Release Date: 01 August 2005
Format: Paperback / softback
New in Paper
From evening gowns to sofa pillows, bags to scarves, beads add sophistication and glamour wherever they're applied. And using the tips and techniques in this full-color guide, you can easily select the right beads for your project, prepare the fabric, and develop and transfer your own creative patterns--whether starting from scratch or adding beads to ready-to-wear garments and accessories. Attractive photographs of glittering, colorful beaded items will inspire you to begin right away.
Add sparkle, glamour, elegance, and fun to garments, home decor, and art work with beads. From evening gowns to jeans to pillows for the sofa, beads give interest, texture, and movement to whatever they are applied. Using the techniques and suggestions in this full-colour guide, you can quickly and efficiently embellish anything. Find out how to select the right beads for your project, purchase supplies, prepare your fabric, and develop and transfer your own beading patterns.
Start from scratch or add beads to ready-to-wear garments and accessories. See how to make beaded fringes and how to incorporate sequins, rhinestones, metal threads, buttons, ribbons, and other trimmings into your creations. Beautiful photographs of finished projects will inspire you to start right away on your own designs.
About the Author
Nancy Nehring is an internationally recognised author, teacher, and designer in the needle arts field. She is the author of four other books: 50 Heirloom Buttons to Make, The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann, Ribbon Trims, and The Big Book of Tassels. Numerous needle art magazines including Threads, PieceWork, and BeadWork have carried her designs. She has designed for DMC and Donna Karan, among others.
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Reviews of Embellishing with Beads:
These specialized books, written by two well-known beadwork designers and authors, are welcome additions to a popular craft. Benson's book has projects for beading on canvas, using design charts and stitches similar to needlepoint. Similar but more advanced than those in her earlier Beading for the First Time, the projects include step-by-step instructions for pillows, purses, and small accessories. Nehring (The Big Book of Tassels) uses beads as trim or design embellishments on fabric. This is a book of techniques, such as making fringes or stitching beads to fabric, and includes the use of sequins, rhinestones, and shisha mirrors. The text emphasizes materials and methods, and no projects are included. Both books are good additions to public library craft collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"A welcome addition...This is a book of techniques, such as making fringes or stitching beads to fabric, and includes the use of sequins, rhinestones, and shisha mirrors....A good addition to public library craft collections." - Library Journal."
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