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with Myra Wood
Online Class

Bead Embroidery

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h1m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

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

2. Attaching Single Beads

Gain the fundamental skills you'll need for adding beads to your embroidery using a basic seed stitch. Watch Myra's easy-to-learn technique for keeping larger beads secure and in place. Next, Myra gives in-depth instruction on how to secure sequins, and ways to protect your thread from being snagged by bugle beads.

3. Beaded Running Stitches

3. Beaded Running Stitches

Now, learn to add beads to your embroidery right in the stitches! Begin with backstitch -- perfect for outlining straight or curved lines -- adding one or several beads to each stitch. Next, try the delicate stem stitch, and learn to add intricate details to your designs with the versatile feather and fly stitches.

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