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By Kathy Abbott

The craft of bookbinding has a protracted heritage and culture. It has built during the a while and is now having fun with a interval of renewed attractiveness and creativity. no matter if you're a newbie or a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh your reminiscence, this sensible publication introduces the thoughts with step by step directions and pictures. It explains easy methods to rework a number of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a e-book to be pleased with. For the more matured, the writer additionally covers find out how to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, specialist bindings.Topics coated contain single-section bindings; paperback and hardback; multi-section bindings; complete textile case, photo album, zone leather-based binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, and wrap-around constitution; boxes; section field, slipcase and portfolio case. Lavishly illustrated with over three hundred color pictures.

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ROUND 2 ●● For this round, did you cut as many angles as possible—at least six? ●● Did you cut the angles by cutting from seamline to seamline on each fabric? ●● Did you use a lot of pieced curves, mitered rectangles, and pie wedges? ROUND 3 ●● Did you cut more angles for Round 3? ●● Did you make sure the fabrics on the outside edges will show after the block is trimmed and the blocks are sewn together? Sometimes the outside pieces get very skinny. ●● Are the fabrics traveling throughout the block or project?

A shorter needle, called a sharps (I use a #10 sharps), is best for crazy quilting when only one bead at a time is sewn on. 50 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition Sewn Beadwork To make flower shapes with lines of beads, sew the beads on in rows, curves, or circles. On a long beading needle, pick up as many beads as are needed for the line. Let them fall down the thread and into position on the fabric. Put the needle down through the fabric at the end of the bead line. Come up at every second or third bead and couch between the beads.

Use beads in place of French knots to highlight stitches such as the featherstitch, cretan, herringbone, and buttonhole (see Stitch Dictionary). Two antique beaded pieces from my collection Good beads come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. ●● Opaque beads give off a soft glow. ●● Cut-glass beads reflect light like crystal. ●● Transparent beads sparkle. ●● Luster seed beads have a metallic look. ●● Iris beads have a deep, iridescent luster. Needles and Thread Beading needles come in a range of sizes and lengths.

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