Beaded panel on Ouroboros fabric

What is Ouroboros? Ouroboros is one of the most ancient symbols, meaning the infinity of being: the alternation of creation and destruction, constant rebirth and death, the movement of the cosmos forward. The exact time and place of origin of this symbol cannot be established, but the name of the word comes from Greek. The sign of Ouroboros is a snake coiled into a ring and biting its tail; It was widely used in religion, alchemy, mythology and psychology, but it is still used today (for example, it can be found in Tarot cards and on some coats of arms).
 Panel of beads on the fabric
I decided to make a panel of fabric and beads with such a sign. I needed to work: - Fabric of light brown color; - Pearl beads (2 bags of different shades); - Small beads of white, yellow, green, blue, beige, purple and orange colors; - Beads large red, pink and green flowers - Beads pink, beige,white and blue colors; - thin wire; - thick cardboard or plastic; - blue PVC film; - needle; - polymer or instant glue; - scissors ; - Cutting pliers; - Pencil. Getting started, we cut a square out of the fabric and then, attaching it to paper, draw a sample with a pencil.
Panel of beads on the fabric
The inscription" Ouroboros "can be composed of Greek characters:
 A panel of beads on a cloth
First we decided make a canvas of two layers of fabric, counting on the fact that the framework will be made of sufficiently strong material to keep the shape. But in the course of the work there was no durable material, and we used plastic for the framework. Taking a plastic sheet, we cut it into eight parts of different lengths:
 Panel of beads on the fabric
Next, we take a self-adhesive PVC film and wrap it with four of the cut strips:
Bead panel on fabric Every strip is enough pasted over from the frontsides, after which the back side of the strip will need to be glued together in the shape of a square. Next, we proceed to embroidery from beads. For sewing, we use copper wire and a needle, and for embroidering an image we took small pearl-colored beads:
 The panel of beads on the fabric
Three hoops with locks can be added to the neck of a symbolic snake. This will mean that the life cycle is not simple: all living things are born in torment and in martyrdom they perish. After making an embroidery of a snake, we make up an inscription:
Panel of beads on fabric
When embroidering with beads, in order to make the first stitch, we insert a needle with wire, then we collect the right amount of beads on it and, having calculated the distance, we draw a wire with a needle through the fabric and tie it at the back both ends of the wire. If the wire ends, it can be tied to a new one, only on the reverse side and carefully: the knots formed when tying can interfere with the advancement of small beads, and if the wire is strongly pulled,then distortion of the rows of weaving with beads and fabrics will appear. Next we decided to take a file cover for the work in order to make the craft more resistant to water and dirt (dust):
 Panel of beads on the fabric
We sewed a cover on the edges of the crafts:
 Panel of beads on fabric
But this cover has reduced the brightness of the crafts and its beads faded, but we noticed not immediately. When we had a thick cardboard, we made it a canvas for the back side of the craft:
 A panel of beads on a fabric
We glued the work with this glue to this canvas:
 A panel of beads on a cloth
Next to the front and the backs of the crafts, we decided to glue the plastic frames:
 Panel of beads on the fabric
 A panel of beads on a cloth
After that we decided to remove the file cover,and the panel became more beautiful:
 A panel of beads on a cloth
After some time, we decided to replace the dark frame with a light frame made like embroidery, from beads, but in the form of berries, sheets and flowers, also in the technique of parallel weaving. It is not difficult to make such decorations, but you can learn about composing similar figures in the article about the “Heart” decoration made of beads on a stand:
 The panel of beads on the fabric
Now our panel is ready:
 Beaded panel on fabric
Sincerely, Vorobyova Dinara.


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