More and more sewists and quilters are adding embroidered details to their work. While there are a bevy of stitch dictionaries currently available, Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples 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 three-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 Samples offers beginner and advanced embroidery enthusiasts alike new ways to set their work apart.
Revitalize classic embroidery stitches for a contemporary look simply by adding beads to your needlework. Learn how to embroider with beads on anything from bags and boxes to pillows and purses with Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide. Through thorough research, her own personal experience and a visual smorgasbord of 525 photographs and 265 how-to illustrations, best selling author Jane Davis teaches you 215 embroidery stitches - from the common to the uniquely rare. Whether a beginner or seasoned embroiderer, you will revel in this truly complete guide. You'll find: • Comprehensive Basics section showcasing every stitch at a glance, plus tips on choosing the right beads, threads, fabrics and tools to ensure your needlework success. • Extensive instruction on how to create 215 embroidery stitches, each presented with a photograph and how-to illustration showing options with or without beads. • Impressive assortment of 20 fabulous projects for home decorating, holiday gift-giving or personal accessorizing.
Inspiration and Instructions for Plant, Animal, Abstract, and Icon Designs
Author: Genevieve Crabe
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
DIVIf you’ve ever had the need to bead, this is the book for you. How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs is a visual showcase of 100 different motifs, organized in sections by design category, including: floral/botanical, abstract, geometric, and symbolic. Presented with easy-to-follow photography and stitch diagrams, this book will introduce new beaders to the world of bead embroidery, while also being a great reference for experts./divDIV /divDIVHow to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs includes an introductory section on materials and techniques, followed by information about different stitches used in the motifs to secure beads to fabric, including methods for single beads, beads in a row, stacked designs, fringes, and more. It also discusses types of beads, needles, and beading threads./divDIV /divDIVYou’ll be able to easily see the bead placement of each motif thanks to the enlarged photos, while the material lists provide the type, color, and number of beads needed for each project, as well as any other necessary materials or tools. Step-by-step directions and diagrams will walk you through the order in which to embroidery the beads and the types of stitches to use./divDIV /divDIVAny of the bead motifs can be used as single beaded images on fabric or as part of an overall beaded fabric design. You can embroider the motifs on garments, fashion accessories, quilts, or gifts or convert them into jewelry pieces. Whether you’re new to beading or a beading expert, this book is packed with inspiration and technical instruction for every bead enthusiast./div
A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making
Author: Natalie Chanin
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play. In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also offers downloads for two stitching cards with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These printable cards can be used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.
Bead stitchers looking for information and instructions for the major bead stitches will find it all in Bead Stitching Handbook. This complete reference to bead stitching techniques — the only one of its kind just for stitching — includes clear, step-by-step illustrations and instructions for 15 different bead stitches, plus variations and lots of tips. Ideal for advanced beginners and experienced bead stitchers looking for accurate, in-depth information, this all-in-one resource also covers other stitching-related techniques like bead embroidery, soutache, and loomwork. Finally, the book includes information on beading materials, beads, thread, tools, weaves, knots, and much more. Each stitch is demonstrated with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, then demonstrated in a sample project so bead stitchers can see and understand how each stitch is applied. All instructions and projects are written by the contributors and editors of Bead&Button magazine, the original and most comprehensive beading magazine available today. This well-organized, 128-page, 7.25" x 9.4" reference manual is the perfect size for beaders to keep in their workspaces. They'll turn to it again and again!
This beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading. Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers.
Jan Daniel GEORGENS (and GAYETTE, afterwards GAYETTE-GEORGENS (Jeanne Marie von))
An informative and colorfully illustrated book provides instructions for adding embellishments of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to clothing of today--such as piping, beading, and trim--to present a creative and individual fashion statement.