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LEARN and CREATE – dance the twist again ... with the twisted tubular herringbone weave - part 1

The twisted tubular herringbone is a variation of the regular http://dunebeads.com/en/learn-and-create-the-tubular-herringbone-weave-on-a-base-of-ladder-stitch-part-1. It is the result of an imbalance created by a difference in level, which makes the columns bend.

Twisted herringbone stitch

Challenge:

In the step-up you have to pay special attention to the number of levels you are working on.

Supplies for the twisted herringbone stitch:

  • 8/0 beads or 3x3 mm fire-polished beads in 3 colors: color A, color B and color C
  • needle, thread and scissors
  • toggle and beading mat.

Weaving instructions for the twisted tubular herringbone stitch:

  • to start, create a base in ladder stitch in the following colors: 2x color A, 2x color B and 2x color C

Twisted herringbone - ladder stitch

Twisted herringbone - round 2, add beads in regular herringbone

  • pick up 2x color A and go DOWN through the top of the 2nd color A
  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st color B
  • pick up 2x color B and go DOWN through the top of the 2nd color B
  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st color C
  • pick up 2x color C and go DOWN through the top of the next bead in color C

Twisted herringbone - round 2, add color C in regular herringbone

  • in the third round starts the twisted weave: go UP through the 1st bead in color A of level 1 as well as the one of level 2

Twisted herringbone - round 3, make a step-up

  • pick up 2x color A and go two levels DOWN through the 2nd color A

Twisted herringbone - adding beads to step-up in color A

  • herein resides the difference between regular and twisted herringbone stitch
  • go UP through the 1st color B on the top level

Twisted herringbone - get in position to add color B

  • note: you go only ONE bead up

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – dance the twist again … with the twisted tubular herringbone weave - part 2

CONTINUATION : Twisted Herringbone Stitch

  • pick up 2x color B and go 2 levels DOWN through the 2nd color B

Twisted herringbone - add 2 beads in colors B

  • go UP through the 1st color C on the top level

Twisted herringbone - get ready to add color C

  • pick up 2x color C and go 2 levels DOWN through the 2nd color C

Twisted herringbone - adding color C

  • as a consequence, in each round you go 2 levels DOWN and 1 level UP
  • exception: to access the next round, the step-up demands each time that you go 2 levels UP in the 1st color A

Twisted herringbone - each step-up 2 beads up

  • ergo, in color A you always go 2 levels UP and 2 levels DOWN

Twisted herringbone - each step-up 2 beads down

  • to summarize: 2 levels UP in A, 2 levels DOWN in A, 1 level UP in B, 2 levels DOWN in B, 1 level UP in C, 2 levels DOWN in C and repeat
  • after a few rows, you will see how the spiral develops in the rope

Twisted herringbone - loose beads at end of columns

  • when reaching the desired length, attach the loose beads of the last row and finish the top with a big bead or a bead cap and a toggle
  • enjoy !

Hints :

You can create this twisted rope with:

  • smaller seed beads - 15/0, 13/0, 11/0 -
  • or with bigger beads such as 4x4 mm Czech beads 
  • and even mix the sizes for a very different look.

Thank you for choosing your beads and findings @ https://dunebeads.com/en/shop !

Happy day, see you soon!