Synopses & Reviews
Textile or fiber artisans can add sparkle and texture to their work with thiscomplete handbook to embellishing with beads.
"Plenty of inspiration to set the creative juices flowing and needles stitching." Monsters and Critics.com
"People have been asking me which book I'd recommend for learning bead embroidery. This is it...It's really that good." BellaOnline.com Guide to Beadwork
"Add just a touch of sparkle to your quilts or create a totally encrusted piece. Here's everything you need to know." Quilter's Newsletter
"Don Pierce is one of the finest loom artists the bead world knows...This is a beautiful and must-have book." About.com Guide to Beadwork
"Loaded with photographs and illustrations sure to put anyone in the beading mood." Bangor Daily News
"This book gives you the fundamentals for combining beads with fabric, and then shows you the heights to which you can climb once you add an obsession for fabric to your beader's stash." Bead Society of Greater Chicago
"This book will help you add sparkle, texture, and dimension to your work." Notions, a publication of the American Sewing Guild
Textile or fiber artisans can add sparkle and texture to their work with this complete handbook to embellishing with beads. Beginning with a comprehensive look at tools and materialscovering all types of fabrics, threads, needles, and beadsthe guide teaches stitches, edging, and fringe, as well as the proper care of beaded fabrics. The focus on technique allows crafters to easily integrate beaded enhancements into any type of existing project, and the experienced instruction covers bead choice, color schemes, and finishing methods for a polished look. With its clear directions and a gallery of sample projects, this workshop-ready book will instruct and inspire.
About the Author
Larkin Jean Van Horn is a mixed-media artist who works with art quilts, beadwork, wearable art, and liturgical textiles. Her work has been displayed and has won honors both regionally and nationally. She is a teacher, a lecturer, and the author of Beadwork for Fiber Artists
. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.