Niki.Tasha – Glossary

Hiya, Niki.  I have added a Glossary so there can be one place to go when you can’t remember what something means.  I will add definitions as we go along so if there is something you would like to see here, let me know.   …H

Fabric:  Besides cotton, linen, silk, polyester, etc.  a fabric or cloth can be made of nothing but beads and thread without any cotton or linen, etc.

Hand: Refers to the feel or the texture of a piece of cloth:  the rougher and thicker the texture, the harder the ‘hand.’ 

Stop Bead:  A bead through which the needle passes twice  to keep all the beads on the thread.  After the first 3 rows it acts as a weight to help identify  and keep the long tail away from the working thread.

Tubular Peyote Stitch:  A technique in which a hollow tube is created by adding a bead in the space between 2 beads of the previous round.

Working Thread:  The thread going from a bead and through the eye of the needle.  It becomes evident once some beads are added.  ‘Working Thread’ becomes a helpful shorter term when describing a complicated needle movement.


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