Off-loom techniques, or beadweaving, includes stitches such as square stitch, peyote stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone and others. While many people use a loom to accomplish these stitches, it is possible to create them without the use of a loom.

An advantage to working off-loom is that you can create a piece larger than a loom would accommodate. The project below measures approximately 4″ x 6″ and was done in 2-drop peyote stitch, with approximately 100 different colors of beads! The image next to it is a photo I took at a lovely place I visited in Sicily. Browse the Off-Loom samples in my Portfolio to see just a few of the possibilities!

Off-loom beading Susan Jefferson

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