The Beader's Bible
A Comprehensive Guide to Beading Techniques
By (author) Dorothy Wood
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Beader's Bible by Dorothy Wood
Book DescriptionThis is an indispensable guide to beads and beading techniques, presenting essential beading know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas. Beads are the oldest and most widespread art form, having been used in virtually every culture since ancient times. Over the years new materials and methods of making beads have been introduced and now bead workers have a vast array of stunning beads to work with. Beading has also developed over the years and, even though many traditional techniques are still popular, the craft is constantly evolving. With so many techniques, and such a vast array of beads and materials available for the contemporary bead worker, there is definitely a need for a comprehensive guide. The Beader's Bible is just that - an encyclopaedia of beads and beading techniques that aims to educate and inspire anyone who loves working with beads. The Beader's Bible begins by looking at beads themselves; how to choose beads from metal, modelled, gemstone, seed beads and cylinder beads to hex beads, crystals, glass and bugle beads. There are handy tables to help you to understand how beads are measured and bead quantities, as well as advice on choosing bead colours: monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, tetradic, and triadic. You are then guided through the basic to more specialist tools and equipment that you will need in bead work: bead reamer, thread conditioners, cup bur, various pliers, wire cutters, and various needles, bead loom, tube looms, necklace planning boards, wire jig and bead mats. You will find each beading technique explained in detail throughout the chapters. However, the book begins by giving you the basic knowledge of essential techniques, such as working from a chart and knotting. Because people generally focus on one type of beading at a time the book is divided into eight chapters that cover all the traditional techniques: bead loom weaving, off loom bead stitches, ropes and cords, fringing, netting and tassels, threading and stringing, wire work and jewellery techniques, bead embroidery and knitting and crochet. Within each chapter you will be guided through the basic skills, tools and materials, before tackling more advanced techniques. Inspiration pages will give you interesting ideas using the different techniques, and there are over 30 fabulous 'Bead Something Now' projects, ranging from beautiful bags and jewellery to stylish scarves and accessories - perfect excuses for trying out your new skills! Combining beading with knitting, crochet, embroidery and wirework for unique results and with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create the must-have resource for beaders of all abilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715323007
(276mm x 210mm x 14mm)
Imprint: David & Charles
Publisher: David & Charles
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dorothy Wood
Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Needlecrafts, Paperback (June 2015)
A comprehensive and inspirational guide to traditional and contemporary handiwork crafts, with more than 340 step-by-step techniques and projects.
Girl's Guide to Basic Beading, Paperback (April 2015)
In this beautiful illustrated book Dorothy gives us 25 easy step by step beaded projects for the younger teenager or adult who would like to learn the art of beading. Full of tips and techniques and easy to follow instructions there are a variety of projects to choose from.
Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo, Paperback (October 2014)
Learn how to make braided jewellery using the popular Japanese braiding technique Kumihimo. This beginner-friendly book covers a wide range of braiding techniques plus a handful of contemporary projects so you can put your newfound braiding skills to use straight away. It also features templates to make your own Kumihimo disk and plate.
Sewing Box, Hardback (May 2014)» View all books by Dorothy Wood
A beginner's guide to machine embroidery and a dictionary of hand embroidery stitches and skills that covers ribbon embroidery, needlelace and drawn threadwork, and traditional counted thread techniques such as Hardanger. It features 1300 illustrations and photographs.
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Author Biography - Dorothy Wood
Dorothy Wood is a talented and prolific craft author. Since completing a course in Advanced Embroidery and Textiles, she has written over twenty craft books. This is her eighth book for D&C - her first was the best-selling Simple Glass Beading. She contributes to magazines including Crafts Beautiful and Cardmaking & Papercraft, and lives in Anstruther, Scotland.
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