Thursday, March 21, 2013

Reader question: binding the edges of a bead embroidered piece

Edging brick stitch
Picot stitch

Hi Cyndi,
During one of my searches I came across this 2007 post to the Bead Journal Project and noticed your response:
Cyndi L said...
Hi Caren! I like to bind the front piece to a backing layer in order to cover not only the raw edges, but also the thread ends and knots. There's a picture on my blog today of nothing but the edge of my first piece. After I took the picture, I added 3 smaller beads between each of the edging beads you see there, picot style. That covered the threads and finished the whole thing :-)  {Defunct Link}
June 21, 2007 at 1:35 PM
This link doesn't work anymore and I can't find the article at your beading arts website. I would like to see how you did the edging. Could you please send me the link to this article?

Thank you,
Meryl


Hi Meryl,
I can do one better than that!  You can download the free first chapter of one of my e-books, and it shows you step by step how to bind the edges with edging brick stitch and how to add picots.  Here's the link to the e-booksFollow the link to Every Bead Has a Story and you'll find the free download.  I'd love to see what you're making!

Best ~
Cyndi


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