In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces. February is National Embroidery Month, and I would like to share the pieces from some of my books, enjoy!
Week 3 of National Embroidery Month
For the Love of Embroidery! I love to embroider, which is no secret to all of you that follow this blog, or have taken a class from me, or even purchased one of my books. Thank you for that by the way, and thank you for your trust in letting me teach you, and thank you for letting me share this passion with you.
Beaded Embroidery Stitching, by C&T Publishing was the third book that I wrote on embroidery. I have always been inspired by the magic of beads, those shiny, tiny, treasures! I also do love buttons, sequins, and charms!
From seed beads to larger beads, all sizes are welcome in my workroom. I love to work with them in any type of creative project, whether it be stitching the beads into a piece of jewelry, or stitching them onto fabric.
In many instances beads can be worked into stitches that resemble traditional thread embroidery stitches.
The book includes 125 bead embroidered and bead woven stitches, each stitch categorized in the Visual Guide index by style, with a second alphabetical index to keep at your fingertips.
- Lazy Daisy and Chain Stitches
- Fly and Feather Stitches
- Continuous Bead and Blanket Stitches
- Cross, Herringbone, Serpentine, and Cretan Stitches
- Flowers and Extra Stitches
- Decorative and Detail Stitches
- Button and Sequin Flowers
- Beaded Edges
- Even Peyote and Free-Form Peyote Stitches
- Circular Peyote and Netted Stitches
- Brick Stitch
This book includes 8 beadwork projects from brooches and bracelets to sewing caddies and wallhangings.
I have also included gallery pieces that I hope will inspire crafters of all skill levels, from embroiderers and sewists to crazy quilters, mixed media artists, and jewelry makers.
You can see all of the books and products that I have created here. I wish you all the happiness and hope that you enjoy creating with this beautiful craft and art form.
Happy Stitching to you all! ~Christen
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