How Do You Like Your Herringbone?
When it comes to versatility in bead-weaving stitches, you can't beat herringbone stitch. I can't think of another beading stitch that offers so much variation! The thread path of herringbone stitch (also called Ndebele stitch because of its origins in the beadwork of the South African Ndebele tribe) makes for both soft and supple beaded ropes as well as a strong and sturdy base for flat beaded necklaces and bracelets.Herringbone stitch can be shaped without lots of complicated increases and decreases, and for years, it's been my go-to stitch when I need a simple and sophisticated beaded rope.
There are lots of other reasons why today's best beadwork artists choose herringbone stitch for their designs! Here are four fabulous beading projects that use herringbone stitch in some very surprising and innovative ways:
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What do you love about herringbone stitch? Do you have a favorite herringbone stitch project? Are you learning how to do herringbone stitch, but need help or have questions? Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog and let's talk herringbone!