Re: [spam] [sig] beadwork
are you couching down in between each bead?
--- John-Joseph Bober <jjbober4@...> wrote:
> Rachel Sampsel wrote:
> >I'm working on beading a dress and I'm running into
> a problem of the beads
> >forming a crinkly line rather than a straight one
> after I stitch a string
> >of them down. Is there a way around this? I've
> tried loosening my
> >stitches but they beads don't stay in position that
> way either - they just
> >sort of dangle like they ill applied.
> Actually, I've had similar issues couching gold
> thread to fabric. I've
> found that in my case it was because I was pulling
> the fabric (ground)
> too tightly while doing the couching. Loosen your
> ground fabric, and
> they should lay better.
- Quoting Rachel Sampsel <raelee@...>:
> I'm working on beading a dress and I'm running into a problemIn my experience there are a few things you can do to help.
1. It may or may not be period (I don't know), but it is effective: string the
beads on a fine wire rather than a thread before couching.
2. Do not use an embroidery hoop or frame. Let the fabric lie limp when
couching. Problems most often occur when the ground fabric is too tight, then
when it is released, the couching sags. When the ground fabric is loose, be
careful not to pull stitches too tight, or they will pucker. Tension is a
matter of practice, unfortunately. No matter how carefully I try to
you, my words may not help.
3. Make sure to couch between each bead, if you aren't already. A basic
know, but one that isn't always obvious to newer stitchers.
Kimberly A. Wajer-Scott