This easy-to-follow book features over 20 designs for beautiful beaded knitwear, as well as a collection of beaded borders that can be used to liven up existing garments or as pretty edgings for home accessories.
Choose from wonderfully tactile sweaters, wraps, hats, scarves, bags, cushions, and throws, and discover new ways to combine colour, pattern, and texture.
All the necessary stitches and techniques are demonstrated with step-by-step photographs, from calculating how many beads you require and threading them onto yarn, to working decorative and textural stitches and changing colours.
Each featured design includes clear pattern information, tips on skills particular to that projects, and a list of all the materials that you will need.
Jeanette Trotman specialises in funky, cutting edge accessories that challenge the traditional concept of hand knitting. She enjoys combining her passion for colour and texture with a flair for embroidered and beaded embellishment and she currently works as a design consultant for Rowan/Jaeger yarns. Jeanette also runs her own business, DuppDupp, designing and making accessories for fashion and home.
Prelims Introduction Tools, Techniques and Finishes Pots and Planters Seating and Eating Designed for Water Divisions and Doorways Real Houses and Play Houses