Synopses & Reviews
More and more sewists and quilters are adding embroidered details to their work. While there are a bevy of stitch dictionaries currently available, Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples
goes beyond basic and traditional embroidery stitches to incorporate beads, allowing readers to create delicate and striking trims and embellishments.
Stitch patterns range from elegantly simple single motifs, to complex all over patterns to three-dimensional designs. Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how to use and place the motifs on hems, pockets, cuffs, collars and handbags; or as home décor trim on pillows, curtains, or lampshades. Patterns emphasize beaded edgings and trims, as opposed to heavy, solid beaded fabric motifs found in other beaded embroidery books.
Using nothing more than embroidery threads and simple beads, Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples offers beginner and advanced embroidery enthusiasts alike new ways to set their work apart.
About the Author
Yasuko Endo started her carrier as a fashion planner for an apparel manufacturer before turning to freelance. She is currently in charge
of making craft and home décor designs and products in CRK Design.
Awakened to the beauty of Japanese kimonos and vintage fabrics, she now takes
lessons in Japanese dress-making techniques and makes fabulous Japanese
Kimonos. Recently, Yasuko appeared on a NHK program, Sutekini Handmade to present bead embroidery stitch sample ideas and techniques.
CRK design is a design firm made up of six graphic designers. Their first craft magazine design project opened the door to their career in craft making and design. Today, they do everything from designing and production to book designing.
Table of Contents
Intro: Materials and tools, basics of embroidery, running stitch
Section 1: Straight, back, Pekinese, outline, Holbein, blanket, and buttonhole stitches
Section 2: Lazy daisy, chain, cross, chevron, herringbone, fern, fly, couching, open
zigzag, and feather stitches
Section 3: Lace patterns, edging, filling stitches, one-point motifs
Design chart: Alphabet and Northern European motifs
Stitch illustrations and notes