Project

Bead-Embroidered Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I finished it. It took a long time (a few weeks), but it was somehow calming after a day of work. Like a meditation or painting a mandala. Making it really had some kind of spiritual element. It did feel like a form of meditation sometimes. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient.

What you will need

  • A prefabricated felted bag and lots of different beads

Q&A with HeikeK

julieanne690202 asked:
Gorgeous wow! this must have taken a lot of time and patience to complete
HeikeK answered:
Thank you, Julieanne! It did take a lot of time, but I really enjoyed making it. It was so relaxing after a day of work. :))
boochura asked:
Was all this bead work applied by hand? It is so similar to something that has been bubbling in my mind for years. I am not sure what was the original inspiration, but it did not include wool as a base. I would love more information on the process you used.
HeikeK answered:
Everything was applied by hand, but I didn't use the felted bag as a base. I used a very thin dark blue polyester fabric. First I marked the bag's contours with chalk (the kind you use for sewing) and stirche
drwebster asked:
wow so beautiful,such talent
HeikeK answered:
Thank you very much! It was a lot of work but really soothing.I loved making it.
Flora Peacock asked:
Wow!! That is a really beautiful accomplishment! Love it!
HeikeK answered:
Thank you very much, Flora!
asigola1937195 asked:
I would like to learn this embroidery so i can teach some of the Y9 students i teach.
HeikeK answered:
It's not difficult at all! I love Sherry Serafini's work and really like her books. And I've learned a lot from Kenneth D. King's book "Designer Bead Embroidery". It really isn't difficult but you need a lot of patience.