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The Beaded Edge 2

More Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edgings and Trims

Nishida, Midori

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Beaded Edge 2
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"Add an exquisite touch to your work! A sequel to the best-selling book, The Beaded Edge, this guide teaches beaders and crocheteres alike how to add personal touches to a wide variety of fabric projects using gorgeous edges and embellishments. The Beaded Edge 2 explores Traditional Turkish oya, the delicate edgings for fabric--created using thread, knots, and beads. Designer Midori Nishida was fascinated by these edgings, and created a series of them based on traditional motifs of flowers, fruit, leaves and vines, and geometric designs such as scallops or stars. Step-by-step instructions for 18 edgings comprise the book, along with inspirational photos showing their use as trims for clothing, accessories, and home furnishing: everything from dresses, collars, pockets, cuffs, and hems; handbags, scarves, hats, and jewelry; and pillows, tablecloths, desk accessories, and kitchen linens. A section also discusses the history and traditions of Turkish oya. The Beaded Edge 2 combines rich Turkish traditions with diverse and captivating designs that you'll be proud to place on your pillow or around your wrist. "-- "Add the perfect bead-embellished touch to your designs with crocheted edges and trims"--
Publisher: Loveland, Co : Interweave Press LCC, 2012.
Edition: English edition.
ISBN: 9781596685598
159668559X
Characteristics: 88 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: CRK Design
Alternate Title: Beaded edge two

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Dec 03, 2014
  • Bright_Orange rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Both Beaded Edge 1 and Beaded Edge 2 are beautiful books. Delicate combinations of beads and crochet are used to trim a variety of objects. There is also information on the history of "oya" — Turkish Edging. If you've done beading from drawn diagrams, you would have no problem following the instructions. It would be helpful to know a little about how to crochet, but where there's a will, there's a way.

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