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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