What are the different beading techniques?
The five main ways of working with beads are: Stringing, Wirework, Loom Work, and Off-Loom Bead Weaving, alongside Embroidery, Knitting and Crochet. All are suited to the beginner but you need to choose projects carefully.
What is a ladder stitch used for?
It is primarily used to close seams on stuffed items, such as pillows, mattresses, down coats or stuffed toys, where after the stuffing is added, there is no access to the back of the fabric. It can also be used to repair split seams on theses items or garments, or to alter clothing.