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EVEN COUNT FLAT
PEYOTE STITCH

 

See the animated Flat Peyote Class!

   
Attach a "stopper bead" to your thread by going through the bead twice. Leave a 6" "tail" which will be woven into the piece later. String the beads on the first two rows of your pattern.
   

 

Add bead 7, go through bead 5. Add bead 8, go through bead 3. Add bead 9, go through bead 1. Follow the thread path shown in red.

   

 

Add bead 10, go through bead 9, Add bead 11, go through bead 8. Add bead 12, go through bead 7. Follow the thread path shown in green. Continue weaving in this matter until the pattern is completed.

Yea! You have learned Even Count Peyote Stitch.. It's diploma time again!

That was easy, wasn't it? Now that I've lulled you into a false sense of security let's tackle the more difficult form of Flat Peyote stitch.! Just follow the numbers and you'll have it mastered in no time.


ODD COUNT FLAT
PEYOTE STITCH

 
    Attach a "stopper bead" to your thread by going through the bead twice. Leave a 6" "tail" which will be woven into the piece later. String the beads on the first two rows of your pattern.
 


Follow the thread path shown in red. Add bead 8, go through bead 6, Add bead 9, go through bead 4. Add bead 10, go through bead 2.

So far so good, right? One side of your weaving will always work exactly like Even Count. The problem comes when you have to add bead 11. You will have to anchor this bead to make it behave!

 


Detail

 


This step is much easier to do than to explain so hang in there with me! I have made an enlargement of the tricky part to make this easier to follow. You will find directions in books that show a different way of doing this but this is the easiest for me.

The traditional way of doing the turn is explained in another classroom. I use BOTH turns according to which seems appropriate.

Go through bead 11, back through beads 1 & 2, following the thread path indicated by a red line. After you go through bead 2 I have changed the thread path to a green line. Loop your thread around the thread between beads 2 & 10. Go back through Beads 2 & 1, then back through bead 11. You've got it made now!

Add bead 12 go through bead 10 Add bead 13 go through bead 9 Add bead 14, go through bead 8.

   

 

Follow the thread path shown in red. Add bead 15, go through bead 14, Add bead 16 go through bead 13. Add bead 17 go through bead 12. Add bead 18 and continue as explained above.

Whew! You have learned Odd Count Peyote Stitch.. Congratulate yourself! It's diploma time again!

That really wasn't too hard, was it? OK, it was confusing but you did it!!!