This is a sampler to show a variety of ways of edging with beads.
Monday, 25 February 2008
This is my bead sampler which shows different types of beads and ways of attaching them. The pale purple rocailles are attached by machine stitching. The rest show their attachments in the close-up photos. I have also scanned the sampler and labelled the different types of beads.
Iwill post bead edgings shortly.
The first picture shows a selection of tassels.
The second and third pictures show 2 simple tassels in wool, the yellow is decorated with detached button-hole stitch and the purple with laced herringbone stitch. The dark purple tassel is made from knitting wool and organza ribbons.
The purple silky tassel is made from rayon thread and simply embroidered with cross stitches.
Next I made knotted cords - from the left picture at the top is a simple knotted cord made from machined cords. The next cord is triple knotted. Further down is a continuous twist chain. The bottom cord is a flat square knotted cord. On the right the picture shows two Turks Head knots, the yellow tail is wrapped by knitting ribbon. All the cords are made from a variety of threads, wools, ribbons, fabric strips including organza.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
I have had to use plain acrylic paint as I was unable to find fabric medium locally. The paint adhered poorly to the plain purple fabric so I added machine embroidery to make it more complex. On one sample the purple paint is so dense against the yellow that the fabric is obscured. I tried to embroider that but it was too difficult through the paint. On the other purple fabric the yellow paint looks green in the photo but is clearly yellow in real life.