Here is my new book, Beaded Embroidery Stitching, which includes 125 bead embroidery and bead woven stitches, using beads, buttons, charms and more. Once you practice the basic stitches, there are 8+projects for you to work your magic on!
I have included a section on the types of beads and embellishments that you will be using for the stitches, and the other items that can be included in your creations.
Many of the stitches included in the book are interpreted from traditional thread embroidery stitches.
I have included a look into my Design Process, and how a project will start.
I have included several versions of a design in different color ways so that the reader could see the possibilities.
Champagne and Pearls
Along Came a Spider
There are loads of inspiration for you to look at, with examples ranging from wall hangings, sewing caddies, pillows, bracelets, brooches and more.
I want to thank all of the magnificent participants that were kind enough to leave a post on the blogs. You can read the past posts here, and see what they thought about the book.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. You may also know that I love buttons, all buttons, I can’t get enough of buttons. The first three pictures are of the brooches from my Vintage at Heart class. The last picture is a wreath that I made using a vintage embroidered lace collar, vintage velvet leaves, and yes heart shapes covered in mother of pearl buttons. So grand to be able to use these treasures and enjoy them.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. This heart-shaped brooch was a sample for the class I teach Vintage at Heart. Lots of buttons, charms, and other sewing related treasures.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. This little brooch is chalk full of needle lace and textured embroidery stitches. The stitches are worked in size 8, 10 and 12 perle cotton. Many of the textured stitches can be found in my book The Embroidery Book.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. This is an example from my Magic Web on-line class. The base is made from scraps of this and that, sandwiched between two layers of Solvy and stitched with metallic threads. Adornments include shisha mirrors, buttons, charms, and beads.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. These heart shaped brooches are from my class Scrumptious Hearts! Bits and pieces of cherished lace is collaged with silk fabric to form a beautiful heart shaped base for your floral design of ribbonwork flowers and silk ribbon embroidery. This is an excellent way to use up small amounts of this and that to form an heirloom brooch to be treasured.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. The base of the brooch is made from a vintage embroidered hanky, sewn over a Fast2Fuse base. The heart shape is adorned with vintage lace, silk ribbon embroidery and ribbonwork flowers, many of which were hand-dyed in my class Dyeing to Be Beautiful.
Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. These brooches are from my class Vintage at Heart. This is a great beginner class that explores the use of buttons, trims and lace on this wonderful shape. Every button deserves love!
These hearts are a great way to mix the old with the new, and they are a great project that can be completed in a few hours. Bring your stash of vintage and new buttons, a bit of fabric and voila you have made an heirloom that can be treasured for years to come
Basic straight stitches as well as embroidery stitches will be covered. Lace and bits of ribbon can also be added in for extra touches. Finishing options for a pin will be covered and suggestions for an ornament and wall hanging will be discussed.
Bonus Handout: What is in Your Button Box? and Dating Buttons by Materials and Styles. All of us have a stash, and it is fun to find out just what is in that stash!
Class Fee: $25.00/2 hour class
*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be provided by the student.
Class Requirements: hand sewing a must, some embroidery knowledge will be helpful.
This class is not currently scheduled.
This class fee is paid directly to Christen. This can be paid by a PayPal invoice, or by cash or check the day of class. Please email Christen:email@example.com to inquire about the availability of space for the date listed above.