Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

CRK Design is a design firm made up of six graphic designers. Today, they do everything from designing and production book designing. They are based in Japan.

Yasuko Endo makes craft and home decor designs and products for CRK Design, a book and production design firm made up of six graphic designers. She has also appeared on a NHK program, Sutekini Handmade, where she presented bead embroidery stitch sample ideas and techniques. She is based in Japan.

Praise For…

"When you look at the designs and the sample stitches in this beautiful book, you are going to want to bead, embroider, and stitch your whole world!... The lessons are clear and easy to understand. The beaded embroidery projects are presented very clearly, with wonderful photographs as well as excellent tech illustrations. You will not get lost, no matter how much of a beginner you are. Yet the designs and projects offered are as sophisticated as any embroidery enthusiast or bead lover could want... Bead Embroidery, Stitch Samples is one of the prettiest books I have seen on the craft of embroidery and embroidering with beads. Even beginners will learn how to make dreamy projects. Whether your style is folkloric or fashionable, lacy or flowery, it is all in here!" --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

"Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how the authors have added these beaded motifs to hems, pockets, cuffs, collars, and handbags, or used them as home decor trim on pillows, curtains, and lampshades." --Beading Arts

"What appealed most about the book were the beautiful examples of how the bead embroidery stitches can be used on actual garments and other accessories... This book is an excellent guide for those who enjoy embroidery and wish to take it up several notches. Truly inspirational in showcasing what embroidery thread and small seed beads can do to turn something ordinary into something exquisite." --Beading Gem

"The photographs are excellent and inspiring. The reader will be able to quickly pick up on how to employ the tools..." --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596687066
ISBN-10: 1596687061
Publisher: Interweave
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
Pages: 88
Language: English