Beginning beaders and those who have had trouble learning Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) this pattern takes you through creating a continuous strip of cubes
CRAW is a dynamic stitch that is used in millions of bead weaving patterns, but it can be hard to “see” and “understand” it without good direction and practice. Beaders should have a general understanding of how to bead with needle and thread, and be ready to take on a dimensional project. I recommend using 8/o seed beads when learning a new stitch – they are easier to see and hold. Once you get comfortable with it, scale the shape down to 11/o’s.
This 4-page pattern goes through basic construction onto a CRAW foundation cube. Make strips long enough to use a strung spacers, bracelets, even necklaces! The options of what you can use then for are endless.
Computer illustrations and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the project. The pattern is written for a beginning beader with limited knowledge of CRAW and is the second lesson in our series about learning CRAW.
You will need:
Minimum of 5 grams 8/o Seed beads (use 11’s once you are more comfortable with the stitch)
8 lb Fireline (6 lb for 11/o beads)
We sometimes hols classes for this project! – If you like working online with the instructor, take a look at the calendar for our next class. Purchasing a class usually includes the pattern at a discounted rate.
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