Friday, November 5, 2010

Peyote stitched Beadwork

Hello, I am Joanne Bast joining you as your blogger for the month of November. Among other forms of fiberart, I do beadwork and I thought that I would discuss some of the more popular forms of stitched beadwork that may be found in our gallery. The first technique that I would like to introduce is peyote stitch. Peyote stitch is an off loom form of beadweaving done with a threaded needle and involves picking up beads, one at a time, with the needle and stitching into a previously attached bead.

This produces a flat piece of beadwork with a staggered top and bottom row and flush sides. Patterns may be produced by varying colors to create vertical lines and diagonals but not horizontals.

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