Just last month I told you about a new Kalmbach book that featured SuperDuos and Twin Beads, and now we have the next step, which is adapting beadweaving stitches for all of the great new shapes out there: squares, Tilas, SuperDuos and twins, Rullas, bricks, lentils, daggers, and more. There are over 30 great designs to try in Virginia Jensen's Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads.
You may remember Virginia's work from Contemporary Cube Bead Designs (review at the link). No stranger to working with beads of different shapes, she has put together a wonderful collection of projects that will definitely grab your attention if you are a beadweaver. The book is arranged by stitch type, and starts out with basic stringing, then moving to peyote, braid, step, herringbone, crossweave, right-angle weave, and cluster stitch. I wasn't familiar with all the stitches, so it was really fun to browse through. Cluster stitch is Virginia's own invention!
Cuff by Virginia Jensen
I just may have to try some of these, just as I did with the last shaped bead book :-)
Other books on Shaped Beads
Beautiful Designs with Super Duos and Twin Beads
Great Designs for Shaped Beads
Contemporary Cube Bead Designs
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