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Bead Embroidery

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Embroider with beads for eye-catching results! Create sparkling flowers, leaves and other stunning embellishments by hand.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Myra Wood
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Are you looking for a great way to add dimension and sparkle to your projects? If so, join expert Myra Wood to get acquainted with bead embroidery, and stitch your best embroidered embellishments yet! During class, you’ll learn how to add beads one by one, or incorporate them straight into your embroidery stitches, using captivating, well-coordinated color palettes. See how easy it can be to create bugle-bead blooms and leaves, stunning sequin flowers and more, as you organize and layer your stitches for tantalizing dimension and dazzling texture. Plus, end class by turning your embroidered fabric into a fabulous drawstring bag that shows off your stylish new stitches!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet your instructor, artist and author Myra Wood, and get a sneak peek at the embroidered stitches you'll learn and the drawstring bag you'll make in this class. Find out the best types of beads, needles and fabrics to use for your embroidery. Myra also demonstrates the correct way to hoop your fabric and simple techniques for transferring designs onto fabric.
2. Attaching Single Beads
3. Beaded Running Stitches
4. Beaded Leaves
5. Beaded Flowers
6. Bugle Bead & Sequin Flowers
7. Finishing Touches
8. Sewing the Bag

Recommended with this class

  • Variety of seed, bugle, and pressed glass beads
  • Nymo or silamide beading thread (for bugle beads)
  • Variety of embroidery and beading needles

Taught by

Myra Wood
Myra Wood
Myra Wood teaches a wide range of classes on knitting, beading, embroidery and crochet. She is the author of Crazy Lace and Creative Crochet Lace, and has appeared as a guest instructor on Knit and Crochet Now, Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art, and enjoyed a career as a commercial artist before finding her true calling of inspiring people creatively.

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