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Herringbone Bead Patterns (5/8/2015)

2015 May 8

Herringbone is an extremely versatile bead-weaving stitch and can be done in flat, tubular and circular variations. Tubular herringbone stitch is a widely used method for creating intricate beaded ropes, and flat herringbone stitch can be shaped simply by using a variety of sizes of beads in the bead-weaving. With its origins in the heart of South Africa’s Ndebele tribe, there is a rich history of culture and craft behind the technique. This stitch is instantly recognizable from the distinctive “v” pattern formed by the beads and thread path. Beading Daily

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:41:51 -0700

Herringbone stitch is an extremely versatile beadweaving stitch that originated from the South African tribe name, the Ndebele.

Beading Daily’s Free Herringbone Bead Weaving eBook Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 -0800

Beading Daily usually wows with their beading patterns. Their latest free eBook is no different.  These 6 beading patterns focus on herringbone stitch (Ndebele) and right angle weave (RAW) although other stitches are used. Both tubular and flat herringbone is featured. If you don’t have much patience for bead weaving, try the RAW patterns as they use large crystals!

Flat Herringbone Stitch

Flat Herringbone Stitch

Flat Herringbone Stitch Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:54:19 -0700

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.

Basic Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone, also known as Ndebele stitch, is an interesting seed bead weaving technique that is easy to learn. The weave is created with pairs of beads, lying in a V-shape pattern.

Herringbone Weave with Superduo Beads

Herringbone Weave with Superduo Beads

Herringbone Weave with Superduo Beads Sat, 17 May 2014 03:38:00 -0700

Ever since I first came across superduo beads, I felt sure that they could be woven such that they made a herringbone pattern, just like brick pavements. Looking on the net the closest that I could find was by the Potomac Bead Co, but it also incorporated seed beads, so it was not what I was looking for, though it is a lovely design. I found a gold bracelet that was exactly what I was looking for, but made of actual gold!

Superduo Bracelet Tutorial – Herringbone Style Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:38:01 -0700

This superduo bracelet tutorial features the herringbone beading weave.  Right now, the Czech Superduo beads are all the rage, but what can you do with them?  They are two-holed beads, so they can’t be used in traditional weaves.  Or can they? This bracelet shows that the herringbone weave for beading can quite nicely accommodate the new 2-hole beads.  What’s more, it works up very quickly, especially when done 2 beads across.

Intro to Herringbone Beading Stitch Tutorial

Herringbone and Ndebele Stitch Basics

Tubular Herringbone Stitch


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