Beaded work

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Beaded work

by Ensley » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:36 pm

I have just finished my second beaded cross stitch Christmas stocking for great-grandson #2. Some of the beads did not want to lie flat but instead ended up with the holes facing up. What causes this?
 
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Re: Beaded work

by Serinde » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:07 pm

How annoying! I generally put two stitches through beads. So, if they are to sit horizontally, it will form a regular cross-stitch through the bead, and that usually keeps them upright. (I'm struggling to remember how to stitch it properly when the bead sits diagonally.) Obviously need a cuppa... :tea:
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Re: Beaded work

by nannyrainbow » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:21 pm

First I put one stitch of both strands through hole, the next stitch I put one thread either side of the bead, coming back the other way, before putting it in the fabric. they stay upright that way or should do.

Several years ago when I took x st up again I got Royal School of Needlework beaded Xmas ornament but it was so pretty I made it into a pin cushion. Loads of beads, took ages but pleased with result, that's why I did not want to put it away, only seeing it at Xmas.
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Re: Beaded work

by Ensley » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:08 pm

Thank you ladies. My project turned out so very cute even with cattywompas beads. Most of them are laying properly and I don't think anyone else will notice the other few that are not. Merry Christmas!
 
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Re: Beaded work

by Squirrel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 pm

:wave: Hi Ensley and Welcome to you from coolish Brisbane. I am so glad to know that the finished piece looks great and it would be lovely to see pictures of it - we love pictures of our friends lovely stitching.

Merry Christmas back at you too but I do wish the days would slow down and let me get ahead.:)
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Re: Beaded work

by Serinde » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:53 am

Sometimes a judicious flick with a fingernail or needle helps... 8) And we need a photo now, you know!! :camera:
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