The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread
Using needle and thread, crafters of all skill levels can create a veritable greenhouse of beaded flowers from the patterns in this book. Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches, to create a brilliant bouquet of beaded flowers. Instructions for le...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Interweave Press
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I don't buy a lot of new books, except as gifts. I went to hear the author speak and got a signed copy from her. I have not made many of the projects in the book - just a few leaves and little flowers, but I browse through it from time to time to look at the beautiful pictures and get ideas.
Diane Fitzgerald is my favorite bead book author. Her patterns are wonderful and easily mutated, adapted, or otherwise wrangled with, great for learning but also full of good finishing tips for when you have more confidence. She has a wonderful imagination and is a great communicator.