Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples
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Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples

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More and more sewists and quilters are adding embroidered details to their work. While there are a bevy of stitch dictionaries currently available, this book goes beyond basic and traditional embroidery stitches to incorporate beads, allowing readers to create delicate and striking trims and embellishments. Stitch patterns range from elegantly simple single motifs, to complex all-over patterns, to 3 dimensional designs. Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how to use and place the motifs on hems, pockets, cuffs, collars and handbags; or as home decor trim on pillows, curtains or lampshades. Patterns emphasize beaded edgings and trims, as opposed to heavy, solid beaded fabric motifs found in other beaded embroidery books Using nothing more than embroidery threads and simple beads, Bead Embroidery Stitch Samplers offers beginner and advanced embroidery enthusiasts alike new ways to set their work apart.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 208 x 254 x 10mm | 421.84g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 1596687061
  • 9781596687066
  • 17,795

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-When you look at the designs and the sample stitches in this beautiful book, you are going to want to bead, embroider, and stitch your whole world!... The lessons are clear and easy to understand. The beaded embroidery projects are presented very clearly, with wonderful photographs as well as excellent tech illustrations. You will not get lost, no matter how much of a beginner you are. Yet the designs and projects offered are as sophisticated as any embroidery enthusiast or bead lover could want... Bead Embroidery, Stitch Samples is one of the prettiest books I have seen on the craft of embroidery and embroidering with beads. Even beginners will learn how to make dreamy projects. Whether your style is folkloric or fashionable, lacy or flowery, it is all in here!- --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry -Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how the authors have added these beaded motifs to hems, pockets, cuffs, collars, and handbags, or used them as home decor trim on pillows, curtains, and lampshades.- --Beading Arts -What appealed most about the book were the beautiful examples of how the bead embroidery stitches can be used on actual garments and other accessories... This book is an excellent guide for those who enjoy embroidery and wish to take it up several notches. Truly inspirational in showcasing what embroidery thread and small seed beads can do to turn something ordinary into something exquisite.- --Beading Gem -The photographs are excellent and inspiring. The reader will be able to quickly pick up on how to employ the tools...- --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelryshow more

About CRK Design

Yasuko Endo makes craft and home decor designs and products for CRK Design. She has also appeared on a NHK program, Sutekini Handmade, where she presented bead embroidery stitch sample ideas and techniques. Yasuko lives in Japan. CRK design is a design firm made up of six graphic designers. Their first craft magazine design project opened the door to their career in craft making and design. Today, they do everything from designing and production to book designing.show more

Table of contents

* A new take on traditional embroidery * A fresh way to embellish or add interest to sewn, quilted, or embroidered projects: there are many books of embroidery stitches and books on applying beads to cloth, but most of them feature heavy, solidly beaded designs for clothing. This offers 130 delicate samples for a range of tastes and skill levels; from occasional beaded motifs to heavier all-over patterns * Increasingly complex techniques and effects not seen beforeshow more

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