Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shwe Chi Doe Tapestry

      Bead/Sequin embroidery is a type of weaving that uses a needle and thread to stitch beads/sequins to a surface of fabric, suede, or leather.
      Bead embroidery is an embellishment that does not form an essential part of a textile's structure. In this respect, Kalaga embroidery differs from bead weaving, bead crochet, and bead knitting. Woven, knitted, and crocheted beads may be attached during fabric production, whereas embroidered beads and sequins are always added upon finished fabric.
      Traditionally, bead embroidery has been used on clothing and decorative textiles. It may be used in jewelry with the addition of structural supports such as bracelet bands. Other clothing accessories such as belt buckles and handbags can be embroidered with beads, and household items such as pillows or boxes may be embellished with bead embroidery. When used with hard surfaces, bead patterns are measured and planned with seam allowances and attached after embroidery by means of glue or epoxy.
      Three basic methods may be used to embroider with beads or sequins: individual elements may be sewn directly onto fabric, or several beads/sequins may be run through a needle before running through the backing, or else a line of threaded beads or sequins may be laid upon a fabric and secured with couching stitches.

More Links to Burmese Bead Embroidery: Kalagas - Burmese Bead Embroidered Tapestries * Pictures of Kalagas * Kalagas *

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