As i have just mentioned above, i learnt LEVEL 1 technique, which composed of eight motives altogether which are:
Since the class was taught in Malay, i choose to let the names the way they are which are in Malay although i'm explaining in English because i'm sure its not gonna harm your understanding..
First I would like to give you a few facts and tips whenever you wish to start sewing beads.
I'll start with the first one..lets have a look at my first trial...
Just ignore the white thread which comes 'out of the blue'..haha
You must have seen this motive sewn in clothes normally on traditional attires.. and also for tote bags as well.
This motive just require easy steps to make it.
TIT BIT TIPS FOR THIS FIRST MOTIVE
• For training purposes, you may just use the usual sewing thread.Otherwise, for a serious work, you should use a nylon thread for it gives a beautiful look on your work and the effects are more impressive!
• For the beads, I suggest you to use the round beads because it gives a nicer touch on the motive rather than the cylindrical beads because the round beads are more suitable.
• Ensure the beads you are sewing are really close to each other.
• Make sure the thread you are using are the same colour as the beads.Unless for creativity purposes, there's just no limit to it!
As you can see, i tried to do it in 2 ways.One a little bit far from each other, another way I sew it in groups.Well the way you sew it is up to you, as you wish..just SPRINKLE!
TIT BIT TIPS FOR THE SECOND MOTIVE
Usually, for fabrics which are sewn with beads, it is not advisable to wash with the washing machine as it will spoil the beads sewn.Because why?It is because the beads are not strongly sewn on the fabric.So here's a technique for a stronger and durable sewn beads.
• After you have done with the first bead,(after you already get the needle again at the back of the fabric),insert the needle back to the first point you first sewn at the begining, and then, so it back again at the same spot to the back.You can refer to the below diagram for better understanding:
*representing the point of inserting
Before i write the steps, I just want you to ignore the number of beads in the rows because it happened that I got it wrongly.Just follow the steps below.But as you can see this JAHIT PIRAMID motive looks kinda curvy at the base.Actually when you are sewing this you just dont put it that way, you just sew it horizontally straight with enough thread tension.The curve appear naturally when your pyramid is done...it kinda happens just like that.
Note this:The motive is at the upper part.
Can you see the word 'correct pintal'? To be honest i made a few mistakes at the beginning.My bad because i didnt pay attention.But then i got it right as soon as i asked the teacher back again.So the moral of the story: Always pay your attention or else the simple thing could become the hardest one.
TIT BIT TIPS FOR THE FORTH MOTIVE
• As a beginner you are advised to draw a straight line before started sewing the beads so that you will get the right motive done.Otherwise, it might not turn as twisted as it looks,it might just look straight and turning into other motive!
Note this:The motive is at the bottom.
For this motive i'm using 4 cylindrical beads as been instructed by the teacher.But you may use the number of beads between 4 to 8.
TIT BIT TIPS FOR THE FIFTH MOTIVE
• For this motive, based on the steps that i learnt, I suggest you to start sewing the beads from the right.
Haha..it looks like a pair of crooked legs!
The steps are divided into two which is the first layer and then the second layer.
This is mom's favourite.
For this motive you only need 2 colours, otherwise you may not manage to see the effect.
These steps are also divided into two layers
I hope you could go with these haywired instuctions..Josh I just need to improve my writing skills..
And I hope that you could spend sometime trying this out..its easy and..simply addicting..
All the best!