Gilding the lily: adding beads to brocade

How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.

From the article:

Brocade fabric on a Lady's Gown or Lord's Cotehardie is beautiful all by itself; but, for a truly magnificent presentation it only takes a little time to embellish your brocades with beads. It's lots of fun and easier than it looks. Most people are afraid to add beads to their garments because beading looks difficult and they are worried that the beads will come off. If you follow this simple technique you will find that it is both easy and very secure.