I was once VERY hooked on stitching. I learned the odd peyote stitch during a beading cruise sponsored by Auntie's beads.
My Mom, Dad and I all took the class and let me tell you, we had some difficulty with the first couple of rows. I thought it was sort of like math, all of a sudden the fog clears and you get it!! I loved the finished product and couldn't wait to learn more!
After the cruise, I bought a special publication magazine called "stringing". I took it to work with me every day and poured over it at lunch. I went on and on about it to anyone else I happened to be eating lunch with, I'm surprised someone didn't try to hide it from me!
I just came across the photo of this bracelet that looks like some kind of diagonal stitch and was thinking I might want to get back into stitching since it has been quite a while. The last thing I was doing when I got side tracked was the tubular peyote stitch.
It's the same technique as any other peyote stitch, but the first row becomes a circle and you place it over a skewer or some tubular form and then it's like a grade school project!! Add a bead to the needle, take the needle down through the next bead, add a bead, take it through the next bead, etc. Simple stuff that turns out looking very complex!
Please share your thoughts on this if you have a chance!! To stitch or not to stitch???