28 July, 2007

June Beading

At the end of June, I took a workshop from Robin Atkins at Summer Seminar for the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild. She is running a Bead Journal Project on the web which started at the beginning of June. Unfortunately I was too late to sign up for the project so I am "unofficially" taking part in it. Here is my first project ever that I have done using beaded embroidery. I am hooked! I'm absolutely loving this process!

I took a fabric which I absolutely loved which happened to be a Chinese brocade with dragons on it. I started with the Chinese coin & worked from there. The number 8 is very important in the Chinese culture as it is supposed to bring luck. So, wherever possible, things were added or worked in multiples of 8.

3 comments:

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Gorgeous!

Grace said...

Wow... this is beautiful!

beadnik said...

Fantastic! I've been doing bead embroidery off and on for over 20 years and I think your work looks skilled and moving. Congratulations on becoming an 'official' BJP member!