Friday, October 27, 2017

2017 Thursday Bead Post #34: More tubular Herringbone

What at week! Monday afternoon multiple tornadoes and a huge scary thunderstorm worked its way through the Southeast including the area I live in. We were lucky that the only hardship we had was 48 hours without power. Our fridge got a good cleaning out and it did delay this post, but I am grateful that was the extent of our troubles. There are still trees in my neighborhood that are laying on houses. Several trees fell across roads and powerlines which is what knocked our power out. This storm caused serious damage from South Carolina thru Virginia. My heart goes out to those that are still reeling from this storm. Mother nature is a serious lady! Don't underestimate her! 

Now on to the beading! This is my last Herringbone post of the year! I already covered tubular herringbone, flat herringbone, and flat herringbone with two holed beads. This week I am going to cover two different ways to do Tubular Herringbone with two holed beads!

Nancy Dale, who I have mentioned in blogs past has a blog tutorial on how to do twisted Herringbone with twin beads. I tried this pattern and made a bangle bracelet.  I even stitched small section of it with SuperDuos to prove to myself that in this case two holed beads are basically interchangeable! Nancy's version stitches up nicely and is a great go-to for something different!
 

There is another way to create tubular Herringbone with two holed beads. Back in September of 2014 I blogged about a stitch I saw in a pin then Jennifer from Beading Daily/Interweave blogged about it a few weeks later. I know that both my and her explanation seemed a little confusing so I decided to take new photos (while the power was out and the sun was shining) and try again!

Here is my new picture step by step for "Tubular Herringbone with Two Holed beads". Please note that while my process for this is similar to my original blog about this, I have adapted a few things!

For this rope you will need SuperDuos (or other two holed beads) and Size 10 or 11 seed beads. One thing to keep in mind that I have found helpful is to remember that it is tubular Herringbone and will require a step up. Knowing how to do Tubular Herringbone is important. If you don't know how to do a regular tubular Herringbone rope, I covered how to do it earlier this year.

Start with a strip of Ladder stitch two beads tall.

Connect the strip into a circle the same way it would be done for tubular Herringbone stitch

Pick up two beads (a SuperDuo and a seed). Pass down through the next set of beads in line, the same way as the first row of tubular Herringbone. Pass the thread up through the next set of starter beads to prepare for the addition of more beads.

Pick up two beads (a SuperDuo and a seed)

Pass down through the next bead in the Ladder stitched circle.

Repeat for the third set of beads, passing down and back up through the next set of starter beads, exiting below the first SuperDuo added to the Ladder base. To finish the first row, pass through the bottom hole (the one with thread in it already) of the first SuperDuo added. This is where I differ from mine and others explanation of how to make this rope.

To "step up" (like Herringbone requires) to begin the next round of adding beads, pass the needle through the top hole of the current SuperDuo- in the same direction as the current threadpath.  
 
 This is going to create a "loop" around the outside of the SuperDuo but will not show because it will be on the inside of the rope. Make sure the loop goes on the "inside" of the rope!

Start the next row of beads by picking up two beads (a seed then a SuperDuo) and then going through the next seed bead.

Without adding any beads (because this is Herringbone stitch) pass through the next bead in line (the empty/top hole of the next SuperDuo)

Pick up two beads (a seed then a SuperDuo) and then continue through the next seed bead.

Without adding any beads (because this is Herringbone stitch) pass through the next bead in line (the top/empty hole of the next SuperDuo)

Pick up two beads (a seed then a SuperDuo) and pass through the next seed bead. This is the last addition for this row of beads.

Without adding any beads (this is Herringbone stitch I keep reminding myself!) pass through the next bead in line (in this case it is the SuperDuo that has looped thread around it). Because this is the final stitch in this row, also pass through the seed next to it to which makes the"step up" for this round of beads. 

Start the next row: Pick up two beads (a SuperDuo and a seed) and pass through the next SuperDuo.

Without adding any beads pass through the next bead in line (a seed)

Pick up two beads (a SuperDuo and a seed) and pass through the next SuperDuo. 

Without adding any beads pass through the next bead in line (a seed)

Pick up two beads (a SuperDuo and a seed) and pass through the next SuperDuo. 

Without adding any beads (because this is Herringbone stitch) pass through the next bead in line (in this case it is a seed). Because this is the final stitch in this row, also pass through the SuperDuo (the bottom hole with thread already in it) next to it to.

Repeat the inside looping around of the SuperDuo to make the step up for this round of beads.

From here the stitch is repeated until the preferred length is met. I am going to continue with my pictures since I took them, but the written steps are the same as above.
  

  

  
 Pass through both the SuperDuo and the seed to make this row's "step up"

This is what it should look like after four rows of adding beads on top of the Ladder starters.

At this point in the rope, like in Tubular Herringbone, after picking up two beads, I usually pass through the next bead and the one after at the same time. This is a personal preference and not necessary or even suggested but I figured I would be honest and share my lazy/slightly quicker tip :)
  


The end of this round & the "step up" 
  

Here are a couple more of my "lazy" go through two at a time approaches:
  


After 10 rows:

Here is as shot into the tube, where the inside thread can be seen. The thread is nearly invisible inside the tube.

 This is the side with the step up and inside loops, it is not as obvious as the first way I blogged this stitch! Hooray for hiding the thread!

I hope that my new version of this stitch is clearer than my original. I did see that there are now a couple of videos on YouTube that also cover this stitch. I didn't have the time to watch them, so I won't suggest any, but I did want to acknowledge their existence.

It is so close to the end of the year that there are only 9 more Thursdays, so I included all of the coming weeks below!


*Disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀

Coming weeks: 

November 2nd: Warped peyote squares

November 9th: More warped squares with a bow!

November 16th: St. Petersburg stitch

November 23rd: Happy Thanksgiving- possible posting- we will see!

November 30thDouble, triple and more Peyote stitch.

December 7th: Soutache

December 14th: Dreaded Bead crochet

December 21: Hubble

December 28th: Summary of 2017's project and what I am up to next year! 2018!


Thanks for reading & Happy Beading -Beth

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