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Bead Embroidery The Complete Guide

By Jane Davis

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You’ll Love This Beading & Embroidery Project Book If:

  • You want to learn the ins and outs of different embroidery stitches
  • You love to embroider & want to try new projects that sparkle with beads
  • You love the style and instruction of expert artist Jane Davis

Step-by-step, stitch-by-stitch you’ll learn exciting new embroidery stitches and beading techniques in this complete guide to all things embroidery. Through helpful guidance, close-up full color pictures and expert tips, you’ll learn how to make a wide variety of pieces and crafts with embroidery and beading. 20 complete embroidery and beading projects give you a wealth of options and more than 200 photos clearly illustrate every move.

In addition to embroidery and beading techniques and tips you’ll also find a gallery of completed works from award winning artists carefully selected by Jane Davis. A complete reference guide covers every embroidery stitch and technique and the quick and easy embellishments include adding fringe, embellishments and more. This embroidery book comes with a spiral spine so it will lay flat as you use it for reference.

In the Bead Embroidery The Complete Guide Book You’ll Learn:

  • How to embroider a pillow, ornament, coin purse and much more step-by-step
  • How to master a wide range of embroidery stitches including Diamond Motifs, Herringbone, Milanese, Long Upright Cross, Cashmere, Parisian and many, many more
  • Beading techniques & tips for adding beads into your embroidery stitches
A Word From the Author:
" In the world of embroidery, each stitch has its own character that dictates to some degree how beads can be used in the stitching technique. For instance, you can be creative with Hardanger, but experimenting too much will lead to something that is Hardanger-inspired, but not Hardanger. Other embroidery styles, like freeform embroidery, can be worked either traditionally or experimentally without changing the look of the stitch. This book explores a variety of techniques, from enhancing the traditional to exploring the new and evolving, with the hopes of presenting ideas to inspire you." — Jane Davis

Check Out This Excerpt From Bead Embroidery The Complete Guide:

Bead Colors and Finishes
This is the trickiest part of all. Beads, like embroidery fibers, have different finishes and look different, depending on how shiny or dull they are and the way they are made. Shiny beads stand out, while dull beads fade into the background. The finish makes a difference, depending on the type of beadwork — whether you are using just one or two isolated beads or a large section of beads all together. Beads with an aurora borealis (AB) finish, for example, vary in color throughout the bag and will only look the same if you work them in large groups. It’s a very sad thing to take a huge amount of time and effort making a project, only to find that when you step back and take a look, you’ve chosen a green that is too dull or a pink that fades away into the background. That is why it is very important to work up a small swatch of your project using all the materials together in similar proportions so you can see what the finished piece will look like. Beads can be tricky in the bag or tube because you are looking at all the angles of the beads together in a group. Your stitching, however, will only show the sides of the bead, and you may be stitching them in small amounts or mixed with other beads and fibers. Take the time to see how all the beads and fibers will work together before starting your project.

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SKU BDEM
Additional Feature 750+ color photos and illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Jane Davis
File/Trim Size 5-5/8 x 7-5/8
Format No
ISBN 13 9780873498883
Number Of Pages 256

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Step-by-step, stitch-by-stitch you’ll learn exciting new embroidering stitches and beading techniques in this complete guide to all things embroidery. Through helpful guidance, close-up full color pictures and expert tips, you’ll learn how to make a wide variety of pieces and crafts with embroidery and beading.

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