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  • charliemom
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    Beading material

    Originally posted by stater chick
    i think the crib sheet would work best!!!
    how does the crib sheet hold up on leggings? Seems that the rubberized material would get hot. Nothing like sweaty calves.
    I haven't tried them on mocassins. Seems like there would be a little tearing from the stress of dancing.

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  • stater chick
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    i think the crib sheet would work best!!!

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  • charliemom
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    Beading material

    Originally posted by jingle genie
    Crib sheeting or canvas... i like both...
    When I bead on Canvas I preshrink the canvas in hot water and then almost dry. When I iron it out I iron on stabilizer. This helps keep the canvas from shifting during beading. If it is a large project, ie cape or leggings, i kind of quilt it with long stitch length on the sewing machine.
    I had some bad experiences with felt. There are now 2 kinds, washable and nonwashable. Back 17 or so years ago there was only one kind, nonwashable. Fully beaded cuffs in floral design size 13 cuts. Cuffs were great until they got wet and then when they started to dry and the felt shrunk and the beads,,,sorry , sad day when that happened. Hard lesson learned. So now I am cautious with materials.

    Hey both of the materials hold up well!!! I prefer canvas for hard wearing items and crib sheeting for the smaller items. Just my preference as a beader.

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  • turquoise*schuy
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    I bead on lap pad, It's also called crib sheeting. You can find it anywhere it would be with baby stuff.

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  • Native_Huney426
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    wow your bluelay is beautiful I have tried using canvas and found it very nerve racking my needles break alot when I use it so I tried felt and brown paper bag thats works good

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  • Dulasiri
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    Hi! I've found that hands down the stuff that you line your walls with (before you put up wallpaper) if they aren't smooth works the best. I've been making fully beaded yokes/capes for years with this stuff and even after 13+ years of arduous use the yoke is in day 1 condition. It's cheap as heck- stronger than anything (will NOT rip) you can cut it like paper and sew on it like felt but it comes in rolls like wallpaper and draw on it and even use a sewing machine on it too- no straining or special needles too) this stuff looks like felt but is stiff it comes white and you can get single or double thick- it might be called reinforcing. This is a fabric-of sorts. if you would like to see some of the examples of the work I've attached my blue jay cape

    Great question... Never used (or heard of)crib sheeting-is this to put under the baby so the matress doesn't get wet?

    Hope this helps,

    Beth:D
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  • cree_iskwew
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    When you say 'pleather', do you mean vinyl? I usually bead my leggings and mocs on canvas and do my accessories (hair ties, cuffs, barrets, etc) on vinyl. Its easy to bead on, and it holds up pretty good too. What exactly is applique beading? I tack down every third bead, is that what you call it - applique? Hmm....just wondering, I know it as 'not lazy stitch'....lol. Everyone seems to have diff terminology for diff things....jus wondering! :)

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  • ~+~Heya~+~
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    For my outfit that I just finished I beaded on canvas. It works but it tends to "shrink" the farther along you get on your beadwork. I like beading on the crib sheets but another thing that works good is that pleather stuff. You can buy it at joann fabrics. Its nice because once you draw your pattern its really easy to see.

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  • oneidaNmenom
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    when i firrst started to bead my doh-doh told my grandpa so he made me bead on peice of manilla folder with a easy desighn, and as i got better he would let me bead on felt and then leather and now im pretty good. i guess whatever works best for you.

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  • jingle genie
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    i think that's the crib sheeting... do they sell it in the baby department??

    My G'ma beads on felt and she backs it with a brown paper bag... it usually hold up pretty good... she made me a lot of stuff back in the day and it still holds up...

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  • shorty-cree_gurl
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    umm i'm not too sure on what you would call it, i'm just starting to bead, but i'm guessing flat beading ??i'm just trying to bead straight on a material that would be strong and easy to bead on. there's this felt that's strong it's stiff and easy to bead on anybody know what it's called??

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  • n8tivechick
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    like what kind of beadwork are you doing???? applique, or another kind?

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  • jingle genie
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    Kewl, Good luck... :D ;)

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  • shorty-cree_gurl
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    thanks a bunch, i'm new to this site. but i'm like'n it already :):)

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  • jingle genie
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    yeah, you can get it almost everywhere, both are pretty strong but, the crib sheeting doesn't shift as much as the canvas... u might want to like go with the crib sheeting, then wonder under a piece of canvas under it just to make it do some double duty... i paid like $9.00 a yard for some crib sheeting at joannes....hope this helps... :D :D

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