Modern Bead Loom Weaving

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Modern Bead Loom Weaving

Create designer beadwork that feels and acts like a fabric, using seed beads and a simple small loom.

Designer Caroline French introduces you to the basic techniques for using a bead loom, including how to finish the ends of the warp threads. You will quickly learn how to make a stylish piece of woven beadwork, for jewellery or more ambitious items. Along the way you will pick up the skills of decorative edges (such as the picot edge), making shaped beadwork, and how to attach various clasps.

There are eight easy patterns for bead cuffs and pendants, ideal to get you started.

See Caroline’s introduction to this book on YouTube.

ISBN: 978-1-906314-95-8 File Size: approx. 850Mb

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4 reviews for Modern Bead Loom Weaving

  1. Katie Dean

    I confess my old wooden bead loom has sat unloved and unused in a cupboard for too many years! But no more…Modern Bead Loom Weaving has inspired me to get it out again. And, with Caroline’s detailed and encouraging writing style, getting started is no problem. The videos demonstrating the techniques are so helpful, although the written steps and photos are beautifully clear on their own. I loved Caroline’s tips for correcting problems (after all, they do happen!) and the projects are beautiful, but also perfect for beginners and improvers like me. After reading this book, I feel armed with skills and inspiration to take loom work forward. So, it’s not just about completing these projects – I’ve learned a set of skills that opens up a new avenue of beading. If you have ever thought about maybe trying some bead loomwork, then this is the book to get you started!

    • Vivienne (verified owner)

      Many thanks for this detailed review Katie. We are so pleased that you liked Modern Bead Loom Weaving!

  2. Jane Horsfield

    I have just looked at the sample pages of this bead looming book for beginners. It looks inspiring and as someone who has never beaded in her life it looks well put together. I will be asking for a copy for my birthday. Well done Caroline.

    • Vivienne (verified owner)

      Thanks Jane!

  3. Carol Paris

    I have never used a bead loom before and, if I’m perfectly honest, I was a little intimidated by loom beading. My fears are clearly unfounded though. All I needed was a clear, friendly tutor and I have found one in Caroline French and her book Modern Bead Loom Weaving.

    I found the written explanations easy to follow. They are detailed but entirely accessible. Everything was supported by excellent photography and the inclusion of lots of videos of Caroline working made each process crystal clear as well as being fascinating to watch.

    The book is full of exciting projects which are achievable for a beginner and won’t cost the earth. They gradually introduce different skills as the book progresses, so you have time to build up your confidence as you go along.

    I was particularly pleased to discover that there are very useful sections explaining how to sort out mistakes should you make one (and let’s face it, we all do!) and also detailed explanations concerning the adding of clasps: something that is often omitted from beading books. Hints and tips like these make all the difference as you build your confidence in a new type of beadwork.

    This book will not only open the door to the projects within but will build your confidence and encourage you to go on and try projects of your own afterwards. It’s an accessible and inspiring book and the perfect way to begin your looming adventures.

    • Vivienne (verified owner)

      Many thanks for your comments Carol. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Modern Bead Loom Weaving. Caroline will be delighted.

  4. Dixie Hamilton

    If you want to do bead loom weaving, are a new bead loom weaver, or are even an experienced weaver who could use some tips, this book will be your new best friend!

    The instructions are precise and are accompanied by very clear photographs illustrating the steps described. Caroline does a great job of anticipating the questions that a new loomer will ask and the book is also a great resource for loomers of all levels.

    I am not new to bead loom weaving but even during the first read-through I learned several new things and was reminded of some tips that will save me time and frustration. I highly recommend Modern Bead Loom Weaving!

    • Vivienne (verified owner)

      Many thanks for your review Dixie!

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