Christen Brown teaches embroidery, quilting, ribbonwork, mixed media, and beadwork in her best-selling books. With a degree in fashion design, she has shown her work in galleries and fashion shows all over the world. She lives in Escondido, California. For more information visit her website www.christenbrown.com
This very pretty project book is ideal for bead embroiderers..even if you are just a beginner.
It has a good pictorial guide to the stitches and each colourful design is simple but beautifully effective.
It explains the techniques used, which makes each project very easy and ensures a professional finish and a wearable or usable item. There are 125 stitches, but ribbon and buttons are also used to embellish the designs.
The author is a master of her craft, she has definitely inspired me to have a go. The instructions are simple and the layout for each method is easy to follow. There is a skill level guide, so you can start easy and progress through the book as your confidence grows.
I loved the bracelets, they are very Boho in style, and also very stylish.
Beading Embroidery can be used to decorate bags, make cushions, trim quilts and so much more. The pictures that are included are simply stunning. fabulous pieces of art that look absolutely amazing.
This is a beautiful book that I love and will use for gifts and ideas.-- Tracy Shephard * Postcard Reviews *
Prepare to be bedazzled by this sumptuous book! A hundred and twenty-five embroidery stitches are presented, designed to put a sparkle in your sewing. Illustrated throughout with beautiful colour photography, there are chapters covering designs, techniques and materials, together with a comprehensive glossary of the stitches and how each can be embellished with different beads to give many alternative effects. Eight gorgeous projects are included, with full detailed instructions. This is the perfect book for anyone wishing to enhance their stitching by adding a bead or sequin or two - when more definitely is more! Highly recommended.* East Kent Embroiderers' Guild *