Interested in adding beads to your textile or fiber designs? Then Beading on Fabric is the ideal teaching tool and reference guide to get you started! Whether your medium is quilts, wearable arts, beaded jewelry, or woven or felted material, this must-have book will help you add sparkle, texture, and dimension to your work.
Start with a comprehensive look at tools and materials that covers all types of fabrics, threads, needles, glues, and stablilizers. Then get the lowdown on beads commonly used in embroidery, and tips for wearability, washability, and caring for beaded fabrics. Move on to learning the basic stitches, incorporating beads into your stitches, creating edges and fringe, and how to bead around cabochons. The author carefully helps you choose how many beads to use in your work and select a color scheme, and a section on finishing techniques lets you wrap up your projects with style. You'll even learn insider tricks for making your work easier!
Illustrations, photographs of stitched samples, and examples of completed work scattered throughout the book will instruct and inspire. This practical approach to beading on fabric will give you all the tools you need to start bead embroidery-use the skills you've just learned, and let your imagination run wild! Whether you're a doll maker seeking how to secure beads to your doll, a garment maker wanting to glitz up your latest creation, or a quilter venturing away from the traditional techniques, Beading on Fabric is your ultimate reference tool.
Reviews: "Van Horn is a self-taught bead worker and her book reflects this philosophy: If you want to bead something, then do it. Especially intriguing are the author’s instructions for beaded buttons."-Bangor Daily News
"Lately a few people have been asking me which book I would recommend for learning bead embroidery. This is it folks. It's really that good."-Bella Online 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, from necessary equipment to framing your completed work."-Quilter's Newsletter magazine