By Thom Atkins
Use beads and straightforward stitches to create significant texture, size, and sensible information on any duvet. Award-winning quilter, Thom Atkins, teaches you every thing you want to learn about the easiest offers and methods to get breathtaking results…plus there’s an advantage instructional on tips on how to create a beaded bezel. Dozens of show-stopping photos in the course of the e-book illustrate the limitless percentages for designing your personal surprising beaded duvet. no matter if you love to make conventional or artwork quilts, this booklet might help you are taking your cloth embellishing to an entire new point.
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Thread is the most inexpensive material you use, and life’s too short to fight with thread or drink cheap wine! Holding threaded needle in dominant hand, lay thread end, end farthest from needle, over needle. 2. Continuing around the needle in the direction of travel, wrap the thread 4 to 5 times around the needle. The number of wraps needed will vary a little depending on the tightness of the weave of the fabric you are pulling the knot through. ) With your other hand, take hold of the needle tip and, holding tight to the wrapped thread with your thumbnail, pull the needle through your thumb and forefinger and keep sliding the wrap down to the end of the thread.
Bring the needle back to the front of the quilt and loop through the slack. 3. Pull the thread tight to form a double knot on the surface. Put the needle back into the batting and travel to the spot where you want to place your first bead. 32 Beading Artistry for Quilts NOTE Always try to go through all the layers to the back on each side of a large bead. This helps distribute the weight between the front and back when the quilt is hanging. If you are using lots of large beads, the collective weight becomes significant, and if they are not tied through the batting to the back, the piece will not hang as well.
Fringe is intended to hang down parallel to the surface, keeping in mind that the traditional use of an art quilt is to hang on a wall. Tall stacks, or fringe, if you will, can be used to create the center of a flower or to raise a leaf above the surface of the quilt. The centers at right show a series of stacks topped with a larger anchor bead, with the bases of the stacks closer together than the tops have room for so they all radiate out from the center. Center of White Poppy Beaded bezel in Time Is Flying (page 94) 4: Using Basic Stitches to Create Design Elements 55 The fringe on a portion of Smoke and Mirrors was intended to look as if the panel of red silk were fraying at the bottom.
Beading Artistry for Quilts Basic Stitches & Embellishments Add Texture & Drama by Thom Atkins