If you’ve ever had the need to bead, this is the book for you. How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs is a visual showcase of 100 different motifs, organized in sections by design category, including: floral/botanical, abstract, geometric, and symbolic. Presented with easy-to-follow photography and stitch diagrams, this book will introduce new beaders to the world of bead embroidery, while also being a great reference for experts.
How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs includes an introductory section on materials and techniques, followed by information about different stitches used in the motifs to secure beads to fabric, including methods for single beads, beads in a row, stacked designs, fringes, and more. It also discusses types of beads, needles, and beading threads.
You’ll be able to easily see the bead placement of each motif thanks to the enlarged photos, while the material lists provide the type, color, and number of beads needed for each project, as well as any other necessary materials or tools. Step-by-step directions and diagrams will walk you through the order in which to embroidery the beads and the types of stitches to use.
Any of the bead motifs can be used as single beaded images on fabric or as part of an overall beaded fabric design. You can embroider the motifs on garments, fashion accessories, quilts, or gifts or convert them into jewelry pieces. Whether you’re new to beading or a beading expert, this book is packed with inspiration and technical instruction for every bead enthusiast.
About the Author
Art has always been part of Genevieve Crabe's life in one form or another. Her mother was an artist and always encouraged her artistic endeavors, which have included drawing, crochet, needlepoint, painting, pen & ink, and beading. Always looking for ways to integrate several of these art forms together, she has a strong affinity to using painting and fibers in jewelry making. Following a 30-year career in high-tech, Genevieve is now devoting all her time to artistic pursuits and expanding her arts & crafts business by publishing patterns and kits. She has written several books, including Macintosh Graphics Techniques for Multimedia and The Crafters' Internet Handbook: Research, Connect and Sell Your Crafts Online, which is now a blog, Crafters' Internet 2.0. Genevieve is a Certified Zentangle Teacher™; and a member of Decorative Artists in Canada, the Society of Decorative Painters, the Toronto Bead Society, and the St. Thomas Elgin Artists Guild. www.amarylliscreations.com