150 Beaded Borders and Motifs
Bead embroidery is an easy way to add glamour to clothing and accessories. This inspirational book is packed with over 150 couture designs for borders, backgrounds, motifs, edgings, and fringes, using simple techniques and inexpensive materials. Each motif features a beautiful photographed swatch, a clear diagram showing type and placement of stitches and beads, and a recipe of tools and materials. Key skills are fully explained, from transferring designs to methods for beaded appliqué and direct application, and a handy stitch palette provides step-by-step instructions for all the embroidery stitches you will need.
Table of Contents
Prelims and Introduction. Materials, Equipment, Techniques. The Stitches. Design Directory: Borders; Edge finishes and fringes; Background fill; Flora; Geometric; Architectural motifs; Cultural motifs; Novelty motifs. Resources. Index and Credits.Table of Contents