Victorian, Indian and floral styles are included and the supporting techniques are explained in detail, from transferring the outline to making up the finished work. It will appeal to beginners and experienced needlewomen alike.
Publisher: Ruth Bean Publishers
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 240 x 212 x 10 mm
April/May 05, Issue 34
This delightful book celebrates the tiny treasures that were such a feature of Victorian needlework boxes. Discover how to create stunning needlework accessories embellished with fine bead embroidery, from neat needle books to pretty pin baskets and the daintiest thimble slippers, each carefully crafted item is a joy to stitch and a pleasure to own.
Clear step-by-step instructions, actual-size patterns and a wealth of photographs guide you through the projects, and there are suggestions for adapting the patterns to adorn gifts (if you can bear to give them away!) and decorate clothing.
With a set of beautiful miniature accessories in your sewing box, you could be creating something for future generations to treasure.* Stitch *
...Using stunning silks, sparkling beads and couched metallic threads you can create charming needlework accessories, from needle books, bodkin and pin holders to thimble slippers and key fobs. Victorian, Indian and floral styles are included and the supporting techniques are explained in detail.* Patchwork & Quilting *
Newsletter 63, Summer 06
This book is a 'must' for anyone interested in bead embroidery. It is very clear in its instructions, and apart from actual beading the book contains comprehensive details of requirements, stitches, construction and making up. Their basics are clearly written and illustrated (how could we forget how to start and finish off threads) and how often do we transgress? and put a knot on the reverse of the material. If you have any doubts refer to page 76. We are told how to make a twisted cord, also see page 60 for a different beaded tassel. Another point is the emphasis on practice pieces - by doing this we can obtain perfection, and also find out 'we can do it' - a useful adjunct for any beginner.* West Country Embroiderers *
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