Review of the book Beaded Embellishment by Amy C. Clarke and Robin AtkinsThe embellishment of fabric with beads is one of the most flexible, fluid ways to get creative with beads. Bead embrodery can contain more than just beads - charms, amulets, milagros, tiny toys, trinkets and anything that can be sewn or otherwise attached to fabric is fair game. In this book by Amy C. Clarke and Robin Atkins, you wil learn many wonderful ways with needle, thread, fabirc and beads.
Beginning with an overviw and history of bead embridery and beaded embellishment, the book covers the basics of beads, needles, fabric, stabilizers and other tools and tips for beginning a great bead embroidery project. The excellent instructions include detail as to different bead embroidery stitches and application methods for flat, textured and raised beaded surfaces.
The projets offered vary as to type of stitching and assembly and are geared for every skill level. Projects include those for the beginner as well as more challening project for a more advanced bead embroiderer. There is also an excellent chapter on the basics of bead embroidery design, covering the basics of color, pattern, line, shape and texture.
The Gallery includes pieces by both authors and many other esteemed beaders is an inspiring collection of bead art.