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Simple Glass Seed Beading: Bead Stitches, Tassels and Fringes, Wire Work, Bead Embroidery, Bead Loom Weaving Paperback – 29 Jul 2005
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About the Author
Dorothy Wood is a talented and prolific craft maker and author. Since gaining a diploma in Advanced Embroidery and Textiles from Goldsmith's College, London, she has written 12 craft books, and contributed to another 20, on all kinds of subjects. Dorothy also contributes projects to several craft magazines, and can be regularly found in Crafts Beautiful magazine. Dorothy lives in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire.
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The lay-out of the book is what I find most useful - the first 25 pages takes the beader through an introduction to seed beads then to tools and materials and from there onto techniques including stitching (excellent step-by-steps demystify ladder and peyote among other stitches), looming (choosing, warping, getting those little beadies on there and then off the loom still woven together), and embroidery (beautiful photos help encourage would-be clothing and bag beaders).
On through the book in a logical fashion, the projects are presented as chapters for each technique and in a way that makes learning each new technique fun as the beader works towards a usable finished item. Each project is demonstrated in good-sized colour step-by-step photos - I especially love the great way she presents the spiral bracelet on pages 42-45 making it possible for even a beginner to create a stunning piece of jewellery first time out.
First up is using bead looms (bracelet, photo frame, and trinket box).Read more ›
Also as per the product description, everything to make the beaded sachets shown on the cover was included and looked beautiful - unfortunately the tulle odour was terrible and an undesired added extra.
I have washed and soaked the netting in detergents and disinfectants numerous times, and the odour is only now almost satisfactory (given that you wouldn't expect there to be any smell from the fabrics to make a pot pourri sachet!).
Perhaps I was unlucky, but if I had known about this problem I probably wouldn't have purchased the book and craft kit - I would have just looked for the book alone.
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Very interesting and informative book, have still to purchase a few more items before I get startedPublished 6 months ago by helen rose perfect
An excellent book well illustrated packed full of use full information (rather than twaddle) well written & easy to read as well as understand