The Beader's Bible : A Comprehensive Guide to Beading Techniques
This is an indispensable guide to beads and beading techniques, presenting essential beading know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas. Each chapter focuses on a different beading technique, guiding you through the basic skills, tools and materials, before tackling more advanced techniques and projects. It features over 30 'Bead Something Now' projects, ranging from beautiful bags and jewellery to stylish scarves and accessories - perfect excuses for trying out your new skills! Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create the must-have resource for beaders of all abilities.
- Electronic book text | 176 pages
- 29 Jan 2009
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
- 415 colour photographs, 100 colour artworks
Table of contents
Introduction; Choosing Beads; Tools & Equipment: The Essentials; Beginning Beading: General Techniques; 1 Bead Loom Weaving; 2 Off Loom Bead Stitches; 3 Ropes and Cords; 4 Fringing, Netting and Tassels; 5 Threading & Stringing; 6 Wirework & Jewellery Items; 7 Bead Embroidery; 8 Knitting & Crochet with Beads; Project Instructions; Stitch Graphs; Beader's Knots; Suppliers; Index.
About Dorothy Wood
Dorothy Wood is a talented and prolific craft author. Since completing a course in Advanced Embroidery and Textiles, she has written over twenty craft books. This is her eighth book for D&C - her first was the best-selling Simple Glass Beading. She contributes to magazines including Crafts Beautiful and Cardmaking & Papercraft, and lives in Anstruther, Scotland.