Monday, 31 August 2009

A Happy Mistake

I will tell you all of a happy mistake I made not long ago. On my travels through the internet I came across a book called 'The Beaders Bible' . Now I did not realise there is two Beaders Bibles.

Anyway I duly sent away for 'The Beaders Bible' from my old favorite I did not check that it was the right book. However when it came (Amazon has never let me down) It certainly was The Beaders Bible this book was by Claire Crouchley. The book has a fund of designs in Square Stitch. This stitch can be used on a loom as well as square stitch. This was great because I had not long before purchased a wire loom. the other stitch is Peyote Stitch or Brick Stitch.

Well if you have read my previous posts you will know I had no great liking for the pesky peyote.. I did try some of the simpler patterns in all the different stitches. I got caught up in some of them .

The stitches in the book are very well explained and the pictures make you want to try all of them.

I was trawling through the internet on Saturday and guess what I found another Beaders Bible.I now realise this was the book I had wanted in the first place. This book is by Dorothy Wood and is a Comprehensive Guide to Beading Techniques. It sounds good dont you think. When I recieve it from the trusty Amazon I will let you know how I get on with it.

1 comment:

Angel.Pearls said...

I'm a hobby-beader living in Sweden. I can see you have made some nice beading-projects!! I'm planning a holiday to Tenerife and wonder if you please can give me some tip-offs in finding Beading-stores, beading-markets (Where is the Chisese marked located, that you wrote about?), shops that sell seedbeads..freshwaterpearls..beads on strand in Tenerife? (I'll live in Playa de las Americas..)
Have a great day beading//Eva