Although all amazing artists in different mediums they had yet to fully explore beads and beadweaving. So in exchange for their kitting help a little instruction was given and they were off!
Gail the painter among us and the most organized of the bunch (I know you're reading, but you do all know it's true) helped come up with her ideal mat. Judy was open to the input, created a prototype, received more feedback and the design was complete! We all picked whimsical, fun, bright coordinated fabric for our own personal mats and Judy accommodated.
This is mine and it's as fashionable as it is practical.
It rolls up neatly around a box to hold your project and beads
Accommodates extra bead tubes, as well as providing pockets for your needles, scissors and what have you, with an extra cover to protect them from falling out
Has a clever strap of fabric to feed through the hole in your beading thread