Re: [sig] beadwork
- 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