Right-angle Weave

There are two types of right-angle weave that produce the same finished beadwork. Cross-needle weaving, or double-needle right-angle weave, is made using two needles on opposite ends of the same length of beading thread. Single-needle right-angle weave passes through the beads in alternating circular patterns.

Marcia DeCoster Cubic right-angle weave earrings

Right-Angle Weave with the Masters

I’m a big fan of right-angle weave (RAW). This stitch weaves up easily and makes a fabric-like cloth of woven beads. The fabric can be used to make anything, even clothes and handbags! With the development of cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) and prismatic right-angle weave (PRAW) it’s clear we’re having fun taking RAW to a…

Earring Jacket designs, by Kassie Shaw. Right-angle weave variation

FREE Right-Angle Weave Patterns by Kassie Shaw

Kassie Shaw has created some amazing new resources for us. Her latest, a series of videos featuring right-angle weave and right-angle weave variations – each of these are available as video downloads or you can find them all rolled up into a DVD – Beadweaving Beyond the Basics: Right-Angle Weave Variations. To complement these videos,…

Corona necklace design by Jean Cox. Tubular right-angle weave, cubic right-angle weave, and a touch of circular peyote

Beaded Bezels with Right-Angle Weave and More

Jean Cox dazzles and delights, always. This time, she is dazzling us through her latest design, “Corona.” This beaded necklace is striking and elegant (in design and color). And like Jean, every bead has a place, every stitch is perfect, there’s a glint and sparkle no matter which way you look at it, and it’s…

Quatrefoil Earring design by Lisa Kan

Right-Angle Weave and Square Stitch Unite in Style

Right-angle weave is such a versatile stitch. You can use good ol’ regular right-angle weave to create beadwoven designs as flexible as fabric. By changing the beads, this same stitch takes on a whole different look, yet retains that same luxurious flexible-cloth feel. Right-angle weave can take on dimension when you stack the units on…

Kassie Shaw's latest bead weaving video, Shape Shifter - Vintage Lace design.

Shape Shift Your Beadwork with Kassie Shaw

Kassie Shaw has been busy stitching beads! And she’s a shape shifter…well, she’s shape-shifting within her beadwork, that is. In her latest video, Shape Shifter, Kassie covers a lot of techniques and options so you have a bevy of ways to take your designs. A quote from her that summarizes the video and her “Vintage Lace” design succinctly: “My…

RAW strips stitched closed over armatures.

Learning Basic and Cubic Right-Angle Weave

Today I begin a new adventure in right-angle weave and aspire to be proficient in cubic right-angle weave. Not quite a resolution, but certainly a good goal. I’ve worked right-angle weave before and created a few designs in the past. After viewing Marcia DeCoster’s video Cubic Right-Angle Weave with Marcia DeCoster: Fundamentals and Shaping, I’m…

Beadweaving Beyond the Basics Cover

Beadweaving Beyond the Basics

Looking for some handmade holiday gifts to create for your friends and family? In Beadweaving Beyond the Basics, Kassie Shaw’s latest book, Kassie explores several of her favorite stitches. Some are classics such as herringbone stitch, peyote stitch, and St. Petersburg chain, while others are Kassie’s own innovative variations on Right Angle Weave. The clearly illustrated…