This week I am sharing more bead embroidery fun with another of my Beady things. These little pieces of hoop art are really experiments with stacking various beads and sequins and combining them with embroidery. To be honest they have become far too enjoyable. At the moment, these disks of beaded embroidery are little hoop art pieces but I may pull them together into one wall piece type project.
For this project, I used some unusual square sequins I purchased recently. The sequins have been printed with an abstract pattern on them. I laughed at myself as they are almost hidden under the beads, Satin stitch, French knots, Oyster stitch, and Ghiordes Knot or Turkey Knot.
This closeup detail demonstrates how I have stacked sequins and seed beads to stand free from the surface of the work.
The surface is fairly encrusted with beads and embroidery. I have used some quite large glass bicone beads (about 10mm High) and topped them with a seed bead so they stand free from the surface of the fabric too!
In this close detail, I have used bugle beads topped with seed beads so they stand up straight. This technique looks fun nestled in between beads that you stitch flat to the surface.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest adventure exploring bead embroidery fun.
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Experimenting with different threads can be expensive. You would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. So I have made up my thread twisties which are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.
These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon, and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape so that twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle. Many are hand-dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.
You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.