Sundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads.
Since beading is not one of my best things, I’m so happy to get this booklet. It’s simply delightful!
It begins by explaining some information about beads that beaders know, but stitchers generally don’t know. This includes common sizes and information about finishes.
The book then gets into the basic mechanics of stitching with beads. You’ll learn the kind of thread and needle to use, the correct size of needle to use, and how to prepare for stitching.
There is detailed information with large, clear illustrations on the method to attach beads to canvas including four alternatives to Tent Stitch.
Finally half the booklet has wonderful stitch ideas incorporating beads, all shown with large illustrations.
I’m so excited by this book and I know it will improve my stitching greatly.