Bead Embroidery: Beading on the Edge | Nancy♛ Eha | Skillshare

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Bead Embroidery: Beading on the Edge

teacher avatar Nancy♛ Eha, Beading teacher, author, and designer

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction: DIY Beginner Beaders Welcome

    • 2. Lessson 1: Supplies for Success

    • 3. Lesson 2: Preparing the Fabric for Beading

    • 4. Lesson 3: Beaded Fringe

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I will show you in this beading class, how to make beaded fringe. Have you wanted to learn how to make beaded fringe but were unsure of how to start? Do you enjoy creating DIY clothing projects? 

You can change a scarf lost in your closet, from drab into dazzling with beaded fringe in no time! All you need are a few beads, video coaching, and the know how to make beaded fringe on any garment or fabric edge.

In this class you will learn beading tips to make your beading time a pleasure. Then go on to know how to prepare a fabric edge for beaded fringe. And finally, all the skills you need to create beaded fringe on the edge. Although every student will learn the same beading stitch, each scarf will be unique as the person who creates it!

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Nancy♛ Eha

Beading teacher, author, and designer


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Teaching has been my life-long passion! For more than 20 years I have been teaching in person beading classes with videos internationally. I love teaching online and the worldwide community of learners! It is so convenient for students,and with SkillShare you avoid the expenses of air fare, hotels, meals,and tuition, saving you mucho $$$$!

Come join me in class as you learn new skills or improve on the skills you already have. I can not wait to see what you can create with your mind and hands!

Oh, about the students have bestowed the title of The Beading Queen on me!

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1. Introduction: DIY Beginner Beaders Welcome: It's a cold, blustery day in Minnesota, but it's nice of warm inside my beating studio. So let's go inside, take a seat and let's start beating. I'm going to teach your very easy but verse nable beating Stitch. I'm Nancy Eon. I've been teaching people how to be for 25 years how to put a beat at fringe on the edge of a garment. Ah, lampshades or a pillow is a popular request. Thus this class beating on the edge. We will be putting beaded fringe on the edge of a scarf. First, I will teach you how to properly prepare here beats and your fabric for beating so you'll have a successful outcome. And then we will be taking an ordinary scarf and trying to get into something. Be dazzling and it's easier than you think. So click on the enroll button and I will see you in Lesson one 2. Lessson 1: Supplies for Success: Let's take a look at the materials you'll need to start your fun. Do it yourself beated edge scarf. You'll need a scarf of lightweight woven fabric 29 inches square or larger. Make sure it is not a silky, shiny type of material that will shift as we try to work on it. Here you can see there are two types off finishes on a scarf edge. What Issa finished edge that you can beat on immediately, and the other type of scarf does not have a finished it so the beads would fall off of that edge. If we try to beat on the edge, we are going to treat both types of scarves the same way in this project. Just know that in the future, if you have an edge on fabric, you're good to go toe at the beat of French worker Word to be using mostly size 11 C beads . In this project, they're about the size of adult pencil lead. Did you know that not all surface coloring unbeaten are permanent? If you get certain colors wet, the color will come off. They are known as died beads, but if you think about it, a died bead cannot be died because glass is not porous to absorb to die. Therefore, it's a surface coloring. These air colors up beats that are always died beads. You're few shop. You're hot pink, your blue purples, your color lines and red beets. Color line bead is a B that is one color of glass, and then the whole is another color. This is not a permanent color, So if you ever are going to wash or dry clean ah project. You have beated. You must chest first to make sure that none of your beads are died, and thus when they get clean, the color will come off or dry clean. It doesn't matter where you purchased. Your beads are home that you paid for them. Some of a very exotic colors are died as well, so you must test your beats before you start your project. If you wanna watch the project afterwards, what you could do is take a bowl of water, add a pinch of each type and color of beads you might use in your project and let it soap for two hours or longer. Take the beats out and compare them to the packaging to see if your beads are died for beating on fabric. Just like any other job, you must have the right tools to be successful. I've put together a supply kid. I call be prepared because with the supply kit, you will be ready and prepared for all your beating on fabric projects. Some of the contents could be hard to find Inside beat prepared. Here's what you will find a beating cloth. So unlike beating off of hard surfaces, your beats will not run away from you. Is you pick them up with the needle must also have the right size of needles. I use a size 12 sharps for this project, making friends on the edge of a scarf. You must be able to run your needle and double threat through the same small bead at least two times. Some of the needle sold in craft stores that are labelled beating needles are too large for the small size 11 beads were going to be using. In this project, I highly recommend Sila my beating threat. It's a very strong nylon thread that's used by Taylor's to keep buttons on expensive outerwear. There are 20 colors of Silla meid available. When you decide on what color thread you're going to use for your beating project, you match the threat to the beads being used, not the fabric. In this case, wouldn't we use the beating threat and make friends on the edge of your scarf? The last beat on the edge of the fringe is where the threat is going to be. Showing. An exception to that rule is when you're beating on the edge. Small threats, such is beating threats to just will be visible on the edge of your scarf, so choose your thread color appropriately and finally, a needle threat er for fine needles is very helpful and threading the size 12 Sharps beating needle. 3. Lesson 2: Preparing the Fabric for Beading: Now that you know some particulars about the right supplies for success and this project, take a look at your scarf. We're going to prepare it. There are two sides to the fabric. One side is the right side, that it's more colorful, and the other is the wrong side, which is less distinct and less colorful. I am folding the scarf in half into a triangle, right sides together and after I'm sure the edges lineup, I will take some pins and start pinning around the two edges, that air now folded on top of each other. You'd want to space your pins about an inch apart. So when you take it to the sewing machine, your fabric does not slip. Go all the way around on the two sides and one inch apart. But leave a three inch opening. Were will need to turn the scarf inside out in a future step. I am now taking the scarf to my sewing machine, and I have stitched it all the way around the two sides of your triangle, leaving that three inch opening, put your hand inside and then start pulling the scarf so that the right side will now be on the outside. When you get to the points, you may have to take a pencil eraser chip and push in the corners. Also, it's now time to iron the seam flat and then rob the scarf back in place. So that seem, is on the very edge President place with a warm iron. You have a three inch opening, so turned those edges under and pin them in place. And then we're going to take. And so on the to lung edges, 1/4 inch from the edge. So here's a finished scarf. You can see that it's still drapes and it's flexible, but we have a night sharp edged to put our beating on. You've gathered your supplies and prepared your scarf for beating. If the next lesson, we will start beating fringe on the edge of the scarf, See you there 4. Lesson 3: Beaded Fringe: let the fun begin. It's time to start beating. I am using size six and size You love and see beats for my fringe, but you might choose to use some other slightly larger beads like faux pearls glass just Paul's letter glass beads. Be careful of your metal beads in your crystals. They tend to have sharp edges, so if you use them, you should put a size 11 seed beads on either side to protect your threat. To begin with, you can look at your scarf and see that either side is right side, so either side could be the front of your scarf. Take your needle on the same line and passive forward so that the needle a threat is exiting the very point off the front of the scarf. Once the deal a thread are exiting your scarf at point. Take a stitch through all the layers of the scarf before you add this fringe and every other friends, we're going to be making beat at friends. Note that the horse on a line is your fabric. Everything above the line is the right side of the fabric, where you're going to see the beads and everything below the line is the rocks, either fabric where the thread stitches will be what you will be doing. ISS, once you need on threat, is exiting the point you're going to pick up on your needle and thread of Roelof beats. The example shows three staff The beads in your fabric took the needle. Make a U turn and forget about the toppy but passing needle and thread through all the other beads and into the fabric, I'll show you with a demonstration using more beats than three. - So I have all my beads on my needle and threat. I'm pushing the last speed out of the way, taking the needle, making a U turn and going back through every bead in that friends until I get back to the fabric. The 1st 1 is always the hardest to do. It will get easier, so pushing, putting the needle and thread through a few beats at a time back to the edge of the scarf. Just a few more beads to go if you're threat, gets loops and that pull the loops out by holding the bead on the end of your French, as I just did and then continue with the needle passing through beads until you're back to the last one closest to the fabric. There we go. Let's get the extra threat out of there by holding the tip. All the French had one hand and pulling with a needle and thread on the other until the beads slide back to the fabric. Now I'm ready to take a hidden stitch in the seam about 1/4 of an inch away and coming out of my fabric. I'm ready to start the next French. I would suggest you started the point. It worked down and you're down to about 45 inches of double threat. It's time to make a secure ending. Not any kind of not. You know how to make that secure and then take the needle. Pass it through the seem so that you can hide your ending. Not after you clip off the excess thread with a new needle and a not you will hide the not so that you can start back up in the same place that you left off. You will notice that not all the friends look exactly like the other friends. That's okay, but you do want to adjust your threat tension so that very little threat is showing between the beads and that they dangle when they're held upright. Well, that's it. Now it's your time to do some beating on the edge, so go to your closets. If you confined a scarf that will work for this project, it fits blizzard, and you can't find a scarf in your closet, and you can't get out anywhere to a thrift shop or somewhere to purchase the scarf. Feel free to use the techniques. You learned it class on any type of fabric or garment that has a hammer finished edge. I'd love to see your progress photos and also your completed photos in the class gallery. My number one goal in teaching is to make sure that every student has a positive learning experience. So please upload your photos of your class project and process so that I know I have been teaching directly to you.