More About the Author
Melinda Barta is the author of best-selling Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005), Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008), Mastering Peyote Stitch (Interweave, 2012), and co-author of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009). Her newest book is Mastering Herringbone Stitch, featuring her beadwoven designs and the work of contributors Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Jean Power, Carole Ohl, Leslie Frazier, Kelly Wiese, and Jill Wiseman. Melinda's jewelry designs regularly appear in Beadwork (where you can find her department titled Custom Cool) and Stringing magazines.
Melinda teaches workshops at schools across the country, including Penland School of Crafts and John C. Campbell Folk School and has assisted at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has made appearances on PBS, Style Network, and DIY, including the shows Scrapbooking, Uncommon Threads, and Melinda's favorite, Craft Corner Death Match.
Melinda is a true lover of all crafts and is known to have sewing, embroidery, knitting, bead weaving, stringing, collage, scrapbooking, home improvement, and gardening projects in the works all at the same time. When she's not creating something with her hands, Melinda loves to spend her summers hiking and camping in the mountains with her husband, daughter, son, and their dog. In the winter, she skis every chance she gets.
See Melinda in the hilarious video, Stuff Beaders Say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aT2JA4sn9U
Visit her website, www.melindabarta.com