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Beaded fabric

A couple of months ago, I bought a beautiful piece of fabric from an artist friend who just got herself set up on Spoonflower.  We've talked about Spoonflower and other print on demand fabric services online before; I have experimented with having some things printed, but this is the first time I bought a fabric piece from someone else.

It was a good experience.  Elena Malec is the artist, and here is the link to her fabric called Rock Roses.  The fabric's colors are saturated and the fabric quality is very good.  I let the fabric sit around for quite sometime before I chose my first project...just a simple beaded piece that follows the colors the best I could.

1. Pick a swatch of the fabric and mark off the area you plan to bead.

2. Starting in the middle, back stitch size 11/0 seed beads in a spiral.

3. Finish the edges by turning them under and mount the beadwork. 

Shows you how to do the back stitch

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Elena Malec said…
A real cool piece of art, Cyndi dear! Great tutorial too.You are indeed very creative!Bravo!
Cyndi L said…
Elena, thank you! It's easy to do pretty beadwork when I've got such a pretty piece of fabric to follow :-)
Cherie said…
Again I learn something great from you! Love this project - it's beautiful.
Cyndi L said…
Aren't you sweet! Having a gorgeous foundation like this helped a lot :-)