Beaded Clover Fringe

a picture tutorial of a basic technique


Beaded Clover Fringe

This fringe is based on one I learned in Promenade's booklet. This tutorial shows strings of 24 beads (7 bugle and 17 seed) but any amount may be used, in any bead combination, in any length you desire - the variations are endless!

Fringe can be applied to your project directly or mounted (close to the edge) of twill tape, ribbon or piping, and incorporated into the project later.

1. Bring needle up through the fabric

2. String beads, making sure you have at least 4 seed beads at the bottom

3. Skipping the last 3 beads, run your needle back through the entire string

(running needle up string)

4. With the middle loose bead between your fingers, draw thread through

5. Pull thread until a "clover" forms at the bottom

6. Bring needle through the same point in fabric you began with.

Repeat steps 1 - 6 spacing the fringe 1/8" to " apart

7. If desired, secure fringe every so often with a "loop knot". To do so, catch a small piece of fabric with needle.

8. Pull thread until a small loop appears. Put needle through loop and tighten, creating a small knot




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