Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth
Rich on history and technique, this definitive work by two leading beadworkers offers the first comprehensive look at the vast opportunities for self-expression with beads on cloth. Fabrics of all kinds—woven, non-woven, patterned, and plain, come together with beads of all kinds—seed, bugle, art, and novelty. The result is 10 stunning projects that both instruct and inspire. Four basic foundation stitches and their variations are illustrated in careful detail, and useful tricks of the trade abound for developing pattern and image. A colorful gallery of work by contemporary bead artists offers numerous ideas to inspire your own creations.
About the authors: Amy C. Clarke is the editor of Spin•Off magazine. She holds an MFA in fiber arts, and her work is widely exhibited and published. She lives in Loveland, Colorado. Robin Atkins, a nationally known beadwork teacher, is the author of One Bead at a Time. She lives on San Juan Island, Washington.
128 pp ~ illustrated — ©2002