Rightangle weave

Right .ingle weave is one of the most versatile and fluid .iiti hi", found among the beadweavlng techniques. This makes if a very useful stitch for covering odd shapes: increasing and decreasing instantly alters the beadwork to fit over almost any shape. The stitch is so called because the beads sit at right angles to each other. Worked in groups of four beads that link together to form a chain effect, the thread travels a certain path, round and round in opposite circles to give the beadwork great flexibility and texture. If the path of the thread is not followed properly the beadwork will become rigid, losing Its fabric-like appeal.

This stitch can also be worked using groups of three beads on each of the four sides, which gives a square effect to each link This is oflen referred to as square netting.

Size 8 beads have been used to demonstrate ol the stitch. When you are confident with the techn can try using size 11 seed beads (or a great Ā«fleet

Choosing a thread

Due to the complex path of the thread, the bead-, j through several times, so a single thread is be->t to beads from becoming clogged.

Getting the tension right

Right-angle weave can seem quite tricky to hold at tfe sian but once you have the first row worked, it does become easiei The tension needs to be fairly firm but not too tight, iince the beadwork will buckle.

Thread on three more seed beads Take the needle back through the first (stop bead), second, and third beads once more. Pull up into a Hat circle.

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