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This is the other volume or companion book to Yasuko Endo's book: Berad Embroidery Stitch Samples. That one deals with the stitches.
This volume is Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples and it deals with Motifs.
CRK Designs is also named along with Yasuko Endo as co-author.
This book is a compilation off 123 embroidery motifs using beads.Quoting from the back cover (as usual):
"While there are a bevy of embroidery stitch dictionaries currently available, this book goes beyond basic embroidery stitches to full-fashioned Motifs."
The authors say that this book's instruction goes from very beginner to advanced stitcher. You should substitute the word *needlepoint* for every place, in the quote, that I wrote *embroidery*.
These ideas and techniques are right for needlepoint, with little adaptation needed and for a variety of thread types. If it will go through the bead, you can use it (although I do not recommend fuzzy or crimped threads for this).
The motifs in this book are wonderful. From simple to quite complex. They are just what they claim to be, Motifs with many possible uses from samplers to design applications.
The subtitle of the book is Embroidery, Crewel, Cross-Stitch, Mini Motifs & More. My addition to the list is Needlepoint.
The directions are clear, complete and not confusing (even for a terrible stitcher like me, if I can understand them ,anyone can understand them). For instance, for a Scandavinian Bird Motif with beads. There are 13 full color photos of each step along, a stitch guide and a full size template.
Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples-Motifs is a glossy cover paperbound book. The paper used is heavy weight paper stock.
First published in Japan in 2011, this is the English language edition published by Interweave in 2014. It has 87 pages and a picture of the author's cat (always a nice touch)