Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Embroidery stitches with beads


Chain stitch by The Bead Wrangler

This is slightly different from what we normally think of as "bead embroidery". Embroidery with beads uses small seed beads to create traditional embroidery stitches that you would normally do with embroidery floss. The Bead Wrangler has a good introduction to this art form if you'd like to give it a try. There are several adjustments that you’ll need to make when you decide to start filling your embroidery stitches with beads, and she goes over all the basics! Sharon B also incorporates a lot of beads into her crazy quilt stitched masterpieces. In fact, you can find lots of embroidery artists who add beads to the mix with lovely results.

Here are a few more to check out:

Nancy Eha

Embeadery, by Margaret Ball

Pretty Impressive Stuff
Beaded versions of many embroidery stitches




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