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Polygon Stitch 101

by F&W Media
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Take your bead weaving to the next level with this multifaceted tubular stitch.

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What You Get

  • 15 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and Carol's top tips
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Carol Cypher is here to teach you the basics of polygon stitch! Polygon stitch is a tubular weave that becomes faceted, or multi-flat-sided. Varying the sides with bead size and number as well as sculptural structure make this stitch incredibly versatile. Carol will teach you from start to finish how to master the polygon stitch. She will demonstrate nine ways to vary this stitch so that you can develop your own creative designs and become a polygon stitch master!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome
Carol welcomes you to this workshop all about polygon stitch, from its origins to the basics to no less than 9 fun variations!
2. Meet Carol Cypher
3. Carol's Favorite Materials
4. Carol's Top 5 Tips
5. Fundamentals of Polygon Stitch
6. Three-Faced Supple Rope
7. Three-Faced Supple Rope with Edge
8. Three-Faced Supple Rope with Denser Edge
9. Three-Faced Supple Rope Multi-Sized Beads
10. Three-Faced Swirling Rope
11. Three-Faced Dense-Edge Rope
12. Five-Faced Rope with Two Beads
13. Four-Faced Solid Rope
14. Three-Faced Checkerboard
15. Conclusion

Recommended with this class

  • Various sizes of seed beads, 15 to 6
  • Beading needles
  • Beading thread

Taught by

Carol Cypher
Carol Cypher
Carol Cypher teaches workshops in beadwork and feltmaking and the provocative pairing of the two, in the U.S., Japan, Australia and Europe. She is author of "Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques," in addition to two felting books, "Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads: 25 Artful Designs" and "How We Felt: Designs and Techniques from Contemporary Felt Artists."

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