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I am working on a wrap dress and was looking for sudgestions on how to stablize the boder in order to work on it.
Are you talking about a Delaware woman's wrap skirt (overlapping on right hip?) Do you mean
edge beading over appliqued ribbon work.
I have never seen beading covering the whole skirt or in place instead of ribbon work. My skirt was
made by Margaret Bird, who had permission to reproduce Nora Dean's "copyrighted "
Of course this was many years ago, and since I have not been able to get out to OKLA for the
annual Delaware Pow-Wow, styles may have changed to more modern designs. (I hope not!)
( MaryEllen Flynn}
Thank you for replying, I am abenaki so in that regard they are basically the same. I am trying to figure out how to create a stiff surface to work on as it is too thick for a hoop or regular frame;)
can you use an embroidry hoop to do it? They come in different sizes.
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/prod … D=prd12001
Oh you said it was too thick for a hoop, hmmm.
I don't do beadwork but I used to do a lot of embroidery. I have used styrofoam and cut two pieces to 'sandwich' a heavy piece in to. Also have cut the lids of heavy plastic (think five gallon bucket, those big ice cream buckets) either taping or pinning the fabric to itself. If that makes sense lol. It is a bit hard to work with. I'd suggest you take a look around your house and be creative. Think outside of the hoop! Good luck and welcome!
The best thig to use is a tear away stabilzer used for machine embroidery. If your wool is too thick for a hoop then that should be beefy enough to bead on without stiffening.
Otherwise a tearaway stabilizer like I said would be suitable, just be very careful when removing it when you are done. Oh, and be sure to use it as a backing. You can baste it into place.