Basic Netting

Netting is a simple bead weaving technique that forms the basis of many different designs and can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and lots more. Once you’ve mastered basic netting try embellishing your netting with firepolish beads or crystals to add some bling!


Ingredients Required

11/0 or 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

Size 10 Beading Needle

Fireline or S-Lon D Beading Thread

Mini Bead Stopper

Method

Step 1

Choose two colours of seed beads (one main colour and one complimentary colour to accent your pattern)

Step 2

Cut a piece of beading thread 2 meters long and add a needle.

Step 3

Add a mini bead stopper about 30cm from the end of your thread

Step 4

Add thread to the mini bead stopper and and let go of the loops to tighten the bead stopper – using a mini bead stopper means that you don’t have to add a “stop” bead to your thread to prevent your beads from falling off.

Step 5

To make a piece of netting that is 4 sections wide start by picking up 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A. If you’d prefer a slightly wider piece of netting then simply add in 2A, 1B, 2A and 1B

Step 6

To make the turn into the next row pick up 1B and 3A

Step 7

Now begin the second row by picking up 1B and 2A

Step 8

Sew back through the third B from the end to complete the turn:

Step 9

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 10

Skip one B and go back through the next B bead in the pattern:

Step 11

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 12

Skip one B and go back through the next B bead in the pattern:

Step 13

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 14

Skip one B and sew back through the next B in the pattern – you have now completed two rows of basic netting:

Step 15

Begin the next row by picking up 3A, 1B and 2A

Step 16

Sew back through the first B in the previous row

Step 17

Pick up 2A, 1B AND 2A

Step 18

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 19

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 20

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 21

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 22

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 23

To begin the next row pick up 3A, 1B and 2A

Step 24

Sew back through the last B in the previous row

Step 25

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 26

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 27

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 28

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 29

Pick up 2A, 1B and 2A

Step 30

Skip one B and go back through the next B in the pattern

Step 31

Keep repeating the steps until your netting is the desired length

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