I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many ...
I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many craft fields. My most recent is beadweaving. I think I have finally found my passion. I love the feel and look of tiny cylinder beads worked in peyote stitch into a wonderful mosaic of colorful design. Other beads and other stitches are interesting and lovely.,But beadwoven peyote is what I enjoy most.View all patterns by designer (30) »
I have made up another Gourd stitch pattern for you to enjoy. I made this one using my favorite colors of blue with black and white for contrast. You can, of course, use the colors you prefer. This is made to fit the Pilot G2 pen, 3/8 inch OD tubing or a Hidden Compartment Keychain. It will fit any item that has 1 cm outside diameter and 6 cm length. If you have not done gourd stitch before, I suggest you try my Gourd Stitch Tutorial first.
On the pattern pages, you will get:
*Color photos of the pen sleeve I made using this pattern
*Large color bead chart with the first bead of each row marked
*Gourd Stitch Basics document
Approximate Finished size:Length: 6 cm tube Width: fits 1 cm OD pen, tubing or key chain tube.
Supplies Used: Delica beads, Bead thread or Fireline, needle, Pilot G2 pen or 3/8 inch OD tubing or keychain kit
Technique: Gourd Stitch
Colors: 6 colors
Pages to Print: 7 pages
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced: You need to know how to do gourd stitch. Basic gourd stitch instructions included, but my Gourd Stitch Tutorial would be a better first project.