I tend to do one stitch of peyote, pull all the thread through, and then do it all over again. But I'm trying to set up several stitches and pull the thread thru - it seems to save time. Should I have been doing it this way all along? TIA.
I don't know any reason why you shouldn't do it that way. The only things you'd want to be careful of is that you don't split your thread from previous rows, that you make sure your tension is firm and that all the beads are pulled into place before stepping up to the next row.
I admit to doing it the old school way but perhaps I'll try it this way and see how it works out.
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Thanks JSmaz! Appreciate your input. At least it seems there isn't anything terrible that will occur - I'm working on a pattern that wanted me to start with a very long piece of thread, so I am looking for some shortcuts.
I pull, one bead at a time, just in case I pick up the wrong bead or whatnot.
But I do only pick up the bead with the needle and then pull through, not push the bead all the way down to the work.
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I do the same thing Sydney when I'm working with several types of beads, but this particular segment is all the same bead. Interesting, I also pick up a bead, push it off the needle, and then pull the thread through, same as you.
Amber, I do that sometimes, too. It's not traditional, but I'm all for anything that works!
Oh! I never even thought of doing that! It probably is faster! Huh, I might have to try and see if I like!