Right-Angle Weave can be a tricky stitch to get the hang of, but it’s worth learning. For me the secret is in the ‘double stitch’. Traditionally, each unit receives one and a half passes with the needle, but by adding an extra pass to each stitch, you create a stronger, tidier end product. I was hoping to link to a blog post that I saw many moons ago by Patrick Duggan, in which he showed the difference between two swatches of beadwork, one with the extra pass, and one without, however I can’t seem to locate it. If any one knows the article, please post a link in the comments.
Back in March I released the first of my beginner tutorial packages, the Spiral Stitch package. Now I can announce that the second of the series is officially available, the Peyote Stitch package. This package is aimed at complete novices, to moderately experienced beaders who would like extra practice.
Start with basic or even-count peyote, then learn how to add symmetry to your designs with odd-count peyote, create a double sided pendant while you learn how to stitch a flat triangle and follow a chart. A blank printable chart is included so that you may design and colour your own pendant too!
School holidays are underway here, so things are predictably chaotic. When I get a moment between, “I’m hungry”, “I’m bored”, “He’s hurting me” and the classic, “MUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!”, I’m writing my first ever bracelet tutorial. It won’t be available for a while though, as I want to get several under my belt and refine my process before I offer them up for public scrutiny.
My first tutorial has a few different stitches in it: herringbone, brick, CRAW and peyote. When I got to the CRAW (Cubic Right-Angle Weave) part, I soon realised that the tutorial writing process was going to be extremely long if I showed everything from scratch, in every tutorial that featured this three-dimensional stitch. I’ve decided to write a separate instruction sheet for CRAW that will be available for free, and it will also be included in paid tutorial downloads that require it. As time goes on I will offer instructions for other stitches to supplement future tutorials.
To be taken to the PDF page for the CRAW tutorial, click the image below. There you can view, print or download the file to your computer.