I am constantly amazed at the innovative products out there. A relatively new one is the Quick Start Peyote Cards which was invented by Deb Moffet-Hall. Peyote is not that difficult to do but I concede the stitch is tricky to start especially with the smaller beads. You also have to add both the first and second rows of beads in the first pass through. So some care is needed with colored patterns. Any help especially for beginners is appreciated!
The specially preforated card as shown in the Beadaholique video allow you to work the first row on its own before following with the second row. The instructor starts with even count peyote and ends with odd count peyote. I like how the beads easily snap into place!
These cards provide something to grip when beginning the stitching. Once the first few rows are complete, the work can be removed from the card if desired, as there is enough stitched rows to hold on to.
The cards are reuseable with care. There are 32 holes but the cards can also be put together for wider work. They come with different size holes for the most common small beads : 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0. There is also a single use tubular peyote card.
NB I have no association with Beadaholique except as an occasional customer.
Before You Go:
- Use Up Your Beads with Free Form Peyote!
- Book Review - Stitch Workshop - Peyote Stitch
- Book Review - Absolute Beginner's Guide to Stitching Jewelry
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