Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Don's Basketweave Beading in Video

Oh, boy! The Kreinik website has filmed a woven look done with clear beads using size 4 Kreinik very fine braid.  The video stars Associated Talents' Carol Gantz who works with Don Lynch (also Associated Talents) who invented the basketweave beading technique.  It's sometimes called Don Beading in his honor.
http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Basket-Weave-Beading-Technique-with-Kreinik-Threads.html

If you fall in love with canvas M-189 ("Starfish Frieze"), Associated Talents has a free stitch guide for the canvas on their website.
http://www.atneedlepoint.com/Guides/M-189-GUIDE.pdf

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 27, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Whys and Hows of Koma and Japanese Gold Thread

If you ever wondered what koma are used for in Japanese Embroidery, Susan at Plays with Needles lays it all out. (By the way, koma come in pairs because in Japanese Embroidery, gold threads are laid in pairs, so you need two, one for each thread in the pair.) 
http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-second-pair-of-hands.html

If you'd like to read more about koma, the Kreinik blog has a great article.
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2012/05/need-another-pair-of-hands.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 23, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.