The New Beadweaving: Great Projects with Innovative Materials

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Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Master craftswoman Ann Benson turns beading into a beautiful art with these fresh and stylish woven designs for jewelry, clothing, and decorative items. The appealing techniques range from loom weaving to brickstitching, and a primer with all the basics covers each method so beaders can get going right away. An Irish Sunset brooch features classic Celtic knotwork and exquisite stitchery; pearls and stones add extra dimension to the pin. A Heart Ornament, done with filet beading, makes a great gift for a loved one. Or stitch and bead a Kilim Rug, Kimono, Pretty Bridal Bag, Bargello Lamp, and Sunset Panel.

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Modern beadwork often utilizes needlework techniques. Weaving with beads is familiar, but bead crochet, in which strung beads are hooked into a crocheted foundation, is an unusual, older technique ... Read full review

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A nice book, with some lovely things in it. Not necessarily a book I'd want to keep for myself, but definitely good for inspiration and techniques. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ann Benson, the mother of two grown daughters, lives in Connecticut with her husband. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels The Plague Tales and The Burning Road.

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