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Help With Patterns.
Q: I wasn't aware that this group didn't support attachments, so I had to figure out a way to place the pictures on the net for you to see them. Here they are: http://briefcase.yahoo.com/sussandk I need help with all three sorts of patterns. Any help or directions to tutorials would be greatly appreciated.
A: I just started learning the basic stitches with seed beads after
working with other beads for a few years. I received a book yesterday
that I'm really enjoying. I'll post the info here, in case you haven't
seen the book.
Title: "Creative Bead Weaving
A Contemporary Guide to Classic Off-Loom Stitches"
Author: 'Carol Wilcox Wells'
ISBN #: 1-57990-080-1
It has really great illustrations about creating fringe, peyote stitch,
brick stitch, square stitch, and right-angle weave. I ordered mine from
'Amazon'. Here's the link so you can look the book over and read the
You'll probably have to cut and paste to get the whole link in your
Another fun place to read about beads and beading ideas is:
If you use a search engine and do a search on "beading tutorials,"
you'll come up with lots of sites to visit. Since everyone learns
differently, it's fun to browse and look for sites that explain things
the way you like to learn.
The fairy and flowers are peyote stitch, and the turtle is brick stitch
(not brick and square). They look like they came from other people's
websites, so you might consider taking them down once your questions
are answered. The fairy was designed by Lynette, don't remember about
the flower, and the sea turtle has been up for awhile, by a woman named
Janet (my URL's are at home).
There are several tutorials around for peyote, and a few for the kind
of brick stitch (hide the thread, or "the other brick stitch,"