Basic Beadwork : Peyote Stitch

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 March is:

  • March 28 (Saturday), 9 AM – 1 PM

Session fee is PHP 2,500.00 inclusive of all materials. Up to 8 participants may be accommodated.

March 28 [Saturday], 9 am - 1 pm
CraftMNL Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati
All workshops are on hold at the moment.
But we can accept inquiries for private sessions and future bookings after the quarantine at hello@craftmnl.com.
About the Facilitator
Bhavna Gupta is a trained designer and use multiple mediums to experiment and create personalized outfits and accessories. She completed her diploma in fashion designing from India but destiny brought her to Cebu (Philippine) in 2009. As an associate with Mr OJ Hofer, one of the top designers in Philippines, she started as a trainee in dress making and then matured to be a partner for the 2017 Ms Universe Designer Showcase where she showcased her bead work accessories to compliment the beach wear collection of Mr OJ Hofer. During all these years she has mastered various techniques of bead weaving and has a studio which specializes into customized beaded jewelry and accessories.
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