My quilted fabric bead obsession continues...
(Which is good, as they are now selling almost as fast as I can stitch them!)
I've been experimenting with different fabrics, quilting stitches and sizes...
Below are some examples of beads made from batik fabric,
( Yay! a great way to use up that stash I bough years ago!)
Here, on the beads pictured above, the quilting is done in short rows going around the beads, creating a semi textured bead.
Pictured above and below, I chose to do an all-over random seed stitch on these large size beads,
which results in a more textured bead, sort of like an old quilt would have.
(This would be fun to do with some vintage fabrics!)
And on the batik beads above, I decided to stitch the rows length wise,
which gives the least amount of texture, but has a lovely, kantha like look.
I repeated that straight stitch on these pretty pink Japanese fabric beads.
(I think they are so cute!)
And I had to try making some beads out of dupioni silks!
Love those colors!
That's it for now... I have beads to stitch!
Note: A Downloadable PDF Tutorial Pattern for my Quilted Fabric Beads is now available in my Etsy shop, here.