Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples

Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples

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Now you can combine your love of handstitching and beautiful beads to make delightfully original trims and embellishments. Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples will show you how to add beads to all your favorite embroidery stitches, creating delicate details that are perfect for gifts or personal treasures. Inside, you'll find dozens of stitch patterns that incorporate beads, ranging from elegantly simple single motifs to complex all-over patterns to three-dimensional designs. Along with step-by-step instructions, you'll see 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. The patterns inside emphasize beaded edgings and trims, as opposed to heavy, solid beaded fabric motifs found in other beaded embroidery books. You'll be inspired and charmed as you discover endless ways to make lovely patterns with beads and stitchery. With just embroidery threads and simple beads, you will set your work apart with dazzling details and exquisite more

Product details

  • Hardback | 90 pages
  • 208 x 254 x 10mm | 421.84g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 1596687061
  • 9781596687066
  • 29,499

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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 Yasuko Endo

Yasuko Endo makes craft and home decor designs and products for CRK Design, a book and production design firm made up of six graphic designers. She has also appeared on a NHK program, Sutekini Handmade, where she presented bead embroidery stitch sample ideas and technqiues. She is based in Japan.CRK Design is a design firm made up of six graphic designers. Today, they do everything from designing and production book designing. They are based in more

Table of contents

Basic LessonsMaterials and ToolsBasics of EmbroideryToolsLet's Start our Bead Embroidery StitchesRunning StitchesLesson 1Straight StitchesBack/Pekinese StitchesOutline/Holbein StitchesBlanket/Buttonhole StitchesLesson 2Lazy Daisy StitchesChain StitchesCross StitchesChevron/Herringbone StitchesFern/Fly StitchesCouching StitchesOpen Cretan StitchesZigzag StitchesFeather StitchesLesson 3Lace MotifsEdging StitchesFilling StitchesOne Point MotifDesign ChartAlphabet A to ZNordic MotifsLesson NotesHow to Stitch with BeadsRecommended Combinations of Needles, Threads, and Beadsshow more

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