Beading Artistry for Quilts: Basic Stitches & Embellishments Add Texture & Drama

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C&T Publishing Inc, Sep 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Use beads and simple stitches to create magnificent texture, dimension, and lifelike details on any quilt. Award-winning quilter, Thom Atkins, teaches you everything you need to know about the best supplies and techniques to get breathtaking results…plus there’s a bonus tutorial on how to create a beaded bezel. Dozens of show-stopping images throughout the book illustrate the unlimited possibilities for designing your own spectacular beaded quilt. Whether you like to make traditional or art quilts, this book will help you take your fabric embellishing to a whole new level.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Why Use Beads on Your Quilts?
8
Beads Tools and Materials
20
Basic Stitches
29
Using Basic Stitches to Create Design Elements
51
Bits and Pieces
65
Bonus FeatureMaking a Beaded Bezel
74
Gallery
82
About the Author
111
Legal Page
113
Back Cover
115
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Thom Atkins is an award-winning quilter who learned to sew as a child on his grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. Later in life, his sister taught him about bead embroidery on fabric. He has worked in a variety of art disciplines from illustrating to stained glass to silversmithing and more. Thom lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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