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A-Z of Bead Embroidery [Paperback]

Sue Gardner
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Book Description

1 April 2006 Embroidery
This is the ultimate resource for beginning and experienced needleworkers. It contains over 500 step-by-step photos and fabulous designs from the world's best embroiderers. It brings to life the beautiful art of beading. This beautiful art, with all its diversity, is brought to life in this comprehensive guide. Bags, jewellery and framed pieces are among the exciting projects to inspire you to try this age-old technique. This is another definitive guide in the A-Z series. It contains: clear step-by-step photographs and instructions to guide you; original designs from experts in the art of beading presented with colour photographs and full size patterns; advice on tools and materials and helpful hints throughout the book; and 128 full colour easy-to-use spiral bound pages.

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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Country Bumpkin (1 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975092073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975092071
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 21.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic bead embroidery 30 April 2007
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A beautiful book which I would definitely recommend to to beginners as the instructions and photo illustrations for the various stitch techniques are clear and easy to follow. For the more experienced bead embroiders there is an interesting section on Tambour Work.

The section on fringes is exceptional, and, again, the instructions are easy to follow even for what look like complex fringes. It also shows how a really original fringe can be created using only four or five different beads. I just can't wait to incorportate "Borealis" into one of my projects!

I also just loved the illustrations and info boxes scattered throughout the book concerning the history of beads, the Properties of Crystals, the meaning of colour in Zulu Beadwork, etc.

The designs with full instructions are also very beautiful, but the only reason I didn't give five stars is because I found most of them rather classical, concentrating mainly on flowery designs.

But still one of my favourite bead books.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy to follow.... 15 Aug 2009
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This book contains a range of stitches and techniques for applying beads to fabric. All are illustrated with good colour photographs and clear explanations. The spiral binding means that the book will either lay flat or can be propped up with ease. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to start beading. 3 May 2012
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This book was very easy to follow with great ideas for a complete novice. The pictures were clear and concise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little Gem of a Book 24 Jan 2014
By NettieR
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I purchased this book as I thought it would be a useful reference guide to help me with embellishment design work. Lovely clear photos, and the section on different types of fringes is especially good. More than worth a look.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply incomparable 4 Jun 2012
By BookFiend - Published on Amazon.com
This book contains so many exquisite projects, all very clearly photographed in color, and in detailed step-by-step fashion. The first part of the book gives you a complete guide to beads, fabrics, materials, tools, transferring designs, stitches and techniques. Attaching sequins is also covered.

There are 19 designs on fabric and 12 edgings and fringes. Each project design is named and includes the artist's name and what part of the world they are from. Not only are the beading techniques given, but patterns are included in the back of the book. Additional information is given such as the meaning of the colors used and the healing powers of crystals.

The book is spiral bound to lay flat while working with it. It's just a wonderful book and all the designs are so pretty!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Instructional guide 24 July 2011
By Beatrice - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book. The illustrations and pictures are clear and unambiguous and simply beautiful to look at. There is perhaps a little too much emphasis on beaded fringing but the examples are all so beautiful it is hard to really complain.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book for a beader. 31 Mar 2013
By spidermom2016 - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a reference book. It shows a lot of different ways to use beads in needlepoint . It also shows techniques and gives you ideas.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 7 Feb 2014
By Sewing Friend - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy the beauty of beads, the great selection of patterns, the delicacy of using the smallest beads to the larger ones. Just a great book for beading on fabric.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done 19 Dec 2013
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purchased for my crafty partner. She was very happy with it. Photos and explanations were excellent. Happy wife happy life
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