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The best for beaders!,
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This review is from: Bead Embroidery (Essential Stitch Guide) (Essential Stitch Guides) (Spiral-bound)
This little book is packed with information on all aspects of bead embroidery, including a brief section on the history of beadwork. There are no projects; it is purely a reference book to show stitches and techniques which will, hopefully, give inspiration. It covers basics such as needles, fabrics, threads, types of beads and even other embellishments such as sequins and buttons. Many stitches are explained, each with beautifully clear diagrams and a colour photo. At the back is a section on fringes and edgings, again with both diagram and colour photo, something I have not seen elsewhere. The book is spiral bound so will open and lie flat, a major bonus when you are working from it.
I consider myself to be an experienced embroiderer/beader but I found much to learn from this book and would recommend it unreservedly to anyone with an interest in doing bead embroidery.