What is embroidery with beads?
Bead embroidery is a type of beadwork that uses a needle and thread to stitch beads to a surface of fabric, suede, or leather. Bead embroidery is an embellishment that does not form an essential part of a textile’s structure. In this respect, bead embroidery differs from bead weaving, bead crochet, and bead knitting.
What is bead art called?
Some beadwork is done by using a needle and thread and one or more beading stitches to create an intricate chain or fabric of beads. This type of beadwork is referred to as off-loom bead weaving. Beadweaving is most often done with small beads called seed beads.
What is bead backing?
Bead backing is used with bead embroidery. It is the foundation that you embroider your beads onto. It’s stiff and durable, yet easy to bead through. It can also be used for cabochon beading, sewing, and more. You can glue on materials, apply iron-on transfers, or decorate with seed beads and Soutache.
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.