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    Hello everyone!

    I recently started beading, I had just one question about material. I started beading on this felt like material that was white and since my cousin had gave it to me she can't remember what it was called, I've looked at different thicknesses of felt but I can't seem to find THAT kind. Is there a certain name for what I am looking for or is regular felt ok to use?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Welcome to your newest addiction! LOL I don't bead on felt at all. I use either medium thickness pelon or vacum filters for smaller items that will fit into a hoop or canvas for larger ones. The material may end up being baby lap pad. A lot of people use that and it's an odd thickness and feels kind of like felt (at least to me). I have never liked using it though. Just my two cents and everyone is different. I know some that bead directly onto thin cardboard.

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    • #3
      for smaller items i bead on margerine lids with a piece of felt over it, i have beaded on felt or velvet (which i prefer) backed with interface or beaded on hide.

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      • #4
        flet is ok
        Baby lap pad is washable

        I use Pellon its nice and stiff and my needles go through it like butter
        It comes in various thicknesses but I like the thickness that is more stiff

        As for backing i use whatever is at hand usually a pretty cloth pattern
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        • #5
          Indians can bead on ANYTHING!
          ...it is what it is...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
            Indians can bead on ANYTHING!

            Amen to that one!

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            • #7
              thank you for all of your reply's!
              and YES it is my new addiction lol I've been beading non-stop for a week and I'm already done with my practice hair tie
              and can i use any kind of beads? like size wise?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
                Indians can bead on ANYTHING!
                Originally posted by Wawasteka View Post
                thank you for all of your reply's!
                and YES it is my new addiction lol I've been beading non-stop for a week and I'm already done with my practice hair tie
                and can i use any kind of beads? like size wise?
                Bead size, in my opinion, is personal preference. I know some very very talented beadworkers that refuse to use anything smaller than an 8. To me, an 8 feels like I'm beading with a boulder. I like 11s, 13s or 15s. Any sizes in between there are good too. I use 9s sometimes on leggings to fill in the background but it just depends. The design usually dictates what size you need and you also have to make sure you can find the size in the color you need. Hope this helps you out a little. Feel free to PM me or some of the other guys and gals on here if you need some really personal help.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cherokeemom06 View Post
                  Bead size, in my opinion, is personal preference. I know some very very talented beadworkers that refuse to use anything smaller than an 8. To me, an 8 feels like I'm beading with a boulder. I like 11s, 13s or 15s. Any sizes in between there are good too. I use 9s sometimes on leggings to fill in the background but it just depends. The design usually dictates what size you need and you also have to make sure you can find the size in the color you need. Hope this helps you out a little. Feel free to PM me or some of the other guys and gals on here if you need some really personal help.

                  Thank you so much!

                  all the information is very helpful =)
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                  • #10
                    I use Pellon and an embriodery hoop.

                    I usually use 10s 11s and 12s. But I am working on a Hello Kitty accessories project for my daughter and I am using size 15 hex cuts and it is turning out pretty.

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                    • #11
                      I really enjoy using hide, but as mentioned in various threads, depending on wear and tear it can get ucky if exposed to lots of sweat.

                      Canvas is ok, and i will prolly be trying the pellon or vac. filter after some advice and tutorials from this board.

                      What kind of stitching do you enjoy?

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                      • #12
                        Yep, beading on buckskin is the way to go. While Ancient Ways was open here, I was spoiled with a nice, reasonalby priced supply of brained tanned buckskin. But now they're CLOSED down and I'm jonesing for a fix. Gonna have to go on a road trip to find some buckskin.

                        I did just buy a bunch of Pelon for sewing purposes, but may have to start beading on it. I'll probably use 2 layers with brown paper on the back and bond paper in the front and go to town on a PAPER SANDWICH.

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                        • #13
                          I do lazystitch for now, hopefully I'll learn some new ways to bead but for now that seems to be working pretty well for me.
                          I attached a picture of my beading so far =)
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                          • #14
                            There are tons of great tutorials on this site Wawasteka

                            Type in the bead stitch u want to know about it and chances are you will get 1-2 pages of threads that discuss it from the time the site started. :D

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                            • #15
                              good job

                              Originally posted by Wawasteka View Post
                              I do lazystitch for now, hopefully I'll learn some new ways to bead but for now that seems to be working pretty well for me.
                              I attached a picture of my beading so far =)
                              I've used hard felt,buckskin, and many other diffrent things.
                              Hope you have a big supply of needles.
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