It was a sad day back in 2021 when Kalmbach Media ceased producing new books and shuttered the Bead and Button shows as well as their magazines. The pandemic accelerated the trend to digital publications. But luckily for us, there are still beadwork designers who have forged ahead with their own self-published books, thus serving that void.
Many beadwork and other craft enthusiasts prefer books as they are often good reference tomes to have around. No internet needed either!
It is a beautifully produced book focusing on botanical elements – flowers, leaves and even some of a garden’s denizens like dragonflies and caterpillars. What Patricia does is to teach readers how to construct many common garden favorites. She starts with basic stitch instructions and moves on to the detailed steps on how each flower, leaf or insect is formed.
The diagrams and instructions are clear. As you can see from the Contents pages, she indicates which bead stitches are used. Very helpful if you favor one stitch over another!
An absolute delight for gardeners, nature lovers and beaders alike!
This PDF giveaway is international. If the winner is from the US, he/she will be given a choice of either a PDF or a physical book.
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It ends in a week’s time at 6 pm EST Monday, May 2, 2022. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don’t have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!
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