HNW - beaded mosiacs

Vanessa Packman packmanv at
Thu Aug 31 06:24:40 PDT 2000

Aha! A lady after my own heart! This sounds like a fabulous idea. I, too,
like mosaics, beads and cross stitch, and this would be a marvelous idea for
combining the three. I have done bead weaving on a limited scale, which
would give similar, and probably tighter, results, but this could be done on
larger projects. Please share what you find out about this subject.

Lady Morgana O'Seachnasaigh
Southeast New Brunswick, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: "Betty Herrington" <ciard at>
To: <H-Needlework at>
Sent: August 31, 2000 9:09 AM
Subject: HNW - beaded mosiacs

> Greetings everyone,
> I am new to this list and interested in pursuing a new embroidery medium.
> Can anyone give me advice on using seed beads on aida cloth or evenweave
> make a full cover beaded mosiac piece?
> I would be a complete beginner on this project but I have been doing cross
> stitch for several decades.
> What size bead for what count of cloth?
> How to make stitch to attach beads?
> Has anyone done anything like this?  I am thinking of doing a Byzantine
> picture of maybe Theodora or Christ. Also I would like to use my charted
> Celtic patterns to do a huge Egyptian-type collar to wear over my court
> tunics, and detachable cuffs.
> Can some cross stitch patterns be used?  I know I cannot do half stitches
> with the beads but some of my knotwork patterns would be suitable.
> Also I am a complete dolt when it comes to even simple mathematics -
> studies, language, and art are my strong points. Any advice or
> formulas for changing or adapting sizes in patterns would be much
> appreciated.
> Thanks for any advice.
> THLady Ciard O'Seachnasaigh, scholar, poet-laurate, artisan, illuminator,
> costumer, embroidress
> Ansteorra, Barony of the Steppes (Dallas, TX)
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