08 October 2013


BE Spiral bound

155x215 mm



96 pages

Search Press

RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Bead Embroidery

by Shelley Cox

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.

Book Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of bead embroidery 10
Materials 14
Framing up 25
Basic techniques 28
Counted thread beadwork 32
Counted thread stitches 34
Bead Embroidery 54
Bead Embroidery Stitches 56
Beaded Surface Embroidery 68
Surface embroidery stitches 70
Fringes 82
Edging and fringing stitches 84
Index 96

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