Beaders, quilters, and fiber artists will find this book invaluable for its solid technical information about how to apply beads to cloth, resulting in unique creations that will stand the test of time. This guide teaches about bead embroidery stitches; seed, bugle, novelty, and charm beads; woven, nonwoven, and knitted clothes; and Nymo, embroidery, and cotton sewing threads. The four foundation stitches as well as several variations on those stitches are illustrated. In addition, 10 beautiful projects, ranging from simple to complex, give beaders a chance to apply this new skill. Projects include an embellished small bag, an embellished jean jacket pocket, decorative pins, necklaces, and an embellished scarf.
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Amy C. Clarke is the editor of Spin-Off magazine. She holds an MFA in fiber arts, and her work is widely exhibited and published. She lives in Loveland, Colorado.
Robin Atkins, a nationally-known bead-work artist and teacher, is the author of One Bead at a Time. She lives on San Juan Island, Washington.Review:
"It is timely for needlepointers, since beads have taken a significant place in canvas designs." - Needle Pointers
"Its radiant, eye-catching projects are perfect for those who have an interest in sewing, quilting and painting." - Jo-Ann Magazine
"There are photos of 9/11 Bead Quilt depicting facets of bead use. This book ranks some of my highest marks." - Mat Su Valley Bead Society of Alaska
"This is a thoughtful, artful book and should be read accordingly." - Needle Arts
"This work by two leading beadworkers offers the first comprehensive look at opportunities for self-expression with beads on cloth." - The Bead Bugle
"[The authors] have distilled their teaching philosophies and main points onto the printed page...the gallery is spectacular." - Rocky Mountain Bead Society
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