Fee $10 – Kit Fee: $18
Hours: 10 to 6 with 1 hour for lunch

Info at or
Sign up at
Signing up is a bit counterintuitive. If you choose to sign up using Paypal, click on symbol, accept terms, then go to Purchase Classes – it is the top link on the left navigation. All the other links take you right back to links already on BABE main website. Choose Friday Classes – Crown Knotting will be the 8th class down the list.

BABE SHOW – Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4**
Hours 10-6

This is my fourth year teaching Crown Knotting at BABE. This year, we will have two teaching assistants, what a luxury. So sign up as soon as you can!

I look forward to seeing you either at the workshop or at the show! – Marion


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