Bead embroidery although labor intensive is well worth the effort in your next creation. The history of bead work goes back several thousand years and is found frequently on ceremonial clothing and robes found in archeological sites throughout Europe. Archeologists studying African cultures have unearthed shells used as beads that date back over 72,000 years ago where they were used on clothing and accessories for ornamentation.
Native Americans are well known for their bead work and embroidery too. Next time you are at your local art museum take a look at the bead work from various Native American tribes. The precision with which they embroidered the beads is mind blowing.
Bead embroidery is found on the latest stunning runway looks almost every season.
And, of course we see it on handbags and accessories too. Not so much different from they way our ancestors used beads whatever part of the globe.
Beads can be embroidered on leather, suede and virtually any type of fabric. Bead work will really make your next project, garment, or accessories really stand out. For this week’s giveaway we are giving one lucky reader the book Bead Embroidery by Yukiko Ogura.
For this week’s question please answer in the comment section below and you will be entered to win.
Have you ever done bead embroidery work and if so what did you embroider with beads? Do you use beads on clothing, accessories, tennis shoes!?
We’ll announce a winner on Monday! Good luck
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