January 20, 2008
I enjoyed learning this stitch, the Zulu Flowerette Chain.
My subscription to Beading Daily allows me to download PDF tutorials from their free project library.
A recent project was an exerpt from Diane Fitzgerald's book Zulu Inspired Beadwork from Interweave Press. Some of her other incredible books include "Beading With Brick Stitch", "Netted Beadwork" and "The Beaded Garden".
Instead of the button closure shown in the instructions, I peyote stitched a toggle clasp. This is a labour-intensive stitch, but well worth the effort.
The next stitch I am going to learn is the Zulu Square Tube, which incorporates both N'debele and African Helix stitches to form a squared tube.