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Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch

Sheila Root

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ISBN 10: 1535558067 / ISBN 13: 9781535558068
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016
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Title: Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Did you ever want to make a necklace with all the flowers, like the ones you see in the magazines, but didn't know how? Here is your chance to learn. This book takes you step by step through the process of making beautiful flowers in peyote stitch using just a needle and thread, no wire involved. All steps are fully illustrated with diagrams and full color photos. A refresher is given on traditional peyote stitch, however the designs can also be worked in two-needle peyote stitch or brick stitch if you prefer. Patterns include a Fuchsia, Rose Bud, Delphinium, Daffodil, Pansy, Wild Rose, Dogwood, Cattleya Orchid, Oriental Lily, and Hibiscus, plus two leaf patterns. The backs of the flowers are relatively flat so that they can be used in many applications including wearable art and decor.All the flowers in the book are original patterns not previously published elsewhere. They are not generated by computer software. The patterns are approximately life size and are designed for size 11/0 rocailles (round seed beads) with a few 15/0 rocailles added to get the correct curves and shaping. They could also be made in larger or smaller sizes by using 8/0 or 15/0 rocailles. The designs strive for as much realism as possible given the limitations of working with size 11/0 rocailles! Patterns use from three to seven colors.This book is not intended for the beginner who has never done any peyote stitch, however a chapter is included with instructions on doing all the techniques in the book as well as advise on selecting beads and thread, keeping tight tension, and other useful information.

About the Author:

Sheila Root is the author of ten other beading books and has been in the bead business for over twenty years. She has taught hundreds of students to bead in many different techniques. This experience with students has been transferred to her books to help clarify the instructions. Sheila has degrees in design and was a university professor, but wearable art has been her passion. Peyote stitch and bead embroidery are her favorite techniques. As a working artist in the bead business, she has sold thousands of pieces of unique jewelry. Now devoting her creativity mostly to designing and writing beading books, Sheila travels full time. Her thousands of photos of wildlife, flowers, and birds have contributed to the subject matter of her books.

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