Right Angle Weave Basics For Beginners

Right-Angle weave stitch, also known as RAW, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Beads are stitched together with thread only making right angle turns, hence the name. When two needles are used, it is often called cross-weaving (because the threads cross in opposite directions through the beads) and is the basic stitch used for Japanese-style beadwork where it is often referred to as “Hachinoji-ami” or “Kousa-ami.”

This stitch gets its name because the beads all sit at right angles to one another and you weave them together to create this kind of pattern. Whereas most bead-weaving techniques talk about adding a stitch, when you are adding each bead, RAW usually refers to ‘units’. For RAW, each stitch creates a little square.  Here is compilation of basic skills one should learn when starting with Right Angle Weave technique.

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