Right Angle Weave Stitch (Using 2 Needles)

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In right angle weave stitch, the beads are at right angles to each other. This is the most common stitch that was used in India for making 3D bead shapes.

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This tutorial shows how to weave the right angle stitch using 2 needles.

As you can see, this stitch forms squares with 4 beads.

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Start with 4 beads. Move the beads to the middle of the thread. Both ends of the thread will be used for weaving. So both ends will have a needle.

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Pass one needle through the 4th bead forming a ring.

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For the next step, add two beads on one side and one bead on the other.

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Close the ring by passing needle through the second bead.

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This is not very common as the single needle right angle weave stitch. I believe using single needle is quicker and easier. But the end product looks the same irrespective of whether we use one needle or two needles.

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Peyote stitch vs right angle stitch

Two things to be noted here.

  • All beads in peyote stitch are placed in the same direction.

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  • More thread is visible in right angle weave stitch. Sometimes a smaller bead is added there to cover the thread.

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