BEAD PACK ONLY with Beads & fabric.

Grey Chenille: Couture Hand Bead Embroidery

You can use your own beads & fabric to make this project or purchase a Bead Pack.

Colour: Grey

Size: 18cm X 15cm (7” x 6”)

Skill Level: Beginners & Enthusiasts.

This is a hand bead embroidery project. (Using a needle)


Chenille is a soft, feathery yarn beloved by many weavers & embroiderers, and it gets its name from the French word for caterpillar. The first chenille was developed in 18th-century France. “

In this project you will learn how to handle this velvety sumptuous fibre. Using a needle, you will create leaves in this stunning medium. Mixed in with ribbon embroidery flowers, ribbon loop work, beading & embroidery you will create a vintage looking piece perfect to use as a home interior accessory.


At a glance:

Fabric preparation for beading: Putting fabric onto a frame, Transferring pattern to fabric.

Hand Bead Embroidery: Starting and finishing techniques, Hand bead embroidery techniques, chenille embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, surface stitch embroidery, flat and dimensional bead embroidery.



You will learn how to put the fabric onto a frame, transfer the design to fabric, Bead embroidery on flat fabric. Starting and finishing techniques. Using a needle, create leaves in chenille, scrolls in satin stitch, cast on stitch, flowers in sequins & silk ribbons, single seed bead anchor, running stitch, whip stitch sequin rope-work and single bead stitch.



  • Materials: all beads, threads, silk ribbons, chenille needed to complete this kit
  • Needles: Beading Needles size 10, crewel needle size 9, chenille needle size 22, milliners straw size 8
  • Fabric: 1 piece of calico fabric, 1 piece of silk dupion fabric.
  • Dress makers carbon: for pattern transfer onto fabric


How it works:

Purchase the bead pack and instructions only kits separately

Step 1: Purchase, INSTRUCTIONS ONLY Digital file online: Download the online instruction booklet immediately & print in the comfort of your own home.


Step 2: Purchase a corresponding BEAD PACK. 1 x Bead Pack (complete kit of beads, fabric & materials to complete the project) will be mailed to you. Free Shipping offered world-wide. Beads will arrive in 2-3 weeks postage permitting.


You will need to supply:

  • 1 x 18” x 16” min roller bar / slate frame
  • 2 x meters x 3cm cotton webbing for side lacings
  • 2 x quick grip clamp 15” Irwin brand



Grey Chenille: BEAD PACK ONLY Silver Beads & silk dupion fabric

Color: grey
  • We supply the highest quality of beads and materials in our kits.These Beading Instruction Kits & Bead Packs have been exclusively designed by Karen Torrisi. Designs, photos & instructions are the intellectual property of Karen Torrisi and are not to be reproduced or used as teaching material without prior permission of Karen Torrisi.