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cross stitch with beads
Mon, Aug 13, 2007 1:31 AM
Posted by Jean
Hi, Am looking for help when stitching with beads. I am stitching L & L fairy grandmother and there are two types of beads. Do I use the closest colour of floss to the beads?
Has anyone else stitched this chart and can help me?
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    Reply from  Anita
    Monday, August 13, 2007 4:47 AM
    I have stitched a few projects using Mill Hill beads and I match the floss to the beads. I would recommend the book "Beaded Cross Stitch Designs since it offers tips on how to use beads and has quite a few patterns also.

    Anita Go to top

    • Reply from Jean
      Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:31 AM
      Thank you Anita, I will have a look for the book, it sounds very interesting and will be a big help.
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    Reply from Karen M
    Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:24 AM
    Hi Jean,

    I do quite a few Mirabilia designs, which are heavily beaded. In the past, I have used floss the same color as the fabric upon which I am stitching. Some people do match the bead to the floss as Anita stated. However, now I use Wonder Invisible thread. You can also buy Nymo thread (I believe you would want to use 00 in this thread). They are a little harder to work with but once you get the hang of them, they work out nicely. You should be able to find these in any needlework shop.

    Good luck! That design is beautiful when stitched, so keep on stitching! Go to top

    • Reply from Jean
      Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:33 AM
      Thank you Karen, I will try and find these threads. I live in Australia and have to admit I havn't seen them over here, but I am sure that someone will have them. Go to top