Work done for City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Embroidery with Distant Stitch.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Certificate Module 3, chapter 8 beads

 

 

This has been a most enjoyable chapter to work on.  I had never much fancied beadwork and so had never tried it and it was a very pleasant surprise to discover how pleasing it was to sit peacefully stitching away and enjoying the effects.

 

(Note: I’m sometimes confused by other blogs, but here the caption is below each picture.)

 

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3.8.1 The completed bead sampler

 

I’ve taken close-up pictures of the various areas, which I’ll post in the order of the suggestions in the instructions.

 

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3.8.2 a compact area of one type of bead sewn on randomly

 

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3.8.3 a compact areas using more than one type of bead

 

D lightly sprinkled random more than one type of bead

3.8.4 as above but lightly sprinkled

 

E one kind of bead formed into lines

3.8.5 forming beads into lines

 

 

I pattern formed by more than one type of bead

3.8.6 forming lines with more than one type of bead  (I used sequins with a small bead in the centre alternated with the little plastic things you buy from hardware stores for securing wiring to a skirting board.)

 

G forming a pattern with one type of bead

3.8.7 forming a pattern with one type of bead

 

H forming a pattern with more than one type of bead

3.8.8a forming a pattern with more than one type of bead

 

J forming a pattern with more than one type of bead 2 3D spiral

3.8.8b forming a pattern with more than one type of bead

 

K Threading multiples onto one long stitch

3.8.9 threading multiples onto one long stitch

 

N beads trapped beneath fabric 1

3.8.10a trapping beads beneath fabric

 

O beads trapped beneath fabric 2

3.8.10b trapping beads beneath fabric

 

P beads trapped with stitching 1

3.8.11a beads trapped by stitches (washers secured by buttonhole stitch with small beads added around the edge

 

Q beads trapped with stitching 2 shisha

3.8.11b traditional shisha – an Indian technique of securing mirrored glass using a special shisha stitch.  Real shisha glass is hard to find now.  It is made from hand blown glass, silvered and then cut into pieces by hand.  (These are the last 3 pieces that I have left after buying some at an Indian embroidery class I went to several decades ago.  I was really surprised at being able to find them after so long!  Maybe I’m not so untidy as I thought!!)

 

R decorative stitching on top of a line of beads

3.8.12 a line of beads with a decorative stitch on top  (This is out of sequence.  It should be earlier, but Windows Live Writer is behaving itself today and I don’t want to risk spoiling it by changing things!!

 

S beads as edging bottom fringe

3.8.13a beads as edging – bottom edge

 

T beads as edging left hand edge

3.8.13b beads as edging – left hand edge

 

U  beads as edging right hand edge

3.8.13c beads as edging – right hand edge

 

V beads as edging top edge

3.8.13d beads as edging – top edge

2 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous and lively sampler Catherine. Thank you for your lovely comments and wishes on my blog. I am so happy that I am now finished after such a long time on Certificate and am currently getting my material together for Diploma. I hope to see you next year at Farncombe!

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  2. What a lovely variety,I can see possibilities for the beads below fabric.The scrim one looks very pebble / beach like.

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