a cultural summer. I am going to Western Ukraine for three
weeks in August. Be-tween family and genealogically-inspired
visits, I will be touring the countryside searching for interesting
folkarts and beadwork.
in Kolomyya, on Aug 14th I will be teaching a Master
Class on world culture through beading at the National
Museum of Hutsulschyna & Pokuttya. I
will start off with my visual "Embellishing Your
World: Beading & Surface Designs - Examples from
World Cul-tures". Then we'll learn how to do
the Ndebele stitch, but I've adapted it to recreate
motifs in a bracelet project.
for Museum details.
treat will be in Kyiv on August 23rd, the
day before Independence Day. I will attend the screening
of the documentary film "Three Muskateers", a story
about the incredible life paths of three Grade 1 classmates
from Lviv. 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.
I'm thrilled with the opportunity to visit the Czech
Republic end of August. Thanks to designer Adela
Kodonova, I will get to see the heart of the glass bead
industry and Prague.
I get back after Labour Day, I'll participate in "Meet
the Teachers" at BeadFX on Sep 13th to
launch the Bead Ed Year.
I'm teaching Ndebele Motifs at BeadFX
on Sep 30th. Lots of amazing color combos possi-ble.
Ndebele Motifs in own colors.
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 experience.
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.
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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