Off-loom bead weaving is a family of beadwork techniques in which seed beads are woven together into a flat fabric or a three-dimensional object such as a ball, clasp, box, or a piece of jewellery. All off-loom techniques can be accomplished using a single needle and thread (no warp threads), but some have two-needle variations.

Different stitches produce pieces with distinct textures, shapes, and patterns. There are a number of different off-loom bead stitches, including:

  1. peyote stitch, also known as gourd stitch

  2. brick stitch, also known as Comanche or Cheyenne stitch

  3. square stitch

  4. herringbone stitch, also known as Ndebele stitch

  5. Pondo stitch, also known as African circle stitch

  6. right-angle weave

  7. triangle weave

  8. bead netting

  9. African helix

  10. Dutch spiral


bead weaving

Currently we meet weekly at the FERINI ART GALLERY - Pakefield


1.00pm - 3.15pm

7.00pm -9.15pm

The Group at work


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