How to Do Horizontal Netting Stitch in Bead Weaving

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 15.06.2012

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Hi this is Megan with and today I'm going to show you
how to do
a flat Horizontal Netting Stitch in Bead Weaving
so I'm going to start by
my beading needle
I'm using
pretty large seed beads to show you. I'm using a size
ten needle
If you're using a smaller bead you might want to go to a size twelve or thirteen
and I'm placing a bead stopper
several inches from the end
of my thread
for Netting Stitch
you have two types of beads. You have a
regular bead and then you have a link bead
I'm going to use these dark blue beads as my link beads
and I'm going to start by showing you
a five bead Netting Stitch
but I will also explain
what the difference is
so go ahead and start by picking up one link bead
two of your
other beads
another link bead
two beads
link bead. Follow that pattern
In the horizontal Netting Stitch you're going to be working

down the length of your piece

the number of beads that you string now is going to determine
the length of your piece because you're going to work horizontally
I'm going to do
a pretty short piece just to show you how to do this
you wanna make sure that you have an even number of
sets here so you wanna make sure that if you have
a set like that that can bend, this is the way that
the beads will go when it's in the netting stitch
you want to be able to go count your link beads and say like that one's up, down
up, down, up. You wanna make sure that it's gonna end up back up
so now to
continue we're going to make a turning chain
by picking up
a group of five beads
its five bead netting so this is your basic group here. It's with one link bead in the
middle and two of the other beads on the other side
and to turn you're going to
skip the first two link beads and go through
the third
and go ahead and just pull tight
it's going to loop back around
and then you're going to do another group of
five beads
skip the next link bead
and go through the second one
and try to keep your work from twisting
as you go because it won't keep a nice flat finish look if you don't let
it twist
and grab another
set of five beads
and then you're going to go through
the last link beads skipping one
Netting Stitches do tend to lay flat
leave your tension loose enough that you can get them to open up
now that's the end of row two. You're going to create another turning chain
so just like before
group of five
and then you're going to
skip the first
link bead and go into the second one so that the
first time you do a turning chain you're gonna skip two and after that you only
skip the one
if this gets loose you can
hold onto
the beads in your turning chain and give it a tug and it will tighten up
That's the way you continue
until your piece is wide enough
for what you're working on
continued to make a group of five
skip one link bead
and as your
progresses you can start to see
a kind of
lattice look you'll get
it will be easier to tell which link beads that you're going to go into
you can see if you
kind of pop it
that it starts to have a very pretty lacy latticey look
and then if you
want you can change the way it looks
by doing a three Bead Netting Stitch
seven bead Netting Stitch, basically
the number of beads
between your link beads is going to change the size of the holes and
it's gonna change the size of
the look of the Netting. So if you want to do a three bead stitch instead of having
five beads in your group you would only have three
and that's really the only difference there
and that's How to Do Horizontal Netting Stitch