Beading Artistry for Quilts Basic Stitches & Embellishments by Thom Atkins

By Thom Atkins

Use beads and easy stitches to create amazing texture, size, and reasonable info on any duvet. Award-winning quilter, Thom Atkins, teaches you every little thing you want to find out about the easiest provides and strategies to get breathtaking results…plus there’s an advantage educational on easy methods to create a beaded bezel. Dozens of show-stopping pictures during the ebook illustrate the limitless chances for designing your individual outstanding beaded duvet. even if you love to make conventional or paintings quilts, this ebook may help you are taking your textile embellishing to an entire new point.

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The tighter the thread is pulled, the more acute the angle of the kink. Knot while the thread is pulled to the desired degree of tightness for the kink to remain. For a vivid demonstration, use a different color of bead where you want kinks in the strand and then bypass those beads on the way back up from the anchor bead at the end of the strand. The different-colored bead should be the “elbow” at each kink. 3: Basic Stitches 43 Single Picot Edge Stitch (Sometimes Called a Single Bead Edge Stitch) A picot edge is a beautiful way to finish the edge of a small piece, covering the join between the back and the front in lieu of a binding.

I use single stitch for dots of color, a combination of couching and back stitch for lines, and lazy stitch only when I want solid areas of beading. The picot edge stitches and fringes are used to add texture and elevation to a piece. As you work with the stitches and learn what they do, you will find your favorites. Preparing to Bead Stretching the Thread Photo by Carole Trengove Always stretch your thread before using it. Nymo has a little give, and it is better to release it before starting to bead.

To tie a single overhand knot, bring your needle through the batting and up to the surface of the quilt. Leaving a little slack on the surface, go through all the layers of the quilt sandwich to the back. Come back up to the surface in approximately the same spot where you started and loop through the slack. Pull the thread tight to form a knot on the surface. 2. Put the needle back into the batting and travel to the spot where you want to place your first bead. DOUBLE OVERHAND KNOT 1. Begin by following Step 1 of the Single Overhand Knot (above).

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