African Helix Stitch 101 with Carol Cypher Online Workshop

Discover the African Helix stitch and learn a new skill that will take you beyond the basics to master textural complexity and enhanced swirling techniques! The beautiful African Helix stitch produces tubular beadwork that spirals.


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Discover the African Helix stitch and learn a new skill that will take you beyond the basics to master textural complexity and enhanced swirling techniques! The beautiful African Helix stitch produces tubular beadwork that spirals. When you join Carol Cypher in her Online Workshop Getting Started Bead Weaving Series: Exploring New Tubular Beadwork - Discovering the African Helix Stitch, you will learn first-hand how to create these beautiful designs. You can be sure that this fascinating stitch will quickly become your new favorite!

The African Helix stitch is a unique stitch - in fact, it is the only beadweaving stitch accomplished by passing under the thread between beads to secure them. This means you will pass through each bead only once, opening up creative possibilities with very small beads! You will learn and perfect how to stitch the African Helix stitch through comprehensive step-by-step videos. As an added bonus, you'll receive three free PDF patterns, a shopping list of materials, and an excerpt from her book Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques.

This Online Workshop is available to you anytime in short video segments, allowing you to stop and practice when you need to! By registering for this engaging online Online Workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with other students and be a part of a community to bounce ideas off and to share your designs. And when you have mastered the basics and explored further possibilities with African Helix stitch, you can move on to your own unique designs featuring this beautiful and delightful stitch!

Lesson Breakdown
Lesson 1: The Basics

  • Fundamentals of African
  • Helix Stitch Basic Stitches

Lesson 2: Textural Complexity

  • Red Velvet Rope

Lesson 3: Enhancing the Swirl

  • Kalahari Oasis Lariat
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Online Workshop Includes
Discussion Board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the Online Workshop. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons.

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 81 minutes

About the Instructor

 

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

She is author of Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques, in addition to two felting books, published in the USA by Interweave Press: Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads: 25 Artful Designs, and How We Felt: Designs and Techniques from Contemporary Felt Artists. She has also written a Japanese book on feltmaking, published by Patchwork Tsushin LTD and sponsored by Tulip Co. Carol's English manuscript was translated by Motoko Natsubori.

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SKU R7494
Product Type Online Workshop
Author/Designer Carol Cypher
Difficulty Level Intermediate
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