Tubular Herringbone - Tension???

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bethela wrote
on May 10, 2013 12:23 PM

Hi All,

I'm new to the wonderful world of beading and am attempting to make the Lasso Loops bracelet on page 54 of April/May issue of Beadwork.   The bracelet uses 2 hole seed beads and the tubular herringbone stitch. I'm having a really difficult time keeping the tension tight.  It seems that every time I stitch the step up I ruin any tension that was creating in the previous round.  What am I doing wrong? I've had to re-do it several times because I can't seem to get right.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


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SCB1 wrote
on May 10, 2013 12:33 PM

Try hanging on to you working thread near your stitches. What I do is sort of wrap the thread over my index (not around, just over) then I hold the thread with my middle finger. This helps me control my tension. Not sure this will work fir you, but worth a try.

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