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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219309
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.95
  • Series: RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Bead Embroidery


large format edition by Shelley Cox

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Book Description

A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework's essential guide to beadwork.

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking embroidery forwards in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides has been produced in close collaboration with the RSN with the aim of providing a set of definitive works on traditional embroidery techniques. All of the authors were chosen by the RSN and all are graduate apprentices of the Royal School.
Shelley Cox presents an expert guide to all aspects of bead embroidery, including information on counted thread beadwork, bead embroidery, beaded surface embroidery, and fringing. Here you will find stitches and technique for every sort of needlework that involves beads. Decorative effects are explored too, making this a fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for beadwork.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework6
The history of bead embroidery10
Framing up24
Basic techniques29
Counted thread stitches34
Byzantine stitch34
Cushion stitch35
Diagonal stitch36
Hungarian stitch37
Hungarian ground stitch variation38
Jacquard stitch39
Moorish stitch40
Mosaic stitch42
Norwich stitch43
Parisian stitch44
Rhodes stitch45
Rice stitch47
Smyrna stitch48
Staircase stitch variation49
Twill stitch50
Vertical Milanese stitch51
Victorian step stitch52
Wild goose chase stitch53
Bead embroidery stitches56
Back stitch in bead embroidery56
Couching with a single needle58
Couching with two needles59
Links and crosses60
Running stitch63
Satin stitch63
Sequin lines64
Sequin rosettes66
Stab stitch67
Surface embroidery stitches70
Back stitch, threaded and whipped70
Buttonhole stitch71
Chain stitch72
Chevron stitch73
Coral stitch74
Cretan stitch75
Feather stitch76
Fly stitch77
Herringbone stitch78
Seeding stitch79
Stem stitch80
Whip stitch81
Edging and fringing stitches84
Simple picot edge84
Alternating picot edge84
Spaced picot edge85
Spaced picot edge with drops85
Straight fringe86
Shaped fringe87
Alternating straight fringe with a
back stitch base88
Staggered fringe with a back
stitch base89
Simple looped fringe90
Alternating looped fringe91
Overlapping looped fringe92
Twisted looped fringe93
Horizontal netted fringe94
Vertical netted fringe95

About the Author

About Shelley Cox

Originally from New Zealand, Shelley travelled widely before joining the RSN’s Apprenticeship. After graduation, she worked for several years in the RSN Studio where she project managed prestigious commissions such as the Wells Cathedral altar frontals. Shelley left the RSN in 2001 to pursue a freelance career taking on embroidery commissions and teaching throughout the UK and USA. She teaches a variety of RSN Day Classes including beadwork and also tutors the RSN Certificate and Diploma Course.
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