Recently, I talked about mastering a new technique – bead crochet – and patterns available on the internet. Many patterns are available on the internet. However if one wishes to design its own patterns, there is software that can be downloaded for this purpose. JBEAD has bead crochet design software available. It can be downloaded here.
As for myself, I will have to take time to be creative and start designing my own, Africa inspired patterns, soon.
Talking about Africa inspired patterns. A great book I came across is “Zulu inspired beadwork” by Diane Fitzgerald. It has interesting, colourful patterns, tells about the history of the Zulu people and each and everything is accompanied by great photos.