Beadwork on the canvas for beginners: brooch "Autumn, autumn ..."


Author: Yarina Yarilovets

Today, we will learn how to embroider beads on the canvas using the “Autumn, Autumn ...” brooch as an example. Embroidery on the canvas - it's very simple, but also fast and fun! 🙂

And for this we need:

1. Japanese Toho beads size 15, shades 10B, 83, 459, 457, 329 and 2. If you use other beads, then pick the shades yourself, you will need colors: dark brown, yellow, orange, red, green tea, yellow -brown.

2. Japanese Toho beads of size 11, shades Y301 and 162B (brown and yellow), we need them for a number of plating and fixing series.

3. Canvas, I have 14 Aida, but it is better to take smaller, 16th or 18th. Modern canvas is quite tough, so we don’t need the hoop, only the canvas.

4. A piece of white felt, a piece of thick paper and a piece of natural leather

5. One pin and 3 cm brooch base.

6. Scissors, thread (I always have polyester), glue moment crystal.

We will embroider with size 15 beads. For the basis, I took the outline of this ornament:

Removed all unnecessary and only embroidered leaf.

I take the outline immediately on the squares of the lined line, so it's easier to navigate. We need a piece of size 3,5x4 square. Canvas with a larger pattern are necessary because at the end we will cut the finished embroidery with the size of a millimeter by 2 more bead patterns.

And we begin. Mark up the scheme in a convenient place for you, closer to the middle. I mark it on the monitor with a player with a film that I listen to in the process.

We pass through the canvas from the inside, we collect the first bead of the series.

And from the inside out fasten the thread on the triple knot.

Go back to the front side and sew the first bead on the stitch.

We will have stitches in a half-cross, diagonally. The diagram shows the technique in a semi-cross.

We sewed the row to the end and sew the final bead again with two stitches.

The first row is completed, following the scheme, go to the row above.

And we sew the first bead of the row again by two stitches.

Remember this moment: surely we sew each first and last bead of each row into two stitches!

And we continue to embroider, beads should stand diagonally one above the other, moving along the outline, following the pattern, from right to left and from left to right.

Two rows made, now you can remove the line from the fishing line. I never remove it right away, it’s easier to find out where to start embroidery.

Pick up the line with a needle and pull out. Not all at once, in stages.

We continue to embroidery. As it comes to the protrusions in the scheme, we embroider the protrusions entirely separately, then you can always return.

And now our half leaf is ready!

We return to the middle of the embroidery, passing stitches through the cubes of the canvas. Do not be afraid, these stitches will not be visible.

We turn over the scheme, respectively, too, we find a row on it from which we started, orient ourselves, and continue to embroider a leaf.

And pretty quickly he is ready!

Wrong side:

Carefully cut out our leaf, leaving an empty canvas around the millimeter embroidery for two allowances.

Coat the inside out with glue.

Put on the felt.

And put the press under the minutes for 30. Longer possible, less - no. As a press, any weighty book is perfect.

Half an hour has passed, we take out our embroidery, we cut off the excess felt (I recommend to cut off all sharp corners in a slightly round shape, the thread will cling less). And we begin to sheathe, for this we need beads of size 11 shades Y301 (brown). We take the needle from the inside out to the front side, leaving the tail with the inside out, and sew the first bead.

And back the thread inside out, and there we fasten it with a triple knot.

We remove the needle behind the first hemmed bead, pass through the bead.

We sew two more beads, we try to sew them as tightly as possible to the extreme rows of our embroidery.

And back from the wrong side of the front side one bead back.

We pass through this first bead.

And we recruit two more and sew.

And so - two were sewn, one returned, passed through it, another two were dialed, one was sewn, one returned, passed through it ... and to the end, pressing this row as tightly as possible to the embroidered design.

The series is over, that's what we did.

Carefully cut off the excess felt, then we outline our leaf on thick paper.

Cut out the sheet and immediately cut it along the edge into a millimeter or two. And while we set aside.

And we prepare the skin for the basis of the brooch - mark the places where the sides of the pin will come from, cut holes.

And, too, while we set it all aside.

We take pin, we collect on it 13 beads of size 15 of color 83.

And, too, we are setting it aside for the time being, but not far 🙂

Paper lining we coat with glue. We place the pin in the center of the leaf from the inside, the pin we will have to depict the leg, we hold it with our fingers. The pin should be between the felt and the paper pad.

And glue the paper strip.

After that we sew the basis for the brooch, coat the entire seamy side with glue and put it on the skin.

After an hour and a half, you can cut off the excess skin and hem a fixing row. For the fixing series, we will take beads of size 11 with a shade of 162B (yellow).

And our autumn brooch is ready!

Based on the knowledge of this MK, you can embroider on the canvas things of any kind and size. For them, you can use both freely distributed elements of schemes for cross-stitching, and make your own.