Beading Artistry for Quilts: Basic Stitches & Embellishments Add Texture & Dramaby Thom Atkins
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Use beads and simple stitches to create magnificent texture, dimension, and lifelike details on any quilt. Award-winning quilter, Thom Atkins, teaches you everything you need to know about the best supplies and techniques to get breathtaking results…plus there’s a bonus tutorial on how to create a beaded bezel. Dozens of show-stopping images throughout the book illustrate the unlimited possibilities for designing your own spectacular beaded quilt. Whether you like to make traditional or art quilts, this book will help you take your fabric embellishing to a whole new level.
--Quilter's Delight; 9/15/12
This has got to be my favorite book in this selection because I have always used a lot of beads and sequins in my work and this book is bead heaven! Thom adds stunning texture and life-like details to quilts and pictures by using basic beading stitches. This is a comprehensive guide to bead selection and the use of the proper tools, plus a bonus tutorial on how to create a beaded bezel. This is a visual feast and certainly one book I will definitely include in my collection.
--Fabrications Quilting for You Magazine; February/March 2013 Issue
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Meet the Author
Thom Atkins is an award-winning quilter who learned to sew as a child on his grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. Later in life, his sister taught him about bead embroidery on fabric. He has worked in a variety of art disciplines from illustrating to stained glass to silversmithing and more. Thom lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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I have tried this form of beading on quilts and fabric before but was not satisfied with the results. This book is lavishly illustrated and laid out in format that makes it easy to understand his overall design approach. His fundamental techniques are easy to understand and execute. What I appreciated the most was his unique ability to help you through the process so you can conceptualize it for yourself and design your own project. It pays to really read this one. The author is extraordinarily good at leading you to visualize and create your own design concepts and it really does work. I highly recommend this for anyone who truly wants to learn this craft.
I took a beading class from Thom several years ago, so I was really looking forward for his new book. I was not disappointed - the book is great.
I love this book. The photos are beautiful, the diagrams are clear, and I am going to buy one for a friend. This book is worth your investment!