Peyote Stitch Graph Paper
Whenever I am trying to plan a project that involves adding some kind of pattern into peyote stitch, I just grab a piece of peyote stitch graph paper to plan whatever I have in my head. This download includes odd count and even count paper. It is laid out flat, but you can also use it if you are planning a tubular peyote project. You will need to imagine the tube has been opened out flat and use this flat area to create your pattern…just remember that the two sides of the pattern will be joined together when you stitch the tube, so they should match up properly! Also bear in mind that in its tubular form, you will be stepping up on every row, so your starting point moves along as you work. Once you get your head around this, you will be fine though!
Use the peyote stitch graph paper to create a chart with coloured rectangles to represent the beads. You can create a colour code so you will know which colour on the chart relates to which tube of beads. If you are not used to peyote stitch graph paper or following patterns, then you will find this sheet with tips for following a peyote pattern very handy.
I believe that the basic beading techniques are the fundamentals to all beadwork and you should be able to learn them for free. These techniques are not copyrighted, so I wanted to make sure that everyone has access to well-thought out materials for learning these building blocks. If you find my style of teaching and writing works for you, then I hope you will return to sample some of the patterns on this website. Or, if you live nearby, do please book for one of my classes. You can find an up-to-date list of my teaching schedule on the beading classes page.