Monday, May 6, 2019

Beaded Picot Edging...

How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

I will often use a Beaded Picot Stitch
to edge my wool projects.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

You can use one single color or
a variety of bead colors to edge your projects.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

I prefer to do all my work by hand 
and avoid the sewing machine 'all together'.
This way of finishing allows me to do that.

A How To / Tutorial for the 
Beaded Picot Edge...








How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Beaded Picot Edge
How To / Tutorial

Gather your supplies:
wool fabric, sharp needle,
small scissors, thread, 
glass beads
(I will be using contrasting thread, beads and wool, 
so that you can clearly see the steps.)



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

To conceal knot -
starting between two layers of fabric,
bring thread to the underside of fabric.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Bring the needle to the front and make a single
Blanket stitch.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

For the first 'Beaded' stitch,
place three beads on needle.
(The only time you will add three beads
to your needle is when you are starting the stitch.)



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Make one Blanket stitch, 
taking needle to the underside of fabric.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

As you pull the thread through, 
it will form a small loop.  Slide your needle
through this loop, exactly as you would
for a Blanket stitch.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Pull snugly.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

You will then slide your needle through the 
third bead, in the direction from the edge of 
the wool and upward.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Add two beads onto needle.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

You will repeat the above process,
by making another Blanket stitch.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

After making a Blanket stitch with two 
beads on thread,
always remember to slide your needle
through the last bead in an upward motion,
before moving on to another Blanket stitch.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Add two more beads and
make another Blanket stitch,
taking it to underside of fabric.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

As you pull the thread through, 
it will form a small loop.  Slide your needle
through this loop, exactly as you would
for a Blanket stitch.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

You will then slide your needle through the 
last bead, in an upward motion.
 Continue this process.

When ready to end... take needle between
 the two layers of fabric.  You can then either 
knot securely between fabric or 
securely weave thread between 
layers of fabric to end.




How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

~ Beaded Picot Edge ~



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

My beads of choice for the Beaded Picot Edge 
are Czech Glass Beads size 6/0

You can use any size bead 
you feel comfortable with.
Always use glass beads,
as plastic beads can melt if
the fabric would need pressed.



How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Examples of edging...


How To / Tutorial for Beaded Picot Edging by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com at 'Blog'

Enjoy your day my Friends...
Rose

10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have always wondered how you did that to your pillows and other edges. Its wonderful. You know the last time I tried to use beads was before I had my cataract surgeries. I need to try it again. I just remember loosing the beads and not being able to find them. You make things look so easy.

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  2. Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for such an easy to understand tutorial.
    You are the best!

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  3. That is SO gorgeous! What a great idea, and it adds so much visual interest with such a pretty edge!

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  4. Great tutorial and solove the beaded edges! Janice

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  5. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Thank you so much for a plain, easy to understand tutorial. I can’t wait to try this.

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  7. thank you for sharing - great Tutorial, nice pics.

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  8. This is a lovely, clear tutorial! Thank you so much for the time and effort you spent to make it. I found it mentioned in Mary Corbet’s newsletter.

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  9. What a fantastic tutorial. I think I could actually do this. Thank you for the well thought out and clear presentation. Judy 😊

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