Lessons in Bead Weaving: Stitch Pro Tips on Beaded Netting
Netting is a simple stitch that produces exactly what you think: little nets of beads. Think fishnet stockings, rope hammocks, or onion sacks. Here, I show you how to make five-bead nets, but you can work with any number in your own designs.
Materials & Tools
Size 11° seed beads
Size B nylon or 6 lb braided beading thread
Size 11 beading needle
Row 2: String 5 beads, skip 3 beads from Row 1, and pass back through the next bead; repeat across the row. Set up for the next row by stringing 1 bead and passing back through the last bead exited and the last 3 beads added in this row.
Row 3: String 5 beads and pass back through the middle bead of the next net added in the previous row; repeat across (Photo 3). To turn the thread around for the next row, you can do one of two things:
Make a hidden turnaround by looping the working thread around the thread that connects 2 beads in a previous row and weaving back through beads to exit the last 3 beads added in this row.