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Beading on Fabric: Encyclopedia of Bead Stitch Techniques

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Beading on Fabric: Encyclopedia of Bead Stitch Techniques by Larkin Jean Van Horn
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This has all the information you could possibly need to make a beading work of art: The materials you should use, the stitches and correct techniques, the different types of beads, cabochons, gemstones, etc. You can use. Handy hints throughout & very clear instructions. If you are interested in beading, then this is the book for you. Do things correctly right from the start, & your beading will be a whole lot easier.


Are you interested in adding beads to your textile or fiber designs? Then "Beading on Fabric" is the ideal teaching tool and reference guide to get you started! Whether your medium is quilts, wearable arts, beaded jewelry, or woven or felted material, this must-have book will help you add sparkle, texture, and dimension to your work. Start with a comprehensive look at tools and materials, then get the lowdown on beads commonly used in embroidery, and tips for wearability, washability, and caring for beaded fabrics. Move on to learning the basic stitches, incorporating beads into your stitches, creating edges and fringe, and how to bead around cabochons. The author carefully helps you choose how many beads to use in your work and select a color scheme, and a section on finishing techniques lets you wrap up your projects with style. You'll even learn insider tricks for making your work easier! All the techniques for placing beads on fabric are covered. You only need one source. Handy portable format makes this a workshop friendly reference. This book uses written instructions, crystal clear graphics, and stitched samples, as well as a gallery of completed work.

Author Biography

Larkin Jean Van Horn is a mixed-media artist who works in the areas of art quilts, beadwork, wearable art, and liturgical textiles. Her work has been displayed and won honors both regionally and nationally, including the prestigious Fairfield/Bernina fashion shows. She is a teacher and lecturer, has written and published two other books on embellishing, quilting, and creativity. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2006
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United States
120 Illustrations, color
Interweave Press Inc
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