Embroider the World


What is it?

This cushion cover was made in India using small glass beads to add colour and texture.

There are several ways to add beads to fabric. This picture shows beads sewn on individually or in small groups, in order to cover a whole area with colour and pattern.

Beads can be used individually, or in small groups to accentuate areas of a design or to decorate garments and bags.


How do I do it?

  • Beads can be sewn on individually or threaded in small groups.
  • If you have a string of small beads you can couch them in place.
Download our handy PDF guide to learning beadwork and all of the other stitches featured in this resource. 

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