I attempted a modification of “miura” stitching in one of my iced aqua pieces. In traditional miura, a crochet-like hook is used to pull and loop tiny sections of fabric to create a dotted texture.
For this piece, instead of using a crochet hook, I used small pearl-like beads, stitching them to the fabric, thinking that the bead would act as a resist.
The results were interesting, but not as evenly resisted as when using thread and a hook. I might try this “modified miura” method again on its own, but I’m thinking I’d rather combine this method with another method, hopefully yielding a more interesting effect.