The Bead Club is back for its fourth year with four brand new designs, giving you the opportunity to sample a variety of Debbie Abrahams’ beads through a collection of unique knitted accessories.
This year all of the patterns have been designed by Debbie Abrahams and are only available to purchase through a Club membership. So this means that if you join the Club you will have exclusive access to these knitting patterns. Memberships are limited and when they have sold out the Club will close and the patterns will no longer be available to non-members.
Joining the club
The club starts in May and will run until November. You can join the Club at any time up until the end of the year, pending memberships still being available.
Every other month each member will receive one of the four knitting patterns and the beads needed to knit the project. Yarn is not provided, but details of which Rowan yarns have been used will be given in the pattern instructions. You can then choose to use that yarn or something else that is a suitable weight from your stash, making this the perfect way to either use up your existing stash or treat yourself to a brand new project!
Projects for Bead Club 2015
May: All Occasion Bunting
Celebrate your special occasion with this colourful and fun bunting. Whether it’s for the arrival of a new baby, a special birthday, or an anniversary, you can personalise your bunting with your own message. You are given a chart for each letter of the English alphabet plus numbers 0-9, together with a suggested order of which colours and beads to knit each piece of bunting in. Alternatively you could choose your own colour palette to suit the occasion. The bunting has been knitted using Rowan Pure Wool DK yarn.
July: Floret Bag
Step out into Summer with this eye-catching drawstring bag, perfect for keeping all your essentials in for a day out to the town or countryside. Knitted in one piece in an all-over slip-stitch pattern with beads, it is an easy-to-knit project that both the novice and more advanced knitter can enjoy. The bag has been knitted using Rowan Glace Cotton yarn.
September: Glacier Scarf
Keep yourself warm this Autumn with this glamorous lace and bead scarf. The heavily beaded edging is softened by a stripe of cosy mohair, with the main section knitted in a soft 4-ply yarn. The scarf is knitted in one piece in an eight row lace pattern repeat with a regular scattering of glistening beads. The edges of the scarf are knitted in a miniature cable which helps to keep them neat and flat. Choose a colour to suit you or go for the one we have used. The scarf has been knitted using Rowan Wool Cotton 4-ply and Rowan Mohair Haze.
November: Nowell Christmas Stocking
Brighten up your festive season with this fun Christmas Stocking. It is knitted in two pieces that are seamed together to create the finished piece. Decorated with charming beaded snowflakes in a simple fairisle and stocking stitch stripe, this brightly coloured festive accessory is an easy-to-knit project. The stocking has been knitted using Rowan Pure Wool DK.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the bead club about?
The bead club is a bi-monthly project using Debbie Abrahams Beads split between 8 months. Every other month members will receive an exclusive design and the beads needed to complete the project.
How many months will the project run for?
The club starts May 2015 and runs for 8 months until November.
How do I subscribe to the Bead Club?
To apply, add to cart or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form and make your payment. When your place is confirmed, you’ll receive a membership number and a confirmation email and then you can just sit back and wait for your first package to arrive in May.
How can I pay for my club membership?
There are three ways to pay for the Bead Club:
Add to cart – Simply add your membership to the cart fill in your details and check out.
Paypal – if you choose this payment, Steve will send you a paypal request via email.
Personal Cheque – Cheques are made payable to Debbie Abrahams Beads and sent to 26, Church Drive, Carrington, Nottingham, NG5 2BA
How will the parcels be sent to me?
Each parcel will be sent by Royal Mail. The first parcel will be posted May 2015. The remaining three instalments will be posted on or just before the 1st of the month.
When posting to countries outside of the EU (inc. The Channel Islands) we are required to fill in a CN22 form which is attached to the front of the parcel. We cannot be held liable for any tax or duty that you may be asked to pay on the contents of your package should it be opened and investigated by customs officials.
Do you supply the yarn as well?
No. We only supply the patterns and the beads for the projects, the idea of the club is for you to either use up your existing stash or treat yourself to a new project. We will tell you exactly what yarn to use every month, but it is up to you whether you decide to use the same or go for a different type/make or colour of yarn. The choice is yours!
Do you send full packets of beads or just enough for the project?
Yes we will send you out full packs of the beads (approx. 500 beads in each pack). Not all the designs will use full packets so you should still have some left over for future projects.
How many bags of beads do I get for each project?
Each project contains three bags of beads.
Can I get the patterns by email so that I can view them on my tablet?
Yes, all patterns can be sent by email so that you can view them on a digital device, as well as having a hard copy sent with the beads.
Information + Terms and Conditions
Please be aware that colours can look different on a PC screen or in a magazine than they do in ‘real life’. We cannot be held responsible if you decide that you do not like the design, colour or style of the piece.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you achieve the correct tension across your stitches when working through the piece. Failure to do so will affect the amount of yarn that you will use.
Patterns will be written using UK terminology.
Please protect the design and the exclusivity of the club by not photocopying or passing the patterns to a third party.
Payments for Club memberships are non-refundable.