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aprilkiss
« on: March 03, 2005 08:36:16 AM »

i am going to try some beaded embroidery, and was wondering what sort of needle to use...any suggestions??
not sure whether this thread should be in 'beads' or 'embroidery'... Huh
also, any suggestions for books for an absolute beginner??
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005 02:35:09 AM »

depending on the size of the bead.
when i do it with seed beads i use a regular hand sewing needle, because theyre the only ones thin enough for the beads to fit over
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005 09:38:30 AM »

With seed beads, I usually use a beading needle that fits whatever size the beads are. Actually I often use beading needles with the other types of beads as well. They are long and flexible with very narrow eyes. I do find that once you get into the 15 sizes the needle threader becomes an absolute necessity.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2006 01:49:51 PM »


Can anyone suggest any good, sound, useable books/sources for learning to embroider with beads? 

I'm staring a project that is a gift, and I am feeling VERY insecure.....

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006 09:40:02 PM »




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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006 01:41:48 PM »

I haven't ever done beaded embroidery, but I have seen instructions...somewhere.  It doesn't look too difficult.  You might even be able to find instructions online, or if you're wanting a book I'd go to the library and see what they have.  that way you'll be able to look at all of them and find one that works for you w/out wasting money on ones that aren't any good.  anytime I want to learn a new craft technique, I end up coming home with 15 books from the library Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006 02:10:59 PM »



Yeah, maybe I should do some online hunting.  Despite having a brilliant public library in all other respects, I have already discovered that they're stock of emboridery texts is utterly lacking in beaded stuff -- lots of ribbon work, but squat-all in beads.  *sigh*

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006 02:15:22 PM »

I don't know how useful it would be for beginners, but I do remember seeing a beaded cross stitch or beaded embroidery magazine at Barnes and Noble before.  I know other cross stitch magazines have basic instructions in the back of every issue, maybe that'll be the same way.  Much cheaper than a book if you can't find anything online.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2006 02:46:20 PM »

I have this one really awesome book called Embeadery.  It takes all kinds of embroidery stitches and breaks them down so you can do them entirely out of beads. Feather, Backstitch, Buttonhole etc.  Im not sure if thats exactly what your looking for but Id recommend it, its very easy to follow.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2006 05:05:31 PM »

I have this one really awesome book called Embeadery.  It takes all kinds of embroidery stitches and breaks them down so you can do them entirely out of beads. Feather, Backstitch, Buttonhole etc.  Im not sure if thats exactly what your looking for but Id recommend it, its very easy to follow.

Oooo Shocked  -- that is one that I saw on amazon.com, but could not find at the library or at B&N to look at.  Is it laid out well for easy use?  And does is have all the practicle tips I would so need?
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