Spinning with beads is such jazzy, dazzling fun. All those pretty glass baubles catching the light and making your handspun extra special! I get that you can string beads onto thread or yarn and ply it with handspun to get the effect, but always wondered how you’d accomplish it with singles.
I recently investigated and gave it a trial run. It was so successful and joyously fun that I thought I’d share.
You’ll want to select some pretty beads and a large eyed tapestry needle that will fit through the hole in the beads:
Pull off a staple length of fiber and twist and fold over the end in order to thread it onto the needle. Sounds impossible, but it’s actually surprisingly easy. Once threaded, pick up a bead to thread onto the fiber.