MAWA: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art: Bead-Crochet Crafternoon, January 27

Saturday, January 27, 2018


MAWA, 611 Main Street

Instructor: Zoryana Didukh

Free! All materials, snacks and child-minding provided. No registration required, knowledge of basic crochet is needed.

Presented in partnership with Oseredok: Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

Note: Basic crochet skills are essential to participate in this workshop

The history of Bead-Crochet is unknown. It surfaced in 18th century France as a technique to adorn fashions of the wealthy. But there is a much older tradition: the creation of Bead-Crochet snakes, practiced in the Ottoman Empire and surrounding countries. Bead-Crochet is now considered to be one of many traditional Ukrainian techniques and is still actively practiced in Ukraine today. Come and learn how to read a pattern to combine crochet and beads in the creation of a piece of jewelry.

Zoryana Didukh came to Canada from Ukraine in 2012. She operates an online store and Facebook page featuring her original Bead-Crochet works and videos regarding the technique. She is a three-time winner of Preciosa Ornela (the Czech bead brand) contests for the most original beadwork.