Hi. Are there free patterns out there that teach the different weaving techniques? I need really basic, but something that will teach me in detail what I need to know. I am an independent learner so classes are not at all for me.
Oh yes, tons and tons of them. This site offers many, Youtube has tons, you can also google almost anything at all that you're interested in. Most of the bead sellers online offer free tutorials also. Ha ha, you may never have to leave th internet! Many times when learning something new, I use my laptop and leave it open right in front of me. (normally I'm on a desk top).
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I was reffering you to Bead and button beading basics online which is free and has some great self learning pages.
So, to give the info the long way....
go to Bead and Button online home page ( google Bead and Button, the first hit should be the one you want.)and where the blue tab along the top says "how to" there is a drop down menu. You can go down to the title Beading Basics.
They cover a lot there, you'll probably find what you are looking for there.
Welcome to Beading Daily Forum. Here on this site # go to the "Projects tab" there are tons of free patterns. # if you want to learn a stitch, go to the search box and type in the stitch "example Daisy stitch" it will list all the post on daisy. I keep going back to "St.Petersburg stitch". it has pictures and instructions.
about beadwork.com is also a great place to find how to.
ehow.com is also alot of free instructions.
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Actually there are radios on YouTube on weaving techniques for beginners, you search and learn there. Some Crafts website would have the tutorials as well, search and choose the right one there, I guess you would soon manipulate the techniques. :)