Ribbon Info

What to do with Ribbon
I have been talking about beading on fabric.  Here is a great way to try out beading on fabric. Try beading on some fancy ribbon and making it into some thing cool to wear.  There are all sorts of things you can make out of ribbon and beads.  I've added some of my fancy ribbon  on the the site! go here! 
Everyone seemed to be most interested in the barrette, so I've done some instructions to help in making one. The instructions came out a bit large for a Newsletter, so I put it into a Pdf that you can download.
PDF Click here!

Here are some links to the other stitching pages that will also be helpful.

The Brick stitch is great for adding to the end of a ribbon to make the necklace shown above. Click Here Use the steps below to add your first row of beads, then use steps 7 to 11 on the Brick stitch page to make the point to add a hook or some thing.

There is a whole page about adding fringe.  You would want to add the beads and fringe as shown below to ribbon or fabric, but the fringe page shows more good fringe tips.


The following information are clips from some of my newsletters that may help you with adding beads to ribbon.


You can do this on the edge of most any fabric, like the edge of a collar of a nice blouse.
It’s a similar stitch to what I use to finish bugle bands, and tops of beaded bags and such.
This is about Example # 1
1.) Make one stitch through the edge of the fabric.
Add 1 "A" colored bead. Catch the edge of the fabric again go back through the "A" colored bead.
2.) Add 1 "B" bead, and 1 "A" bead.
Catch the edge of the fabric, go through "A" bead just added.
3.) Add 1 "A" bead.
Catch the edge of the fabric, go back through "A" bead just added.
4.) Add 1 "A" bead.
Catch the edge of the fabric, go back through "A" bead just added.
5.) Add 1 "B" bead, and 1 "A" bead.
Catch the edge of the fabric, go back through "A" bead just added.

Just continue on until you have finished the edging and tie off your thread.
To do the second example, just skip step #4 in the previous example.
This can be done in a number of ways, depending on how many times you do steps 3 or 4.
 
 
 
Okay, if you want to add fringe to fabric! You need to first add a base line of beads.
See pictures!

(1) Make one stitch through the fabric.
(Hiding the Knot inside if you can).
Add 1 "A" colored bead. Catch the fabric, go back through the "A" bead.
Add 1 "A" colored bead. Catch the fabric, go back through the "A" bead just added.
Just keep doing that across the fabric as far as you want.
(2) Flip it over!!
Add the fringe beads for the first row from whatever design or pattern that you are working with. Skipping the last bead added go back up through all the other beads and the A bead on the fabric that you came out of. Go down through the A bead right next to it and continue adding the fringe across in the same fashion.
 
(1.) So you are going along adding the edging, and you miss putting in one of the “B” beads.
Fabric is not always forgiving when taking thread out. So instead of taking your needle off and undoing what you have done,
we’ll go around.
 
(2.) Add the “B” bead, go down through the previous bead. Do not catch the fabric.
Go up through the last “A” bead you added. Now you are back where you started.

Problem solved.

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