Beading Tips

Beading--you love it or you hate it. And to make things confusing, there are a number of ideas about techniques, needles and beading thread. For beading thread I may use clear beading thread, silk treated with beeswax, Nymo or C-lon beading thread. For this project I used mostly clear beading thread.

Needles are also a matter of personal preference. When I first started adding beads to my needlepoint I only knew of the long needles. These tend to bend into a curved shape and can result in bad language, but they do have a job to do when you are beading straight lines.

My favorite needles are the Bohin size 10, but many stitchers prefer a size 28 Tapestry needle.

So, here in photos, are how long needles can give a much better result for straight bead lines.

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