Beadwork for Fabric Artists

9780975507308: Beadwork for Fabric Artists

Beadwork for Fabric Artists shows you, bead by bead and stitch by stitch, how to add bead embroidery to your work for texture, color, and excitement. Well-known artist, lecturer, and teacher Larkin Jean Van Horn shares eight glorious pages of her beaded work in full color, and in clear text and diagrams shows the component stitches that went into her work, which will allow you to extend your own work in the same ways.

The book covers seven techniques for adding beads directly to fabric, six techniques for additional texture and fringe, several edge treatments, and three ways to firmly hold larger elements called cabochons onto your pieces.

The book is Wire-O bound, so it will lay flat on your table while you work, making it easy to refer to as you learn each new stitch.

Your results will be stunning, dazzling, and complex, but Larkin makes every step along the way easy. Don’t wait to add sparkle to your next quilt, garment, or other fabric piece!

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About the Author:

Larkin Van Horn is a mixed-media textile artist working on Whidbey Island, and offering her unique garments and other textile creations on a commission basis. Each garment, art quilt, liturgical hanging, and embroidery piece represents the combination of her imagination, her love for the amazing variety of textile products from around the world, and her strong sense of drama. In addition to her own creations, she is in demand as a teacher and speaker among quilters, fiber artists, and beadworkers. In additional to writing for magazines, she has recently published her first book ,"Beadwork For Fabric Artists".

Larkin is also a past President of the Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild, a founding member of the Wearable Art Study Group, founder of The Bead Nuts, and a member of a number of other organizations, including Studio Art Quilt Associates, the Wearable Art Divas, and Three Uppity Women.

In addition to her fiber artistry, Larkin is an accomplished vocalist. She lives on south Whidbey Island with her husband and seven sewing machines.


The book is very impressive - clear, concise instructions and illustrations, descriptions of tools and materials, and fabulous color photographs. -- Web of Thread newsletter, April 2004

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