Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Author: Melinda Barta

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 1596686324

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

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A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch.

Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Author: Melinda Barta

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620335147

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 111

A fresh and thorough approach to learning and mastering herringbone stitch! A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch. Additional chapters cover combining herringbone with other beadweaving techniques such as peyote stitch, square stitch, brick stitch, and right-angle weave. Former Beadwork Designers of the Year such as Kelly Wiese, Lisa Kan, Leslie Frazier, Carole Ohl, Jean Power, Jill Wiseman, and Jean Campbell, contribute project designs to demonstrate a range of styles. Twenty new step-by-step projects are included, with many variations. Take your beading to the next level with Mastering Herringbone Stitch--a comprehensive guide for advanced beginners as well as an inspirational resource.

Mastering Peyote Stitch

Mastering Peyote Stitch

Author: Melinda Barta

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620333839

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 217

With interest in beadweaving on the rise, Mastering Peyote Stitch provides a much-needed look into the most integral technique--peyote stitch. With 15 styles in all, beading geniuses will finally have an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to one of the fundamentals of beadweaving, brought to you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta. In the "Peyote Basics" chapter, you will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Once you've mastered the basics, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork's Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherry Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 beautiful jewelry projects.

Mastering Beadwork

Mastering Beadwork

Author: Carol Huber Cypher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620333570

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 243

View: 114

Are you a new beader seeking solid beading foundations? Or are you an experienced beadworker wanting to refine your skills? Mastering Beadwork is your ultimate resource for beading knowledge-it's a project book plus reference tool wrapped up in one. Based on years of teaching experience, Carol Cypher presents easy-to-understand instructions with informative sidebars to help anyone master beading techniques. Each of the 13 techniques are explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included here-ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects-teach a single project or technique but are arranged to build skills at any level. You'll also find suggestions for personalizing and expanding on each project or pattern. Learn all the basic beading stitches-from peyote, spiral, vertical and horizontal netting, bead crochet, right-angle weave, triangle weave, daisy chain, ladder stitch, ndebele, brick stitch, African helix, and more. Mastering Beadwork is a classroom in a book, an all-in-one reference guide, and a compendium of beading techniques. It will supplement what you've already learned in beading classes, set you on the first steps to beading confidence, and infuse your work with inspiration.

Art of Seed Beading

Art of Seed Beading

Author: Elizabeth Gourley

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806978295

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 469

After breezing through a history and overview of equipment, the authors emphasize the how-to in such elaborate processes as tubular beaded crochet. Every one of the more than 25 projects focuses on a specific tool or technique, complete with color graphs, a list of materials, size and measurements, a color photo, and diagrams. ...Directions...are presented with plenty of details.” —Booklist.

Bead Metamorphosis

Bead Metamorphosis

Author: Lisa Kan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620334416

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 923

Beautiful bead-woven jewelry that is convertible, reversible, or interchangeable. Delight in a spectrum of 16 bead weaving projects in Bead Metamorphosis. Create beautiful bead-woven earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and broochesùall of which transform by disassembling, reassembling, reversing, or interchanging separate beadwork components. Author Lisa Kan is known for her elegant and feminine bead-woven jewelry design that often features leaves, faceted stones, and other romantic flourishes. Now she applies her trademark style to a jewelry collection featuring peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, netting, and other bead stitches. See how beaded elements transform from simple to complex by changing the beadwork, changing the colors, or adding layered embellishments. Ideas and inspiration for multiple variations will lead to new metamorphoses, as you create stunning jewelry design with multiple looks.

A Daughter's Tale

A Daughter's Tale

Author: Mary Soames

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446497883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 677

At ninety years old, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. A Daughter’s Tale follows her early life from an idyllic childhood in her own ‘Garden of Eden’ at Chartwell to her ATS service in mixed anti-aircraft batteries during the war. With glimpses into her fascinating personal diary, published here for the first time, she draws us into a world where the experiences of a packed family, social and romantic life unfold against a background of cataclysmic events. When Chamberlain’s declaration of war in 1939 shatters Mary’s world, she begins to share the anxieties and stresses suffered by her family through her father’s position. The mutual love between Mary and her parents is evident on every page, from her Chartwell years to Winston’s defeat at the 1945 general election, when she recounts her own devastation on her father’s behalf. As she meets her future husband Christopher Soames at the end of this charming memoir, it is clear that, at twenty-four, Mary has lived a full life and is well prepared for her future as wife and mother.

Modern Beaded Lace

Modern Beaded Lace

Author: Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781632503152

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 318

Learn the secrets of making beautiful beaded lace! In Modern Beaded Lace, beadweaver extraordinaire Cynthia Newcomer translates her love for lace into exquisite beaded creations. Using basic beadweaving stitches, she transforms delicate seed beads and sparkling crystals into flowers, leaves, and scrolls, which become stunning necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Cynthia shares everything you need to know to create gorgeous beaded lace, including: • An overview of the elements of traditional lace and how to translate them into beaded designs • Instructions for the basic beadweaving stitches used in weaving beaded lace, including herringbone, peyote, right angle weave, and square stitch • Step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions for creating 18 jewelry projects • Tips and inspiration for designing your own beaded lace baubles It's easier than you imagine to make showstopping beaded lace jewelry!

The Pattern Companion

The Pattern Companion

Author: Ann Benson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402712715

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 684

Beads on cross-stitched treasures; dripping from tassels, braids, and fringes; and elegantly woven with or without a loom: these patterns and pages present so many different ways to enjoy the lovely art of beading. Here are the very best examples of this attractive and sophisticated craft, from jewelry to home accessories. Find out how to weave a Southwest Tube Necklace with turquoise drops and bugle beads, and a Loomed Mandarin Lamp Shade crafted from 6 beaded panels. Make an elegant silvery Opera Purse lined with Japanese kimono silk, a richly textured Antique Borders sampler, and painted and distressed wooden tassel molds. Beaders will find everything they need to create one-of-a-kind designs.

Darn It!

Darn It!

Author: Sarah Williams

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782431206

Category: House & Home

Page: 273

View: 530

Have you ever wondered how you'd survive without your wife or girlfriend (or mum!) attending to those little tasks - such as mending, sewing and cleaning - that you should, rather embarrassingly, be able to do yourself? Have you ever wished you knew these skills so that you can finally sew on a button or remove a stain on your own? Then this is the book for you! From baking bread and making jam to ironing a shirt and treating a sting, Darn It! features all the essential skills that a man should learn to make his life that little bit easier. Divided into sections on housekeeping, craft and make do, the kitchen and first aid, each task is succinctly explained and accompanied by beautifully illustrated instructions. The modern man need never again sheepishly ask for help!

Merchant & Mills Sewing Book

Merchant & Mills Sewing Book

Author: Carolyn Denham

Publisher: Collins & Brown

ISBN: 9781910231012

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 411

View: 177

Keep it simple and do it well. The Merchant & Mills Sewing Book contains fifteen step-by-step projects aimed at guiding you gently but firmly through the basics of sewing. Each project you make from this book will be stylish, but above all, useful. Part I of the book presents a fundamental overview on the art of sewing, the tools and materials you will need and homegrown tips on essential good practice. In Part II, seasoned dressmaker Carolyn Denham leads you step by step through fifteen achievable projects, each building on the skills gained as you progress through the book. First, equip your sewing room with practical items you never knew you needed, such as a Tailor’s Ham, Sleeve Roll and an Ironing Board Cover (essential items for good pressing practice), a Hussif (the ever ready portable sewing kit) and a Maker’s Apron (utilitarian chic for good workers). Then go on to use your new sewing skills to make cushions, throws and bags before progressing on to garments with the Tailored Shawl and Fisherman’s Top, using the paper patterns provided in the back of the book. Make them all and you will be a very capable dressmaker with a raft of functional, beautiful, handmade goods.