The Basics of Weave Beading


There are different stitches used in bead weaving. Depending on the type of stitch used, the weave can be very loose or stiff. Basic materials used in bead weaving include a needle, thread, and a handful of beads. The process of bead weaving with these materials is called off-loom weaving because a bead loom is not used.

There are different bead form variations in bead weaving. The motion of weaving in a straight line will yield a flat weave pattern. Creating a circular or round design will require weaving on a circular motion. To start incorporating the art of weave beading into beading projects, the basic weaving stitches must be learned first. Here are some of the best methods to learn these weave stitches.

To learn how a weave beading stitch is made, the pattern for the stitch must be followed. The pattern of bead placement, type of stitch, and number of beads per stitch must be followed.

Common weave beading stitches

Off-loom weave beading is possible through many types of stitches that string the beads together. Some of these stitches are useful for particular purposes, but, in most cases, beading enthusiasts use the stitches according to their preferences.

1. Peyote stitch - This is the most commonly used stitch for off-loom weave beading. Through this stitch, the beads are placed in alternating positions on the weaved accessory.

2. Square stitch – In this stitch, the beads are placed and aligned horizontally and vertically.

3. Brick stitch – This stitch looks similar to the peyote stitch. In the brick stitch, the beads are arranged similarly to the way bricks are placed on a wall.

4. Ndebele or herringbone stitch – In this stitch, the beads are paired in columns, with the beads placed at an angle to each other.

5. Netting – Netting is the process of creating a net-like structure through bead weaving.

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One Comment to The Basics of Weave Beading

  1. Brandywine
    January 18, 2012 8:21 pm

    Smack-dab what I was lokoing for-ty!

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