If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that square stitch is my favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitch. I know and use the other stitches, square stitch is just my favorite. However, looking at the gorgeous pieces in Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence book that all feature right-angle weave, it too is a stitch that definitely deserves some attention. Each of the bead-weaving stitches has its strengths and right-angle weave’s strength is its ability to result in beadwork that is very supple, with an almost fabric-like feel to it. Marcia DeCoster takes this strength to full advantage in the projects in this book especially those where the beadwork is woven around some sort of armature like in the photo above.
The books starts with the basics – terminology, tools, selecting the right thread, and how to do right-angle weave. It then progresses through chapters that tell how to use right-angle weave in various ways such as making ropes, covering armatures, embellishments, and making curves. The projects are gorgeous and well-explained. If you’d like a chance to win this beautiful and inspiring book published by Lark Books, please leave a comment in this blog post along with a valid e-mail address. The winner will be selected Tuesday 12/8/09 at 7:00 PM EST (GMT -5).
The book for this giveaway was provided by Lark Books.