Herringbone Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Free Herringbone Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Herringbone Stitch Herringbone stitch, also called Ndebele, is a striking bead weaving stitch with a unique, tiled look. This technique earned its name because each pair of beads lies at an angle, resembling the backbone of a fish. Herringbone stitch works up in tidy columns that can be given a 3D texture by using different size beads, or be embellished with beads between each column.

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Herringbone Stitch Video

Learn how to do the herringbone stitch with a Beadaholique instructional video.


Herringbone Stitch Project Tutorials

See project tutorials and beading patterns using the herringbone stitch or variations of this basic bead weaving stitch to create jewelry.

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Bead Weaving Supplies

All you really need to bead weave are some seed beads, a needle and thread. Depending on your project, you may want to add clasps, cord ends, and other embellishments, but you can make a complete project without these.

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