Saturday, April 3, 2010

Learning a new technique

In about 2 weeks I am starting a new course to learn everything about
the Peyote Stitch.  It's 6 times 3 hours, so I suppose I will be learning a lot.
I don't know yet how I will combine this technique with the things I normally make, but I am sure a that I will find a solution.

Peyote stitch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peyote stitch, also known as Gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row. Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat round shape, or as a tube. Tubular peyote is used to make pouches or to decorate objects such as bottles or fan handles.

Many cultures around the world have used peyote stitch in their beadwork. Examples of peyote stitch have been found in artifacts from Ancient Egypt, and the stitch has also been used in historic and contemporary Native American beadwork. The name "peyote stitch" derives from the use of this stitch to decorate objects used in peyote ceremonies by members of the Native American Church.[1] The name "gourd stitch" similarly derives from the use of the stitch in decorating gourd containers


Michelle said...

Oh that sounds like Fun,
I am shore you find a Way to integrate this
in your fantastic Work!!!

cri-cri said...

lijkt me heel mooi om tubes mee te maken...laten zien he :-)

donauluft said...

I´m sure that will bring much fun and also much work!

Mireille said...

Leuke blog!! Wij zijn NL'ers die in Zuid Afrika wonen en hier gebruiken ze de peyote stitch ook heel veel!

Juanita Tortilla said...

You will be making many fantastic pieces with this new technique you're learning! (Me, I have really no patience... My eyes will get SO tired!)
Have fun in this workshop!

ethridge said...

you have very nice work, i have been doing pieces likke this for 12 yrs now, and I will never get bored with this much fun.