Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today I will review another book from my Christmas gifts. It is The Beader's Bible - A comprehensive guide to beading techniques. I do not consider myself a beader in the tradional sense. I use beads mainly for embellishing on fabric so in that sense this is a book that I could have done without. I am not saying it is not a good book for tradional beaders as it is very well written, diagramed and the instructions seem very clear. It even has a section in the back for knitting with yarn and beads and crocheting with the same. It teaches all the various methods of beading including bead loom weaving and many off loom beading techniques. For any one interested in learning all the various techniques it would be a good book. For me I need more fabric embellishment and yet I know there are only so many ways to sew down beads on fabric that that is limited by your own skill. I would still give this a 3 in my rating system as I cannot say anything bad just that it is not for me.
Also when browsing thru old pics on my computer I came across a few of dresses I had made for Jenny and her doll. The ballet costume above was a kit I purchased that was an exact duplicate of the Boston Ballet costume. It was a fairly expensive kit and was a hard one to make. It even had boning in it that I remember. I used to do a lot of sewing but have goned away from the machine in that sense so this is something I would not want toduplicate again. Jenny loved it and I guess that is all that counts. If you look close you will see the Boston Ballet tag they gave to sew inside the costume.