Technique Tuesday – Learning about Beads

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Originally posted 2012-05-01 06:55:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBaltimore Needleworks had a wonderful post late last week about beads. Using beads in needlepoint can be confusing to many people. The sizes are different, the needles are often both long and sharp, the threads are weird, and there are so many techniques to attach the beads. […]

Arts & Crafts Tree – Stitch Guide Sneak Peek

art deco style needlepoint tree from elements with beading and stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-10-21 07:29:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m hoping to be finished with the beading later today, but isn’t this piece, my latest stitch guide, great? I love the Art Deco-inspired blocky style and how there is so much design impact from three colors and simple stitches. The canvas is by Elements Needlepoint […]

Stitching Basic Designs without Boredom

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This week’s guest post comes from Needlepoint for Fun and is reprinted with permission. Sometimes you might come across a needlepoint design that you love, but you may not be inclined to stitch it because there’s not enough “going on” on the canvas – funny sayings might be an example. Here are a few ideas […]

Bead Shapes and Finishes

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In yesterday’s post we looked at manufacturers, sizes, and some shapes of seed beads. Today we’ll finish looking at shapes and talk about finishes. The names companies use for these might change but the shapes and finishes stay consistent. Shapes Round and cylindrical seed beads aren’t the only ones out there. The popularity of these […]

A Handy Reference for Beads

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Today we’ll start a two-part series looking at seed beads and other small beads that can easily be used for needlepoint. The second part will be tomorrow. You may think that a seed bead is a seed bead, but they have exploded in shapes, colors and finishes. For this variety we can thank the needs […]