Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Post by bacg » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Hi, Everyone!~  
        Hate to keep harping on this, but I'm really in search of patterns for
loomwork. The best places I've found are Beadworker and Bead Fairies,
two great sources. But I'd really like to have a lot to choose from, and
as of now, my supply of patterns is horrible, at best. So, if you know
of any good sites (other than the two above), I could always use the
advice!
        By the way, check out the bead soap opera on the Bead Fairies web site
~ it's great!

--0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000--
--***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***--
--0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000--
        Have A Great Day!!!  ~Ciara.

 
 
 

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Post by BiddyK » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Why don't you try the needlework books.  A friend of mine has just started
using these for loomwork & the results are magnificant.  Does take a long
time to figure out which beads to use for the threads but I have been
extremely impressed with what my friend has accomplished.

Happy Beading
Cindy

"Life's too short for arguments."

 
 
 

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Post by CJ » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I've made some great bags on the loom using cross stitch graphs. You
just match up the bead colors to the colors of threads. The most
impressive one I made was using a sea shell in pastels, like yellow,
purple, pink, and mint green. It was unusual to say the least, but
person who I made it for loved it.

CJ

Quote:

> Hi, Everyone!~
>         Hate to keep harping on this, but I'm really in search of patterns for
> loomwork. The best places I've found are Beadworker and Bead Fairies,
> two great sources. But I'd really like to have a lot to choose from, and
> as of now, my supply of patterns is horrible, at best. So, if you know
> of any good sites (other than the two above), I could always use the
> advice!
>         By the way, check out the bead soap opera on the Bead Fairies web site
> ~ it's great!

> --0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000--
> --***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***0***--
> --0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000--
>         Have A Great Day!!!  ~Ciara.

 
 
 

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Post by Andrea Mordo » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Ciara-

I've found the best way to have all the patterns I want is to design
them myself!  The two sites you mentioned can hook you up with design
programs and with paper or use graph paper.

Good luck.

Andrea

 
 
 

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

Post by Russ & Debbie Bednare » Sat, 14 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> You want loom patterns - there are loom patterns coming out of the walls.
> Check out your local craft store and look for cross stitch magazines, and
> books.  You can get them used and in many cases on sale.  Since they are
> done on a square graph, they work great for loom patterns.  There will be
> a little distortion because the beads are not perfectly square, but I have
> done some and they turn out great!

> Aurora - The BeadAholic Quarterly
> an instructional publication for beaders
> The cross stitch/needlework books put out by Dover are inexpensive and have TONS of designs!!!  I've used folk art paterns from one of their books for loombeading and it was great.  The books I have from them are in black and white, soyou can do your own color planning.  I often use colored pencils for that.  Just remember, with needlwork graphs, the beads you'll be using may not necessarily be really square, so you will probably have some distortion of the design if done in beads.  Good luck!

Debbie