Friday, July 15, 2011

Didn't Work Out

I made the bag and started to sew the beaded embellishment on, but the warp thread began to give wan and the beads came loose. To say that I was disappointed would lack definition of what I was really feeling. I haven't touched it in over a week and I can't save it so... I have to think of a way to keep it from unravelling before I cut it off the bead loom. I'll be experimenting with a small piece and see if I can hemstitch a border or weave thread between each bead pass. Not sure, but it's a new challenge to figure out.

Oh well it's a learning experience no matter how annoyed I am for the fact that it didn't work.


Pandula Arts Creations said...

Bare minimum I would have put knots in the warp fringe next to the beads. However, I must say that this is why I don't bead weave. Figuring out what to do with the ends stinks. It is exactly what made me switch to regular weaving.

I am so sorry this is how your project turned out. There is lots of info out there on options for finish work on bead weaving. I hope you find one that suits your needs. Hmmmmm....thinking maybe that is why the American Indians sew the beads to leather or fabric????

The bands are great and so is the beaded piece. Hope it goes better next time.

Delighted Hands said...

Being a seamstress before I learned to weave, I would say back the beading with either several layers of organza or to something like ultrasuede and that way you secure the weft and warp at the edge and give them support-lots of stitches but it would be worth it to save your work!

Judy said...

So sorry to hear that your project didn't turn out the way that you wanted it to.

Benita said...

How about doing a hemstitch on each end like with normal weaving?