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Bead Embroidery — The Lazy Stitch by arteesvida
November 12, 2006, 4:02 am
Filed under: Bead Embroidery

Ah, the lazy stitch.  The easiest form of bead embroidery and a great way to fill up large areas of space on a surface.  The lazy stitch is great for items such as wall hangings or art dolls that don’t get a lot of handling but can be harder to use on jewelry designs.  Because each bead isn’t stitched down individually it can be easier to have the stitches snag on something and get pulled out.  But for gentle-wear items (such as a little lapel pin) it can be a great option.

You start by bringing your needle up from the bottom of the fabric through the top.  Add 3-5 beads to the thread and push the needle back down.  The beads will lie flat against the fabric but won’t be tacked down securely so make sure you bead your rows close together so the beads don’t roll around too much!

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