In the collections of famous couturiers, things with sparkling embroidery appear every now and then. Despite the fact that embroidery with beads is more than one thousand years old, it is still the most relevant and original way to decorate a thing, adding sparkle and originality to it. In addition, it is very easy even for a novice craftswoman to make such an ornament on a belt of trousers or a pocket of a blouse.
It is necessary
- - embroidery hoop;
- - beads;
- - the cloth;
- - needle for embroidery. Most often, needles No. 12 are used for embroidery with beads;
- - threads (very strong: floss, silk or nylon);
- - tracing paper;
- - scissors;
- - a piece of wax.
Sketch the pattern you will be embroidering on the paper first. Draw it by hand or in a computer graphics program. It is better for a novice embroiderer to use ready-made patterns that can be found on the Internet and printed on a printer. Transfer the drawing to the fabric using tracing paper.
Choose beads that match the color scheme of your drawing. Hoop the fabric over the hoop. Thread the needle into the thread and make a knot on it. You can start embroidery.
Drive a needle into the starting point of the embroidery so that the knot remains on the wrong side. Place a bead on the needle, then re-insert the needle into the fabric very close to the bead. You have got a regular stitch with one exception - a bead "sits" on it.
Your needle is now on the wrong side of the fabric. Sew a tiny stitch on the right side. Put the bead back on it and reattach it to the fabric. Place the beads on the fabric tightly, but not tightly - so that the fabric under the seam does not gather in folds and does not puff up. This seam is called "forward needle". There are other ways to attach beads to fabric. These are seams: stalked, arched, lowercase, fastened, monastic, overcasting, stalked-lowercase double-sided, attached double-sided and forward with a double-sided needle. The double-sided seam is used for double-sided volumetric bead compositions.
After finishing the embroidery, remove the fabric from the hoop, then carefully iron it and, if necessary, cut the fabric, not forgetting about 2-3 cm allowances.