There are so many lovely sequins, beads, metallic tubes and other cool things out there that are sold for needlepoint.
But for less adventurous stitchers, such as me, figuring out how to use them can be a real challenge.
Sundance Designs has come to our rescue with the amazing, detailed step-by-step tutorial that uses sequins and silk ribbons to make a colorful flower.
I can see using these techniques, along with beads, knots and metallic tubes to make an exciting and colorful floral picture.
In fact it’s inspiring me to find something (maybe a stained glass pattern) to use to explore all the wonderful beads and sequins in my stash.
Keep your eyes open for updates to this and try making one of these flowers for yourself.