Yesterday we presented the diagrams and showed you a simple beaded ring created using Single Needle Right Angle Weave Beading. Since Right Angle Weave is a popular stitch and we highly recommend this stitch to beginners here is a quick way how to build up your right angle weave beadwork projects, the “Double Needle Right Angle Weave.”Like what I said, Double Needle Right Angle Weave is a quick way of weaving a RAW beading project. With Double Needle RAW you’ll be using left and right threads as you weave, going up, down, left, right and sideways in a figure 8 motion; thus, sometimes it’s called, the “Figure 8 Weave.” Just like with Single Needle RAW you can combine different sizes and shapes of beads. You can also embellish it and combine with other beading stitches.
Double Needle RAW Tutorial
The diagrams below are showing 2 colors of thread, orange and black thread. As you weave, follow the pattern of the orange and black arrows on where to pass each thread and how many beads are needed on each thread. Still, 1 “unit” of RAW is composed of 4 beads. Take note that as you crisscross the threads will change positions. The left thread will become the right and the right thread will become the left and vice-versa.
How To Add Units in Double Needle RAW
How To Make a Left Turn in Double Needle RAW
How To Add a Row in Double Needle RAW
How To Add Units In a Row in Double Needle RAW
How To Make a Right Turn In Double Needle RAW
Continue weaving and following the pattern of adding rows and units of RAW until you reach your desired length and design. Knowing how to make right and left turns you can make various shapes and turn into different directions if needed.
Practice makes perfect. Check out the pattern at this LINK and make a Swarovski Crystal Sparkling Bracelet!
Check out too this cute beaded earrings! Pump up your Double Needle Right Angle Weave a bit and learn how to use the technique in making circles or flower-like shapes.
DIY Beaded Earrings Tutorial
While this 3D beaded heart pattern is a combination of Single Needle and Double Needle Right Angle Weave
You can use the beaded heart as a charm and pendant for a necklace!
Hope you had fun learning. Happy Beading!
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