150 Beaded Borders and Motifs

Discover the inspiring creativity inside this fabulous guide in Kenneth D. King’s collection.

Bead embroidery is the process of sewing beads to a basic fabric with needle and thread, and is an easy way to add glamour to clothing and accessories. This captivating 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.

The motifs in this book are just a starting point. They can be re-interpreted in different colours or experimented with in other ways. Remember – you are the designers use this book simply as a base from which to express yourself!

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