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Beading Tutorial

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me as I chat with Sheila Stern for an afternoon of beading.

Sheila will tell us where to shop for beads, how to organize them, what needles and thread to use, how to set up a space for optimal success.  She’ll also show us some of her quilts and the stories of how and why she uses beading for added texture and highlights.

She will take us through how to add a beaded edge to a small quilt and how to bead to enhance a printed fabric.  You can use this technique on garments and accessories as well as quilts.

Read my blog post about the heirloom beaded garments Sheila made for her granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah here.

Video One

video two

beading video three

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  1. Deb says:

    Loved these videos. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. I haven’t beaded for years, but have a huge stash!
    Maybe time to do it again.

    1. Rachel says:

      Huge stash?? Time to get beading again! We would love to see what you make!

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