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Herringbone Weave Coaster

May 29, 2009
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Designer: Beadwork staff
Published: May 29, 2009
Technique: Herringbone Stitch

Use this home decor pattern to learn herringbone weave, also sometimes called ndebele stitch after the Ndebele people in South Africa. Large-sized pony beads are easier for beginners to handle and alternating dark and light colors makes it possible to understand the stitch technique. Flat herringbone stitch produces a tough fabric, perfect for a heavy-use item like a coaster. These instructions were originally published in the Winter 1998 issue of Beadwork. In the instructions, "PT" means "pass through" and "PBT" means "pass back through." This herringbone pattern is unusual in that it does not begin with a row of ladder stitch, but uses a baseless herringbone stitch technique. As a result, you may not be able to see the herringbone pattern emerge until the third or fourth row.

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hadl53 wrote
on May 29, 2009 8:56 AM
very nice
AnneS wrote
on May 29, 2009 9:17 AM
This definitely looks like something I could do... can't wait to get started. Thank You.
on May 30, 2009 8:30 AM
thanks its a great project to make
wilcoxbj wrote
on May 30, 2009 1:24 PM
Neat Project!
cindyLevanna wrote
on May 30, 2009 6:36 PM
this is unusual. I never would have thought of making anything like this with Herringbone stitch.
Elenka2 wrote
on May 31, 2009 4:43 AM
Gina@56 wrote
on Jun 3, 2009 8:24 PM
gonna try it..i love herringbone so much. Thank you for sharing. ;)
Gina@56 wrote
on Jun 3, 2009 8:27 PM
aw, it' won't download or open. bummer for me. :(
MazalN wrote
on Jun 4, 2009 2:35 PM
thank you so much for a tutorial. it's very nice .
Adela86 wrote
on Jun 6, 2009 1:17 PM
MrsSawick wrote
on Jul 30, 2009 10:01 AM
looking forward to trying this