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Free Beading Tutorial
Flat Herringbone tutorial from Out On A Whim

Flat Herringbone
Thread your needle with a comfortable length of thread.
You can either tie a knot in your thread, or put on a stop bead and weave your tail in later.
String on 4 seed beads.
Pass back through the the bottom of the first two beads you strung on.
Adjust so that the beads are laying side by side in stacks of two.
Pass back through the 3rd and 4th seedbeads.
Pull snug but not too tight.
Continue adding two size 11 seedbeads with each addition.
Pass back through the top of the previous two seedbeads you strung on, then back up through the bottom of the last two.
String on two more size 11 seedbeads, pass back up through the bottom of the previous two.
Pass down through the top of the last two.
String on two more size 11 seedbeads, pass up through the bottom of the previous two.
Pass back down through the top of the last two.

String on two more size 11 seedbeads, pass back up through the bottom of the previous two. Pass down through the top of the last two.

You can continue making this base row as long as you would like. Just remember to keep it an even number of beads.

Now you will begin the Herringbone.
With your thread coming up and out of an outside stack of beads, string on 2 seedbeads.
Pass your needle back down through the seedbead just next to you.
Do not pass through both beads in the stack!

Continue adding 2 beads at a time as shown above until you reach the other end.

To turn around, follow the thread path of the red thread to the left.

You can use various sizes and shapes of beads within the fabric of this stitch for texture.
Experiment! Play around! Most of all....have fun!

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Copyright 2004 - Beki Haley
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