Together with artist Patty McCourt, All Beads Czech has developed two new beads with an extra-large hole: the quadratic "Quad" is 4 x 1.5mm, the hole has a 1.5mm diameter; the oval "One" is 3.5 x 5mm, 1.5mm thick with an oval hole. They can be used with many beading techniques, such as macramé, Kumihimo, crochet, Soutache.
Swabian knitted beadwork – a long-forgotten, once flourishing branch of the textile industry. Production followed on a state measure in the early 19th Century to generate work for a poverty-stricken population in southern Germany. This cottage industry, with an ever-expanding range of products, reached its peak around 1925: its specialty luxury items. In the 19th century, the articles were delivered to the Netherlands and in the twentieth shipped overseas to the USA.