Thursday, January 16, 2014

Back to Basics : Cubic RAW

I'm not sure that Cubic Right Angle Weave classifies as a basic stitch as it is quite challenging but it has been requested a lot.

We are very fortunate that former Maven Heather Collin allows us to still show you her video which, I think, is one of the best out there.

But as we all learn differently and it might be the first video or the seventh of the stitch that makes your light bulb shine I do suggest if you don't get it from this one look around. 

 My friend, and a wonderful designer, Jill Wiseman has this new one out :)

Do check out the other great videos by Jill and Heather on YouTube.

I personally did not think I could do better than these ladies but I had challenged myself to try it left handed and so I'm including my video for 
your amusement.  
I'm told there is a way to flip video so it can be left handed and, lol, that would be a LOT easier but I think I learned a lot actually beading left handed.
I'm also not sure just mirroring works for everyone.'s your giggle....

I think I tied myself up in knots there :)

Here's a tutorial I wrote up a while ago that may make it easier to grasp and give you the four-room bead I made on the video (a lot simpler).


Monday, January 13, 2014

Back to Basics: Right Angle Weave

This week I'm going to be looking at Right Angle Weave or RAW over two posts. Today I'm showing you regular RAW and Modified RAW, which is a wonderful new twist on transitioning from RAW to Peyote stitch allowing you to completely skip the first row of peyote.
MRAW was developed by Kate McKinnon for her book Contemporary Geometric Beadwork.

As we have had a discussion going on about the difficulties of RAW for those of you who are left-handed I volunteered to humiliate my right-handed self by attempting to show the stitch left-handed.

On Friday I will further humiliate myself by showing you my attempt at 
left-handed Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW)....along with the much-easier-for-me right handed CRAW :)

Feel free to snicker!

So....first up Right Handed RAW and MRAW

And now, get ready to giggle......Left Handed RAW and MRAW