Chapter 6 Twill Stitch (Peyote Stitch)

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 INTRODUCTION TO TWILL STITCH
(Most Commonly Referred to as Peyote Stitch)

The Twill stitch makes very nice bracelets, anklets, chokers and belts. Because the pattern is so regular, you can also design and create very beautiful pictures for wall-hangings. The only limitation here is the number of different colors you have available in beads. If you can imagine it, you can create it with beads! Print out the pattern pages and make copies to develop your design ideas.

Alternate names for this stitch include: Peyote, Flat Peyote or Paoti

Example

ROW 1

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 STEP 1

Pick up the first bead on the needle. Pull the bead down the thread, leaving six to eight inches of thread as a tail. Now pass the needle up through the bottom of the bead. Try not to split the thread as it will be removed later.

See Starting in Chapter One for detailed explanations of this process.

Step 1
Figure 6.1
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 STEP 2

String six more beads onto the needle then pass the needle back through bead #5 in the opposite direction.
Step 2
Figure 6.2
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 STEP 3

Pick up a bead (#8) and pass the needle through bead #3.
Step 3
Figure 6.3
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 STEP 4

Pick up another bead (#9). Pass the needle through bead #1 and pull the thread tight.
Step 4
Figure 6.4

ROW 2

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 STEP 5

Pick up a bead (#10) and pass the needle back through bead #9.
Step 5
Figure 6.5
Figure 5.5
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 STEP 6

Pick up another bead (#11) and pass the needle through bead #8.
Step 6
Figure 6.6

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 STEP 7

Pick up another bead (#12) and pass the needle through bead #7. Pull the thread tight.

Repeat these steps until the desired length is reached. Use Pattern 1 to determine the bead numbers.

Step 7
Figure 6.7

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