Terri Gable is the owner of Studio Baboo® "A Big Little Bead™ Store" located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Terri loves to help her customers choose their beads, work out their designs, perfect their techniques and see their finished projects! Studio Baboo opened for business on Thanksgiving weekend 1998 in a 300 square foot boutique in the historic downtown area of Charlottesville, VA. Studio Baboo® quickly outgrew what our customers fondly called “the bead closet.” Even though we are now in a much larger store, we strive maintain that little store personality.
We stock a full selection of all types of beads, from our 20' wall of gemstones to our 20' wall of glass beads to our extensive selection of Japanese and Czech seed beads! Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearls, findings, books and tools round out our selection. We are always pleased when visitors tell us Studio Baboo® is the nicest bead store they’ve ever seen.
We have a continually changing schedule of classes offering everything from basic bead stringing to off loom stitches to wirework. We specialize in supplies for French beaded flowers and host the 3-day Fabulous Flowers seminar in the fall each year, which attracts students from all over the United States.
Beading Basics-Correcting Mistakes & Adding Thread
Terri Gable, owner of Studio Baboo, demonstrates how to bead including how to correct mistakes and add thread.
Terri Gable: Hi! I am Terri Gable, owner of Studio Baboo, a Big Little Bead Store. In this clip, I am going to show you how to add a new thread, how to correct mistakes and how to weave in your ending thread when you are all finished with your project? Sometimes you will find if you have made a mistake, either you took a stitch that didn't lay right or is wrong or you have got the wrong bead. You might be inclined to stitch back with your needle. But that is not a good thing to do. This is a multi-stranded thread and you can actually pierce the thread and stitch through it. You can see how I have actually caught the thread and that just makes quite a mess and it is nearly impossible to get out. The easiest thing to do is unthread your needle. So take the thread out, gently pick up the beads and there you can see it's just coming loose. Then just pull the thread out. Slide the beads off. Work you way back to your mistake. And there we go. You are ready to rethread your needle and continue. At some point, you will run out of thread and you need to add a new thread to your work. Simply prepare a needle and thread as you learn how to do in the introduction. Take your paste and with the new thread, we are going to start down a few rows from your stitching thread that you are using now. We are going to catch under one bead. Pull it through and leave a little tail. The point is to work the thread around in a circle and then up towards the bead from which your old thread is exiting. I am going back and I am going to come down. So you can see I have gone around in a circle. My thread is now going back into the bead that my tail was exiting from. And now you can see you can pull on that pretty firmly and it is not going to flip. Now you are going to simply work your way up to your current stitching thread. You want to pull that snug and the thread will pop right down between the beads, so that your needle is coming out of the bead hole where your current thread is exiting. You will now take the old thread. I am just going to come down. You never want to go back through the bead that your thread is coming out of. I am going to pull that through. And now I am ready to--, I am going to stitch over may be one more bead and I will again stitch this thread around in this circle in a circle pattern. And then down through a few beads. And then eventually I will, and then you will cut off those tail threads. When you are finished with your piece, you will have to stitch in the tail thread, that was the tail that was exiting when we started. You have to stitch that back into your piece also. Again, you are going to stitch through. You are going to work your way back into your piece. You are actually going to work your thread in a circle pattern. So you are going to come up and around and back on the thread and what that does is it secures the thread so that it won't pull out of your work. You can see that your new thread, if you tug on that, it is not going to come loose and it is not going to pull out. So if you don't follow a circle pattern, sometimes you can pull on that thread and it will slip right out of your work and that's how we add new thread, fix our mistakes and weave in our excess thread when we are finished with the piece. That concludes our video on basic beading. Thank you for watching.