Basic Beadwork: Peyote Stitch
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A piece of bead-woven jewelry, with its intricate matrix of shapes and colors laid out in neat rows like a brick wall, can be totally gorgeous. But also: daunting to make! You might think it’s just too challenging to even try.
There are ways to build up your skills. A good place to start is with Peyote stitch beadwork.
The peyote stitch, also known as the gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row. Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat geometrical shape, or as a tube Peyote stitch has been around for centuries. It is common in historic and contemporary Native American art, and examples have been found from as far back as ancient Egypt.
People have been using this stitch to create decorative and functional art for as long as there have been beads and threading materials! It is a nice, straightforward stitch that makes up quicker than others.
Available session date for the month of February is:
- February 15 (Saturday), 9 AM – 1 PM
Session fee is PHP 2,500.00 inclusive of all materials. Up to 8 participants may be accommodated.