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It is important to remember, when seeing the titles of so many of these books that Embroidery and Needlepoint are right next to each other. Most of the techniques and ideas for Embroidery work very well for Needlepoint and the reversed.
If you are stitching on canvas or fabric , it does not make that much difference.
Quoting from the dust jacket flap
"Angela Thompson's book looks first at the origin of beads of all types, including not only glass, clay and shell beads but also pearls, beetle's wings and shisha work."
The author then describes methods for applying the many different types of bead, with clear working diagrams. The various embroidery techniques which can be combined with beads are explored includsing stitchery, canvas work, needleweaving and drawn thread.
Most of the pictures in this book are black and white, there is a section of full color pictures and they are very fine.
There are also some small projects to stitch. Embroidery with Beads goes deeply into the history of bead work, and discusses every espect of it, in detail.
The instructions seem clear, I was able to follow them which is something of an *acid test* since I am not all that knowledgeable about bead stitchery.
This is a new hard cover book first published by Lacis Publishing in 1987. This is the 1990 re-print edition. It has 120 pages.