Blue beaded knitted purse

Links for Making Beaded Purses



Information Regarding Making Beaded Purses:
Mary Thomas's Knitting Book cover  

This is the one book I recommend that all bead and beaded knitters buy.  There is a wonderful chapter on bead and beaded knitting as well as all the information you will ever need on increasing, decreasing, casting on, etc.  The diagrams are excellent.

     
Bead Knitted Bags book cover  

Bead Knitted Bags: 10 Projects for Beaders and Knitters
by Julia S Pretl

This book features the historically rich technique of bead knitting - a method of knitting beads directly into stitches to create a dense but supple tapestry-like fabric, in the style of vintage antique beaded bags. With detailed instruction and sequenced illustrations, the author provides clear, step-by-step guidance, complemented by the 20 video tutorials on the accompanying DVD. Each of the 10 projects contains a materials list, detailed knitting instruction, and color-coded graphs of the entire pattern or a repeating motif. Each project has a unique strap, closure, or edging, and the author provides finishing suggestions and helpful hints throughout the book.

     
The Beaded Knitting Club.  This email group on Yahoo is a great place to share tips, hints, suggestions and creative ideas about beaded knitting. Talk about your frustrations and successes beaded knitting related. Everyone welcome.
     
     
Supplies to Make a Beaded Purse:
     
Purse Paradise  Beaded knitted purse kits, reproduction frames and beads.  Check out her brooch and earring patterns.  What a wonderful way to learn how to beaded knit!
 
Lacis   Reproduction purse frames, bead looms, knitting needles, instructions, this site has it all!  If you are ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, this fascinating shop is one you must visit.
     
Beadcats  A wonderful site for beads and information.  One of the few bead stores that carry antique size 16 - 24 beads.
     
Whimbeads   Offering a full line of beads and beading supplies.  Japanese seed beads, Austrian Crystal, Czech Glass, Castings & Charms, Findings, Needles, Thread & Misc. Supplies, just to name a few.
 
Coy's Delight  Beautiful purse frames newly cast from antique frames, kits, books, and other supplies.
 
Custom Designed Bags:
 
Picture link to Crochet N Beads   Crochet N Beads  Beaded purses for Today and Tomorrow.  Complete crocheted purses, kits or patterns.  All of her designs are original and all of her beadwork is hand done.