Rooted in traditional knotting and beading BEANILE originated in early 1980s
in St.Petersburg, Russia
when a group of accomplished needle workers
re-discovered beautiful knotted lace FRIVOLITE, TATTING in English.
While working on the project to revive tatting
I've realized that it may be a perfect technique to organize beads
into open beadwork.
Within months the 'bead-knot' compositions evolved
as a new art form - BEANILE.
Thirty years later it keeps growing.
Skill Mill NYC at 949 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
offers Tatting 101 and Essential Bead Tatting in
their variety of classes.