Tubular twisted herringbone stitch…
There is a video on this design on YouTube but its really long and data consuming. I bet if you follow the steps here well. You would get it in no time.
In this tutorial, I made use of:
1. Needle (You need just one)
2. Fishing line (Please and please get the 0.25fl, anything bigger and you will break alot of needles. I know the wahala I faced while making this tutorial because I used 0.35)
3. 3 different colors of size2 seed bead (I used 2colors; deep red and orange. I’m advising you to use 3 so you can avoid getting confused)
4. Bead clasp
5. Stoppers (I like to finish my work without stoppers to avoid the rough look but for the sake of the tutorial. I
This is what the Tubular twisted Herringbone stitch looks like
Let’s get started:
String on two beads of the first color you are using. Let’s assume you are using teal green(TG), mint blue(MB) and black(Bb). String on two TG and pass them down to the end of the fishing line(FL), leaving about 2cm of FL. Pass your needle through the first bead. This is done to hold the beads together and in a vertical position. After coming out from the first bead, pass the needle back into the second bead (Your needle should be facing down).
You would note that your two beads are laid vertically.
Go back into the first bead, Your needle should be facing upwards. We are doing this to hold our beads in place and tightly. Remember you didn’t knot the Fl, this is also the reason why I advised the use of 0.25.
After coming out of the first bead, go back into the second bead. Your needle should be facing downwards. Pick up one bead of the next color, say MintBlue(MB) and pass your needle back into the second bead with your needle facing downwards.It should look like this afterwards…
Next up is to pass your needle into the newly added bead, in this case; the MintBlue(MB). Good…Now go back into the second bead i.e the second teal green(TG) bead, your needle should face downwards as opposed to the last step where your needle faced upwards. Done?! Now go back in through the third bead with your needle facing upwards. Remember we are doing this to secure the beads in a vertical postion.
Next thing to do is Pick up another Mint Blue(MB) and go back in through the third bead (i.e the first MB). Your needle should be facing upwards.
Like what we did in the previous steps, pass your needle into the newly added bead with your needle facing downwards.
Pick up one black bead(BB) and pass your needle back into the Fourth Bead (the second Mint Blue bead). Pass your needle into the newly added BB, your needle be facing upwards. Pick up another Black Bead (BB) and pass your needle into the fifth bead (the first BB) with your needle facing upwards and back into the newly added BB with your needle facing downwards.
Join the two ends together and pass the needle through the first bead on the other end ( The first teal green TG bead).
After coming out of the first TG bead we started with, Go back in through the last BB you used with your needle facing downwards and back into the first TG bead with your needle facing upwards. This is done to join the two edges together and hold them tightly together.
It should form a perfect circle as this…Pick up 2 teal green (TG) beads and pass your needle through the second TG bead on the circle. Your needle should be facing down. It should look like this….Pass your needle through the next bead (the first MB on the circle) with your needle facing upwards. Pick up two MB beads and pass your needle into the second MB bead on the circle with your needle facing downwards
You would find yourself at the beginning i.e the teal green. Follow the following steps
You would find yourself at the beginning i.e the teal green
That does it for the Tubular twisted Herringbone stitch. Was it easy for you? Or did you mess it up?
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