Book Review

Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples, by Yasuko Endo, Interweave, Loveland CO, 2012


The latest addition to the library is a great how-to book on embroidering with beads and adding beads to your surface and counted needlework.  There are detailed instructions for 111 embroidered bands and straight lines with added beads. These can be adapted to curves and circles. In addition, there are patterns for adding beads to edgings, fillings, flowers and monograms. It is amazing how adding seed beads to, for example, Holbein, cross, or back stitches changes the look of the stitch.  Borrow the book and change the way your embroidery looks.

Submitted by Margot Walker