Welcome to our first #whimsicalwednesday. The purpose of #whimsicalwednesday is to share fun stitches. This week's theme is FAQ...FAQ from my first TNNA trade show in Columbus.
One of the most commonly asked questions involved beading. As far as I am concerned, Brick Beading is the best thing that ever happened to beading. So, I'm here to answer the first question, "What is brick beading?"
Brick beading is the same as the Brick Stitch, with a bead and thread instead of yarn.
Simply thread your beading needle, come up from the back through a hole, string the needle with your bead, and return the needle through the canvas two rows up (on the vertical). Skip a row on the horizontal and repeat. When you complete the horizontal row, go down one row and repeat the same steps in the vertical rows you just skipped.
The second question was, "And how do you pronounce your last name?" (Trust me, it's not the first and won't be the last time anyone asks that question.) Yes, it's French and it's pronounced Leg - uh -ley. Just like cabaret, except with a leg and a ley instead of a cab and a rey.
I hope you enjoy #whimsicalwednesday. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see covered.