Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quick Start Peyote Cards

Anyone who has attempted to learn peyote stitch knows that the first 3 rows are the biggest hurdle. One of my favorite tips for getting the hang of peyote stitch is to gain the muscle memory for the weave before tackling those difficult first rows. Weaving peyote from another raised bead stitch such as right angle weave or picot trim allows you to practice the stitch from a steady base, creating the familiarity needed to get a smooth start when working from traditional peyote.

As far as ingenious inventions go, one of the best for the beading world is most definitely the Quick Start Peyote Panel. These simple tools offer a makeshift base for starting peyote stitch that perfectly mimics the raised beads of a second row. With these cards, beaders can practice the weave without other stitches, and turn first pieces into beautiful finished projects. The deceptively simple tool allows any beader to get perfect results the first time.

Using Quick Start Peyote Stitch Panels Peyote Panels Woven with QSP Cards by Deb Moffett-Hall

The cards are really simple to use with either Delicas or round seed beads - set up takes about three seconds and then weaving begins. You can use all or some of the slots in the card to start a row of peyote in even-count, odd-count or two-drop. Once you’re ready to remove the card, the beadwork is easily released and ready to finish as desired. Reusable Quick Start Peyote cards are available in a variety of popular seed bead sizes, including 15/o and 8/o. They can also be used to start other stitches like right angle weave and Ndebele herringbone. To see a peyote panel card in action, watch the Even Count QSP video on YouTube.

Have you tried Quick Start Peyote cards before?

I would like to thank Deb Moffett-Hall at PatternsToBeads.com for allowing me try try Quick Start Peyote Cards. Inspirational Beading has not received compensation for featuring products in this post.

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  1. No I never try it but it's interesting ! :p

  2. I think this would be lovely and worth a try . I find it difficult when I begin the project and there have been times when I have altered the stitch and settled for brick stitch instead because I was frustrated and could`nt get it right . Such cards could be handy for a person like me .....LOL


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