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with Carol Cypher
Online Class

African Helix Stitch 101

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Class Overview

International beading expert Carol Cypher is here to show you the basics of African helix stitch. In this class from our partners at Interweave, Carol will teach you from start to finish how to master this unique beading technique. You'll learn about the origins of African helix stitch, the structure and anatomy of the stitch, how to dress and work with an armature and how to develop your own unique designs. Along the way, you'll complete three stunning projects as you bead with Carol's guidance.


  • intermediate
  • 11 episodes
  • 1h25m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome

1. Welcome

Carol welcomes you to this workshop on African helix stitch, from the basics to mastery!

2. Meet Carol Cypher

2. Meet Carol Cypher

Fiber artist Carol Cypher teaches workshops in beadwork and feltmaking, and the provocative pairing of the two, in the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe.

3. Carol's Favorite Materials

3. Carol's Favorite Materials

Here's a list of Carol's favorite materials, tools and supplies. It's important for you to experiment to find what works best for you.

Recommended with this class

  • Various sizes of seed beads, 15 to 6
  • Beading needles
  • Beading thread
  • Crimping tool
  • Jewelry findings