Three Bead Net Classroom
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This is just a simple classroom to show
all of you who are interested how I make my netted bags.
I know that there are many variations out there on doing this,
but this is the way that works the easiest for me.
Step 1 Thread your needle with about
4ft of thread. DO NOT tie off. String on 72 beads. String back
thru all the beads forming a circle. Tie a simple square knot
to hold the beads in place. Not too tightly!
Step 2 Your thread is coming out of bead
#1. String on 3 beads and thread thru bead #5. Repeat this step
all the way around the circle. Each time you pick up 3 beads
and skip 3 beads.
Step 3 When you get to the end of the
circle, your thread should be entering bead #1. You will now
do a step up (just like in peyote, for those of you who are familiar).
All you do is pass your needle thru the two beads in the first
"net" you stitched.
Step 4 Now that your thread is coming
out of the "center" bead in one of your nets, put on
3 beads and string thru the "center" bead in the next
net. Continue doing this until you reach you next "step
up", repeating step 3. Repeat steps 4 & 3 approximately
24 times, or until the bag is as tall as you would like it.
To finish, stitch the bottom of the bag
closed by zig-zagging back and forth between the nets. Close
it together and you will see how they will fit into each other
similar to a zipper. Attach fringe and a strap and you are done!
Hope you have fun!
Copyright 1997 Beki