|Beaded Batik Cuff|
Unfortunately this is one of those projects where I got carried away and didn't take many notes. So all I have a quite a few detailed photos to show.
I hope you will this pictorial journey on beading on batik.
Some tips on making Beaded Batik:
- using authentic Batik fabric as a base helps :)
- the more uniformly shaped your beads (per color) - the neater the lines. Hence using brand beads like the Japanese Miyuki seed beads is a good
- it helps to have some kind of stiffener as part of the cuff. I had my stiffener as part of my front so that the beading goes through that as well. That also gives a firmer base to the beadwork.
- ensure you have enough fabric so that the backing is all in one piece and is only folded over and neatened after all the beadwork is complete
- my press studs (happily suitable and easy when working with fabric) is also sewn on before the back in folded and neatened.
- use fabric protection against dirt and stain
- batik fabric
- Japanese and Czech seed beads (11/0 and 15/0)
- Swarovski sew-on stones