Netted Beadwork: A Beadwork How-To Book

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Netted Beadwork: A Beadwork How-To Book
Diane Fitzgerald
Type: eBook
Released: 2003
Publisher: Interweave Press
Page Count: 129
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1931499152
ISBN-13: 9781931499156
From It is far easier these days to extract ideas and patterns from specialty crafts magazines than it is to compile a book without previous editorial references.Netted Beadwork: A Beadwork ... Textbook In these two new offerings from Interweave, the muse is Beadwork magazine and its talented contributors. Designer Campbell acts as selector for 30 unusual beaded bag patterns, one in a series sponsored by the magazine. More than a dozen artists draw upon a variety of techniques, including knitting and crocheting, to produce purses in different design styles. There's a bead-decoupage plastic box, with decorations applied on top of special tape. Existing fabric purses are embellished with abstract art deco-like motifs or enhanced by highlighting existing patterns with beads for a three-dimensional impact. Directions are flawless, with all the requisite information and visuals, yet only a few explained techniques (appended) and the absence of "difficulty" designations make this collection one for experienced beaders only. In contrast, Minneapolis artisan Fitzgerald strives to attract a broader audience, including a chapter on the basics as well as an intriguing cultural survey of Chinese, Indian, American European, African, Egyptian, and Greenlander beading traditions. What's more, the dozen and a half projects act as a far better definition of netted beadwork than the half paragraph proffered by the author; these connected bead fabrics range from a 1920s-inspired flapperlike bead necklace to an ultramodern ruffle bracelet or sea moss necklace. Instructions for each are detailed enough that, in combination with the explanation of fundamental stitches, novices might feel confident to tackle the projects. A 15-page gallery showcases the best of beadwork at the hands of artisans. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Review "If you need a reference for all netting emergencies, this book must be added to your library." -- Bead Society of New Jersey newsletter, Fall 2003

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