been an awesome summer. My trip to Ukraine
included playing History Detective, dis-covering Transcarpathia
(Zakarpattya), testing thermal waters, visiting Moryntsi where
Taras Shevchenko was born 200 years ago, touring the countryside,
visiting with my Uncle and friends.
I’ve taught a Master Class on world culture through beading
at the National Museum of Hutsulschyna & Pokuttya
and Yaremche Museum. Was on TV. Got to see
some awe-some folk arts displays and shop at the Vernissage
in Lviv. See newsletter #24 for stories and eye candy.
I attended the premiere of the documentary film “Ñõîäè
ßêîâà” (Jacob’s Ladder) in Kyiv.
It’s a story about the reunion of three classmates in Lviv
70 years after each ones life took unimaginable life paths
since 1944. I’ve brought the film back to N.A. and will be
showing it on small screens in NJ, MI and Toronto the next
month. Contact me for more info.
This film is an offshoot of the original "Lubomyr"
documentary project which I have been collaborating
on from the family side for the past half year. The full length
film about Lubomyr Cardinal Husar should be ready in Sep.
Thanks to designer Adela
Kodonova, my visit the Czech Republic
was so successful, I’ve had to divide my photos and stories
into two newsletters. Be sure to subscribe to read about the
latest adventure and more about Prague, Karlstejn and the
glass bead industry.
I'm teaching Ndebele Motifs at BeadFX
on Sep 30th. Lots of amazing color combos possi-ble.
With Our Sisters", a commemorative art
installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
of Canada and USA will be in Thunder Bay
from Sep 19 to Oct 12th. My moccasin vamps are part
of the 1725 pairs beaded by 1372 artists. Check
their website to see when the installation will
be in your community. It is very worthwhile spiritual
Ndebele Motifs in own colors.
Bead Bonanza start off the Fall show season on Oct.
5th in Southfield, MI.
The Fall Creativ Festival will be Oct 24,
25 & 26th, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Bldg. Be sure to check out their workshops and conferences
on line. Register early. If you're just coming to the show,
get a reduced admission ticket beforehand.
largest bead show in Canada, Toronto Bead Society
Bead Fair, will be Nov 8 to 9, 2014 at the Appel
Salon on the 2nd floor of the Toronto Reference Library. I’ll
be teaching an Intermediate Advanced workshop on Creating
Netted Designs. See top corner photo for my play
with adding new Czech beads to a dynamic zigzag pattern. Sign
up for classes.
I will be at the Spring Creativ Festival
with new seminars and kits. Mark you calendars for Apr 25
& 26, 2015 at the International Centre.
NEW! Loomwork kits are all-inclusive. They
are fully loaded with a 5 pg. Loomwork Over-view, 4 pg. detailed
tutorial and a color collage showing a ‘gerdan’ in progress.
You get seed beads and bugles, two 90mm and two beading needles,
thread and twill tape for an easy joining of the medallion
on the loom. The kits are available exclusively from
Sandra’s Old World Charms.
latest article "Rising Curtains"
was published in BEADWORK, Jun/Jul 2014. I have added
new combos to the Refined Suspended Swags kits.
Check the Catalogue
for Rypan Designs beadwork kits and patterns. “Buy
4, get ONE* FREE” SPECIAL (*lowest price item, books
excepted) applies at shows and online.
Visit the Gallery and be inspired! See Maria's
own Gallery, Student's
work & Wedding
stories complete with photos and kit references.
Enjoy the eye candy and stories.
Peruse my Portfolio
to see projects, published articles, presentation and seminar
topics, plus what’s happening in the press.
Rypan Designs Now Offering Downloadable
selection of netted styles: is available as downloadable
patterns for $8.95 each. Within minutes
of payment by Paypal you get a PDF with step by step
instructions, a supply list, photos of other colour
ways for inspiration and a finishing tip sheet.
my new online class. Netting Primer
is fully narrated with excellent photos of the steps
in three parts which can be stopped at any time and
replayed for your convenience. It starts off with
a solid Beadweaving Basics and has 5 variations of
the basic net. A 30 page handout makes this the best
resource on Netting. Check it out and add it to your
is an excellent opportunity to have my personal assistance
and instruction for a small price in your very own
How To Diagonal Weave Using Triangle Beads
from my YouTube video. I show how to beadweave using
two very different shapes of beads into a fun tennis
Presentations & Workshops:
& Traditional Dress of Ukraine” has folk costumes
from the Museum of Deco-rative Folk Arts in Kyiv., as well
as photos of century old Easter eggs from their historic col-lection.
This is the best combo of ‘pysanky’ with dress and folk arts
of particular regions. Check out the costumes of the 19th
to 20th centuries.
of Gerdany Regions of Ukraine” comes with a companion
“Ethnographic Regions” travelogue which gives a wonderful
overview of Ukraine. I found it gives greater appreciation
for the beadwork featured in the “Gerdany Beadwork Tour”.
“Contemporary Beadwork in Ukraine III”, and
my first slide show about beadwork in Ukraine are available
for booking for bead societies or community events.
“Gerdany — Ukrainian Loomwoven Patterns”, is a visual
show of how four different styles of loomweaving are created.
Best way to learn is to book a Loomwork Series with custom-made
wooden looms and choice of four RD Medallion and Swag patterns
“Beadwork: THE Most Versatile Art Form”, an inspirational
seminar launched at last year’s Creativ Festival, is ready
for show & tell elsewhere.
“Embellishing your World: Beading and Surface Designs”
can change your world.
“Reinterpreting Nature: Adornments & Decor”
is the latest eye candy edition combing all sorts of nature-inspired
art, craft and architectural detail with beading. Curious??
I’d love to show it to your group.
CLICK on Presentations
for more details. I come ready to teach beadweaving
Album of the “White Aster of Love” Book Project (1989
to 1992 and beyond)” is about a unique embroidery
and poetry project by dissident Iryna Senyk
and a Women’s League in Toronto. Truly inspirational and ready
to show anywhere.
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