Introduction to Peyote Stitch
This special one day class for National Beading Week is an introduction to this popular and versatile beading stitch for anyone new to beadwork or interested in developing their skills.
Working with small seed beads, needle and thread, over the course of the day you will learn how Peyote stitch works, and how to use it to create flat panels of beadwork as well as three dimensional shapes and ropes.
This will be a busy day, covering how to do flat even count peyote stitch, designing your own chart and making a simple pin brooch. We will also look at creating peyote stitch ropes and tubes, as well as making different shapes with the stitch – using increases and decreases to turn a flat sheet or disk into a three dimensional shape.
Students will learn:
How to start Peyote stitch
Simple even count Peyote
Creating increases and decreases in Peyote stitch
How to use and design a pattern chart
About different beads, threads and needles for beadwork
How to add in new threads and securely finish thread ends
How to attach clasps and findings to beadwork
Students will create a series of samples during the day – making test pieces of different variations. Each student will also design and complete a unique pin badge and start a pair of earrings.
Please note that beadwork uses very small beads, stitched with a needle and thread. If you wear glasses for reading or close work – please do bring these with you for the day.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. Reading glases if you normally use them for close work.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x