Bead Book Beading on Fabric



Interested in adding beads to your textile or fiber designs? Then Beading on Fabric is the ideal teaching tool and reference guide to get you started! Whether your medium is quilts, wearable arts, beaded jewelry, or woven or felted material, this must-have book will help you add sparkle, texture, and dimension to your work.

Start with a comprehensive look at tools and materials that covers all types of fabrics, threads, needles, glues, and stablilizers. Then get the lowdown on beads commonly used in embroidery, and tips for wearability, washability, and caring for beaded fabrics. Move on to learning the basic stitches, incorporating beads into your stitches, creating edges and fringe, and how to bead around cabochons. The author carefully helps you choose how many beads to use in your work and select a color scheme, and a section on finishing techniques lets you wrap up your projects with style. You’ll even learn insider tricks for making your work easier!

The book is Wire-O bound, so it will lay flat on your table while you work, making it easy to refer to as you learn each new stitch.

Illustrations, photographs of stitched samples, and examples of completed work scattered throughout the book will instruct and inspire. This practical approach to beading on fabric will give you all the tools you need to start bead embroidery—use the skills you’ve just learned, and let your imagination run wild! Whether you’re a doll maker seeking how to secure beads to your doll, a garment maker wanting to glitz up your latest creation, or a quilter venturing away from the traditional techniques, Beading on Fabric is your ultimate reference tool.

What they said about the original, shorter book: 
Web of Thread newsletter Larkin Van Horn has published a terrific new book called "Beadwork for Fabric Artists" - and our copies just arrived today! Larkin is an accomplished bead and fiber artist. The book is very impressive - clear, concise instructions and illustrations, descriptions of tools and materials you'll need, and fabulous color photographs of Larkin's work. I also like that it is 8-1/2" wide and 5-1/2" tall and SPIRAL BOUND - this practical construction makes it perfect to have next to you on your beading surface while you work!
Dolores in Annapolis Larkin's book is an excellent source for bead embellishing. I took her class in Chicago and learned good techniques, hints from her about her own experiences with beading. The book has good, clear illustrations, information on materials and suggestions on how to use the individual beading techniques. If you can't take Larkin's class, then get Larkin's book. Better yet, do both. Can you tell that Larkin and her book have me psyched for beading!!!
Linda in Houston OHMIGOSH! What a great little book this is! Larkin Van Horn's "Beadwork for Fabric Artists" just arrived in my mailbox today and I couldn't put it down until I had gone through the whole thing. The illustrations and instructions are so simple and clear that even I could do the stitches!

Larkin, I took your "beading on fabric" class at the Houston Quilt Festival [in 2003], and learned a lot then ... but this little book has both reinforced what I learned and given me some new ideas. The color photos are clear and bright, and your piece, "Purple is the Color of Royalty" had me searching on-line for another gorgeous raku cabochon (I found a few, but none so beautiful as the one in your piece). The beaded buttons are something I can tackle now, and "Baja Sunset" is something to aspire to. Oh, and I like the fact that the book is spiral bound so it will lay flat as I'm practicing my stitches.