|Hoop 1 Morning Efforts|
Jo Ann said one of the places she took her inspiration from was from Embroidery Stitches. She said that any Embroidery Stitch can be adapted for use with beading techniques. Many of the pieces she showed had crewel embroidery as well.
|We learned how to combine the beading|
stitches and how to augment our
quilts by looking at her beautiful
embellished art works.
|Peggy working on her hoop.|
|Jan working on her hoop|
|Closeup of |
|Buttons and Flowers|
|Graham added a scissor and thread|
|This was a large flower that Graham beaded on her quilt. Jo Ann had a very interesting technique as well. She would bead a piece of material and then put it on a covered button which would give it added relief. One of the techniques that Jo Ann used that I found fascinating was to feature large cabochons, (polished stones) in her art quilts and then use wool or thread to fasten them on her piece. If you can imagine how some jewelry makers used metal to hold their cabochons in place, that's what Jo Ann did with thread.|
|Potpourri of beads, buttons,|
embroidery stitches, Flores,
|Graham uses the lace as inspiration |
for placing the beads.
|Karen Preston brought her Sea Shell quilt to work on.|
Karen told us all about a great new product called Pilot® FriXion® Erasable Gel Pen. The markings will disappear if heat is applied like a blow dryer. If you want the markings back. put your quilt in the Freezer. ( I believe that is what I heard her say - Who Knew?).
This product is available from office supply places :
|Karen Preston added beads and sequins to her quilt. The starfish is star studded.|
Jo Ann recommended these three books if you could only order 3.
Van Horn, Larkin Jean, Beading on Fabric, Interweave Press 2006
Eha, Nancy Bead Creative like Crazy, Creative Visions Press 2009
Eha, Nancy, Bead Creative Art Quilts, Creative Visions press, 2006
Bead Source Recommendations made by Jo Ann Amidon
Blissful Beads. Linda Bruce, Lexington, SC 803-760-8821
Jo Ann graciously allowed me to take some pictures but requested that her work would not be posted on the Internet. I asked her as I was taking her picture with the sunflowers ... if I could put it on my blog and she said yes.
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