Three Dimensional Beadwork
by Sigrid Wynne-Evans
Splendid! Wynne-Evans gives instructions that are not prescriptive but more suggestive. She trusts that the person reading her book is already at a high level of beadweaving expertise, and just guides one along. The ideas are stellar, the photographs adequate. Though there are patterns, they are presented as guidelines rather than rules, and there’s a lovely feeling of collaboration buzzing throughout the book.
Attempting a new thing.
I discovered a new book I need, just as soon as the budget loosens up. Fortunately, the author has put some of the basics on YouTube, and I’m looking very closely at what everyone else is doing with the book. Reverse engineering is fun! The stitch I’m learning is called MRAW (Modified Right-Angle Weave) and it’s so much more fun that regular RAW. It’s more stable, more architectural, the tension is easier to manage. I’ve only just begun. Here’s a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3cLFvltf-s that started me down this new thread path. Kate McKinnon is a genius.
I haven’t had this much fun beading since, well, since the last time I learned a new stitch.