A Dozen Techniques, Samples and ProjectsJane Davis has a talent for designing strong, elegant designs, no matter what skill level the project requires. This book, while written as a teaching tool, offers designs of delicate beauty, with projects that manage to be both instructive and elegant.
The book begins with the basics and a chapter devoted to beads, tools, threads, armature and other bead needs, then moves on to the techniques. Looming, peyote stitch, square stitch, herringbone, bead knitting, bead crochet, and bead netting are just some of the techniques taught in this lovely beading book.
This is an instructional book that many accomplished beaders will also enjoy. The projects are challenging, and contain enough detail to hold the interest of beaders with experience who wish to add another technique to their own knowledge base. In addition to the basic beading techniques, this book contains more advanced forms of beading including beaded tatting and tambour work with beads. Since the tools for this type of beadwork are easier to find now than they were a few years ago, this type of beadwork is gaining in popularity among beaders who have mastered other techniques and wish to explore other beadwork methods.
With the beautifully detailed photographs and clearly rendered graphs, this book is really a must-have for new and seasoned beader alike. A perfect beading gift, and one you will want to include in your own beading library.