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How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs

Inspiration and Instructions for Plant, Animal, Abstract, and Icon Designs

By Genevieve Crabe

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: 150 color photos
Published In: United States, 01 January 2014
If 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. How 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. You'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. Any 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.

About the Author

Art has always been part of Genevieve Crabe's life. Her mother was an artist and always encouraged her artistic endeavours, which have included drawing, crochet, needlepoint, painting, pen and ink, and beading. Always looking for ways to integrate several of these art forms together, she has a strong affinity to using painting and fibers in jewelry making. Genevieve is now devoting all her time to artistic pursuits and expanding her arts & crafts business by publishing patterns and kits. www.amarylliscreations.com

EAN: 9781589237797
ISBN: 158923779X
Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US
Dimensions: 21.34 x 21.34 x 1.02 centimetres (0.28 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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