Sherry Serafini - Crazy Bag People
A three-day design master class
July 7-9, 2023
The Groton Inn, Groton, MA
Master Class Description
Crazy Bag People
After the past couple of years, we all deserve to have a fun weekend getting crazy and designing the bag of your dreams with the assistance of our beautiful rock star designer, Sherry Serafini.
She will help us in creating personalized bead embroidered bags utilizing cork fabrics, suedes, ribbons, and anything else your heart desires. The ultimate playtime!
This workshop is a design-based workshop and does not have a kit and traditional instructions. You can use items from your stash, or begin collecting items now.
You will also have options you can purchase at the event:
Sherry will have a large trunk show with all her goodies
The Bead Stop will have a bead store on site
SocialBeadia will have cork and batik fabrics, along with a number of artist trunk show items.
Let's all be Crazy Bag People!
Please note: In order to ensure everyone's safety, proof of Covid-19 vaccination along with a signed communicable disease liability waiver, will be required to attend this retreat. Please review the waiver form below prior to registering. You may be required to wear a face mask and/or comply with other public health safety requirements in class and in all public places , based upon the State of Massachusetts Covid regulations in place at the time of the event.
Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a felt like base. Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design. She seldom works from sketches. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Some pieces take a year to complete. Each is unique.
Sherry was raised in a military family, moving every few years. She credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous and uninhibited approach to her work.
Sherry was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine. She lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards for excellence in design, including Saul Bell Outstanding Jewelry Design Award, Bead International 2006, People’s Choice Bead Dreams, Runner Up Best in Show Bead Dreams, Kennedy Best of Nationally. She has been published and has written articles for several well-known magazines. Her work has been featured on the covers of trade magazines and catalogs and is the co-author of the Art of Bead Embroidery with artist and dear friend Heidi Kummli and Sensational Bead Embroidery by Sherry Serafini
Sherry’s beaded art is known internationally and is owned and worn by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, and singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Her beadwork has been seen at fashion week in Milan by the artists who commission her.
Travel by air:
The two closest airports are:
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). a 36-minute drive to the Groton Inn. You can take a ride service such as LYFT or UBER.
Boston Logan International (BOS) - approximately a 50 - 60 minute drive via rental car, LYFT or UBER
There is no public transportation available from either airport.
BOS will have the most available flights and potentially lower fares, however, it is a large airport in a metropolitan setting. Transit time from the airport to the Inn will be totally dependent on the time of day you arrive and the current traffic conditions.
MHT will have fewer flight choices but many times you can find better fares to this airport. The airport is smaller than BOS but easy to navigate and closer to the inn. The traffic is typically lighter than from BOS, however, it will depend on the time of day you arrive.
The Groton Inn
What was once the oldest inn in the country is now the newest sensation. Groton Inn is everything you want in a New England getaway: a historic inn abounding in charming details and anchored by a roaring lobby fireplace If you’re lucky, the temps will allow you to chill in one of the rocking chairs on the hotel’s front porch.
King or 2 Queen - $209
Call the Inn at (978) 448-6600 to make your reservation. Be sure to ask for the SocialBeadia rate. The inn has ADA accessible rooms and an elevator.
Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Accessible rooms available
Sign up for advance notification
If you are seriously interested in this event and would like to receive advance notice and registration opportunity, please register on the list below. Not payment is required at this time and registering on this list does not guarantee you a spot in the workshop,