Basically, instead of attaching beads one at a time, you scoop up several beads and then attach them in loops or strings or however you want...creating a very fun 3-D textural look to your canvas. I decided to create a small printed canvas with a simple flower that had the right type of center that could take some "messy beading" on it. Here's the initial drawing I created on my ipad, from a purple daisy photo:
Then after I printed in on 18 ct. canvas, I stitched it up with some zippy checkered (and padded) borders, some easy petal stitches, a fast "shadow stitched" background, and of course, the messy beading. Here's how it turned out:
And when I got done I thought, "You know, this would make the perfect summery cyber class -- not too big, not too hard, and not too long - for stitchers like me who want to try some messy beading, but don't want a really big project."
So here it is folks, my next Cyber Class called "Purple Daisy: A Messy Beading Project". Registration starts today, May 25th and runs thru June 30th. The cyber class will start the beginning of July 2013, and have 4 emailed lessons. Check out the details on my website!