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raven99 | Posted in General Discussion on

I’m trying to find an article that was featured in Threads magazine. I’ve searched through my back issues and I’ve also searched through the online database but I can’t find it for the life of me. I’m hoping that someone here will be able to help me out.

The article was about embellishing with seed beads and it featured several garments, lingerie, I think. The beading was around the necklines of the garments and was very light and delicate. This is a very scant description, I know, but does it ring a bell with anyone? I usually bookmark articles that I may find useful in the future, but I didn’t mark this one because I’m not really into embellishment. Now I really want to find this particular article.

thanks in advance,
Marion

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    paddyscar | | #1

    Hi Marion:

    The index for Threads magazine is at http://www.taunton.com/cgi-bin/artresult-th.cgi

    Click on the above address and the search screen will come up. 

    You can do a word search, or if you click on any letter, you will see an alphabetical list of subjects.  Under the letter B, there are references to beads (9) and beading (31).  When you select either one of these, you will be shown the listing of the past issues where you will find these articles.

    Frances

    1. raven99 | | #4

      Thanks for your suggestions Frances. I did indeed search the index database for beads, beading, and seed beads (3 searches). Now that I have Issue 68 and the correct article in my hands (thanks to Sandy) I performed two searches using seed beads, and also beading, just to see if Issue 68 would come up, and it did not. Interesting.Anyway, problem solved, but many thanks for your post!Marion

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        paddyscar | | #7

        Glad you got the article you were after, eventhough it wasn't in the index.

        Frances

  2. FitnessNut | | #2

    This sure does ring bells....If we are talking about the same issue, it is a piece on designer Andra Gabrielle. It can be found in issue #68, beginning on page 28. Hope we are remembering the same thing ;-)

    1. raven99 | | #3

      Sandy, you are a goddess!! That's exactly the article I was looking for. For some reason it didn't come up when I did my search of the Threads database but thanks to your excellent memory I have it in my hands.Thank you so much!
      Marion

      1. FitnessNut | | #5

        Oh, I don't know about goddess, but thanks anyway ;-) Its amazing what we remember, isn't it??? (Not to mention what we don't.....)

        1. raven99 | | #6

          Actually, I was truly amazed that I got a response to my post. I thought it was a real shot in the dark that anyone would have the vaguest notion of what I was referring to, especially since I had the feeling that the article wasn't a recent one. As i said in my original post, I'm not really much into embellishing garments, but Gabrielle's work was so beautiful and subtle that it remained in my memory so much that I could still picture the article in my mind, just not the issue!You nailed it: your goddess status remains!Marion

          1. FitnessNut | | #8

            Gabrielle's work amazed me at the time the article appeared and it has remained one of my all-time favourite profiles of a designer to be published in Threads. Not only was she willing to share her incredible work, but to actually show us how it was done!!!! Such generosity of spirit is somewhat unusual in the fashion world (though not in the home sewing field). I've referred back to it numerous times over the years for inspiration myself. I would love to see more articles of this nature in Threads nowadays.Actually, I thought it may be a shot in the dark when I gave you the information, so I guess I just got lucky in interpreting what you were looking for! I'm not much into embellishment or "art to wear" myself - I prefer something much more understated and subtle, as you mention. I think anyone could wear the kind of garments Gabrielle produces, which may be why the article has stayed with me over the years.

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