Hello, I'm Brenda Gael Smith (she/her).

I am teaching "Bodacious Beads".

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About Me

I live and create on the land of the Darkinjung people at Copacabana in Australia. I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place. My teaching focus is on freeform piecing, effective design and the use of colour ‚Äď to promote fun and encourage creative momentum. My presentations and workshops draw upon my experience and insights as an artist, curator, judge, quilt judging educator, writer and mentor. I am excited at how technology enables us to effectively share our creative spaces and work side-by-side no matter where we are in the world and what timezone we are in. I look forward to sharing with you in Quilt Camp Summer 2024.

Brenda's Quilt
Brenda's Quilt
Brenda's Quilt

My Workshop

In this workshop I will share free-form piecing techniques for a versatile bead motif that can be incorporated into your own personal designs. I will be talking about colour, construction and composition with a view to confidence-building and creative momentum. In addition to showing strings of beads against a common background, I will demonstrate how to create a multi-coloured background. Images are indicative only and represent what can be achieved using the techniques.

Don't forget that you can find my supply list, along with those for all the other workshops, by clicking the button below.

Supply List

My Bonuses

  • All attendees can download the¬†Bodacious Beads Tutorial that accompanies my workshop.¬†
  • Friend & VIP Pass holders¬†can also download "Dreamlines Project Files: 10 Freeform Designs from Brenda Gael Smith" - for FREE
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What's Included

  • Access to the¬†workshop recordings for¬†two weeks (July 17th-31st)
  • Access to recordings of the live sessions for those two weeks
  • Extra¬†bonuses
  • Additional giveaways

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What's Included

  • Access to the¬†workshop recordings for¬†six months (July 17th-Jan 17th 2025)
  • Access to recordings of the live sessions for¬†six months
  • ALL the¬†bonuses
  • ALL the giveaways
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