Bead Embroidery The Complete Guide: Bring New Dimension to by Jane Davis

By Jane Davis

Revitalize vintage embroidery stitches for a modern glance just by including beads for your needlework. embroider with beads on something from luggage and packing containers to pillows and handbags with Bead Embroidery: the entire advisor. via thorough learn, her personal own event and a visible smorgasbord of 525 pictures and 265 how-to illustrations, top promoting writer Jane Davis teaches you 215 embroidery stitches-from the typical to the uniquely infrequent. even if a newbie or pro embroiderer, you'll enjoy this actually entire advisor. you will find:Comprehensive fundamentals part showcasing each sew at a look, plus tips about selecting the best beads, threads, materials and instruments to make sure your needlework luck. huge guide on how you can create 215 embroidery stitches, every one awarded with a photo and how-to representation exhibiting suggestions without or with beads. striking collection of 20 fantastic initiatives for domestic adorning, vacation gift-giving or own accessorizing.

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Transfer the topstitching lines. Layer this marked felt with a piece of red felt. 3. Trace the large flower template once for each flower onto cranberry felt. Transfer the topstitching lines. Layer this marked felt with a piece of wine felt. 4. Trace the leaf template once onto basil green felt. Transfer the topstitching lines. Layer this marked felt with a piece of forest green felt. 5. Before cutting out each piece, stitch carefully around the outlines using coordinating thread for the leaves and contrasting thread for the petals.

Place a dab of glue in the center of the curved edge of the leaf into the forest green stem cover. Glue carefully at the point where the leaf and the stem meet. the Calla Lily petal. Attach it to the stamen. Wrap the petal around the stamen, overlapping the curved edges to create a cone shape. Glue it closed. Let the glue dry completely. Glue stem cover inside leaf. Apply glue. Position stamen. 4. To finish the stem ends, trim away the excess fabric, and glue the edges closed. 5. Use the photograph of the finished flowers (page 36) as a guide to shape and arrange the petals and leaves to simulate authentic blooms.

Attach the third bud and leaf, then the smaller flower, covering the base and stem with an additional small leaf, and finally the larger flower and the remaining small leaf. Wrap leaf around bud. Make the Stem 1. Fold the stem cover in half lengthwise. Measure and stitch it to create a snug fit for the stem. Trim the seam allowance close to the stitching. 2. Slide the stem cover onto the stem, and glue it closed at the ends. Attach flowers to stem. 4. To attach the large strap leaves, apply a bead of glue along one leaf, starting at the center and extending out at the lower edge.

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