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Free Herringbone Bead Patterns (8/11/2014)

2014 August 11

Herringbone bead stitch creates a pattern where the beads lie at herringbone-like angles to one another. You can begin it using the traditional ladder stitch start, or the traditional start, which is more complicated, but blends into the rest of the pattern better. Herringbone stitch is also know as “Ndebele stitch,” after the African tribe who specialize in it. Usually Herringbone stitch is flat, which Ndebele is tubular.

Increase in Herringbone Stitch

Increase in Herringbone Stitch

Increase in Herringbone Stitch Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:47:16 GMT

Herringbone Stitch (aka Ndebele Stitch) is ideal for making shapes because it lends itself well to increases and decreases.  Following from the previous article on normal flat Herringbone Stitch, here we will look at 2 ways of how to increase in Herringbone Stitch.There are a few ways on how to increase in Herringbone Stitch. Here, I will deal with 2 common ways. But before I get there, just let me introduce a term “paired-column” to help make the explanation easier.

No-Ladder Herringbone Stitch Starts Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:54:00 GMT

A couple weeks ago, a Beading Daily reader suggested that I show how to do a no-ladder stitch herringbone stitch starts. Why love a no-ladder stitch start? Well, when you begin herringbone stitch this way, you have little to no distortion in your subsequent stitches, so that beautiful chevron pattern that the beads make emerges beautifully. With a ladder-stitched start, no matter what your tension, you’re going to have some pattern distortion.

Herringbone Stitch with Brick Beads

Herringbone Stitch with Brick Beads

Beading Herringbone Stitch with Brick Beads Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:11 GMT

Weaving with shaped beads and 2-holed beads is fun. You can form them into different shapes, such as diamonds like what we’re going to teach you today – beading herringbone stitch with brick beads!  Let’s begin by preparing some brick beads, beading thread, beading needle and if you like, you can also use beeswax to condition your thread.

Flat Herringbone Stitch Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:54:19 GMT

This Herringbone Stitch or Ndebele Stitch bead weaving article is meant for beginners as well as anyone looking for a quick memory refresh. First the refresher, then the tutorials. As a mnemonic aid, it is useful to know that Herringbone stitch gets its name from how the pattern resembles fishbones. This stitch is also commonly found in embroidery and knitting.

Twisted Herringbone Ropes

Twisted Herringbone Ropes

Twisted Herringbone Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Oh, how I love twisted herringbone stitch ropes! My first attempt at these essential beaded ropes was not so pretty: made with size 15 beads (what was I thinking?), there were more threads showing on that little bit of beadwork than I care to admit now. But once I got the hang of the technique, I fell completely head over heels for that sweet, subtle twisted texture that you just can’t get from beaded ropes made with other beading stitches.

5 Herringbone Tips Wed, 04 Jun 2014 06:00:00 GMT

When was the last time you worked with herringbone stitch? This amazingly versatile bead-weaving stitch is a favorite of beaders everywhere. Herringbone stitch can be worked flat to make a cuff bracelet or even an amulet bag (remember those?), in tubular form for beaded ropes, lariats, and bangle bracelets, or circular to create three-dimensional beadwork and beaded jewelry. Beaders who enjoy making sculptural jewelry with seed beads have turned to herringbone as a way to add dimension and texture to their beaded creations, too!

Herringbone Bracelet With Superduo Beads

This herringbone bracelet featuring Superduo beads makes up quickly. This video tutorial shows you how to make this bracelet; it’s easier than you think!

How to Make a Lacey Herringbone Stitch Bracelet

This video tutorial from The Potomac Bead Company shows you how to make our lacey herringbone stitch bracelet using 11/0 seed beads!


Peyote Stitch Pentagon With Herringbone Stitch Facets

This animated beading tutorial shows how to weave circling a pentagon using peyote and herringbone stitch.

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