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Message and Invitation from Gerlinde Lenz, the Inventor of Peyote with a Twist!

Much to my delight, Gerlinde Lenz, the inventor of Peyote with a Twist or Peytwist , saw my post about reader Wayne Wiley's attempt to convert a bead crochet pattern to a Peytwist one.  Using Peyote is far easier than learning how to do bead crochet.  She  says "I've invented the method in order to be able to create ropes with bead crochet patterns."

Gerlinde says "You can translate ALL non-tapering bead crochet patterns into Peytwist patterns, precisely, except for few degrees of spiral steepness."  Now that is good news! 

She invites all interested readers to join  her Facebook group 'Peyote with a twist - not crochet'?  You can find dozens of precisely translated patterns  there. 

Gerlinde adds: "I congratulate Wayne for having found the double column seam, which is generally used for ropes with even count circumferences."

Gerlinde sent me the image above to show what the peyote pattern for Wayne's example would look like. "It is started top right, and closes at the end of row 17, with a double column seam, exactly what Wayne had worked out. The repeat is only 8 rows. What you see there is pretty remote from what you get, but by the process of winding this ribbon around the tube, as you do in Peytwist, it gets there anyway. I can't take the time now to bead a piece of this, but when you do, you will find that the result is VERY close to the original."

"I wonder whether you or Wayne can spot where I tried to improve on the original?"

I'm stumped.  But then I haven't yet tried Peytwist. What about you?

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  1. oooo I like that. I just love working with beads and seeing the outcome. Love your blogs and classes.

  2. Why did I make things so difficult?! I assumed that if you wanted something to spiral that you had to design it with a spiral. After looking at Gerlinde's pattern it was obvoius that a straight line of bead would spiral just because of the way peyote is created. The spiral is created because you bring one edge over to attach to the other edge. OK, that solved the problem of why my row of flowers ended up being several discrete circles. If you remember, I was startled to see that the last bead of each row was alread included in the row that I was attaching it to. Gerlinde was kind enough to say that I had discovered the double seam. I had known about the double seam and am working on a necklace with one. That explains why the bead was already there. So that explains the 2 main questions I had about what I did.

    Now..I think I have discovered how to translate a bead crochet pattern to a PWAT pattern and will follow up when I have finished.


  3. Pwat is fantastic I have made several pieces! I could not conquer bead crochet,this technique is excellent for bangles which I love,thank You Gerlinde

  4. I'm addicted to PWAT and a member of the FB group- there are so many beautiful designs i could bead for 100 years and not try all that i want to!


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