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azseedbeader message #1
Help making a...
January 11, 2014 at 10:20:07 AM
 
Hi, I am new to seed beading and need some help, I am trying to make something 50 tall and 50 beads wide, how to I do it? I am using a 4" big eye needle, and 11/0 seed beads, but it won't go through all 50 beads... can someone point me to a thread or something on making a large seed bead design??? Maybe something on sewing them to make it bigger? Thank You. azseedbeader


 
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Re: Help making a...
January 11, 2014 at 7:12:09 PM  (in response to azseedbeader message #1)
 
Hi, I'm happy to help, but I'm not sure which technique you're using.  Are you talking about loomwork?  Or perhaps bead embroidery?  Smile

If the problem is that you're working with a loom and you can't fit all of the beads for a row on one needle, take a look at this video...this piece has over 100 beads in a row, and it looks to me like the beads for a row are threaded onto a long thread, then placed across the work and finally, anchored down to the loomwork in small groups, a few beads at a time from the looks of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdp7aJBmdDU

So if you're trying to loom bead, it looks to me as if you don't have to actually fit all of the beads in a row on your needle at once...you can add them with a long thread and anchor them onto the loomwork in small groups.  Smile

Please do clarify, as I'm guessing I'm totally wrong here!  I've only done off-loom techniques, so if this is about loomwork, I can't claim to be a big expert.  While I do own a very, very old loom, I've never had the opportunity to use it Embarassed, as off-loom techniques have served me well.  Smile


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azseedbeader message #3
Re: Help making a...
January 25, 2014 at 10:59:30 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
I am sorry, I didn't say what technique. Yes I am working on a loom... I haven't looked @ the youtube video yet, I will check it out! Thanx


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Help making a...
January 25, 2014 at 6:38:14 PM  (in response to azseedbeader message #3)
 
You're very welcome...please do let me know if that works for you!  Smile


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azseedbeader message #5
Help making a...
February 7, 2014 at 11:12:11 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Well I haven't made anything that big yet. But thank you for the link to the youtube video! That's was crazy.


 
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Re: Help making a...
February 7, 2014 at 11:02:13 PM  (in response to azseedbeader message #5)
 
You're very welcome!  So then does that resolve the question for you, I hope?  Smile  Looks to me like your needle can be smaller than the width of what you're beading on the loom, so no worries about finding a super long needle!  Smile


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