Bead Embroidery Checkerboards

Here’s how to establish a bead embroidered “checkerboards.” Make monochromatic checkerboards for subtle texture. Use 2 colors to establish an impressive element. If you choose to make use of 2 colors, the size of the bulges needs to match specifically. Remember, if you are making use of Czech bugles a buffer bead on each end is essential to prevent your thread from being cut.

Without stitching, lay a color one bugle bead vertically. Lay enough color 2 bugle beads horizontally to match the height of the vertical color one bugle. The range of horizontal beads needed to match the height of the bugle establishes the range of beads in each block.

Decide where you want your checkerboard to start and stitch “X “color one bugles vertically side by side, right up versus each other in perfect positioning.

Immediately surrounding to the really first block, stitch”X” color 2 bugles horizontally side by side, right up versus each other in perfect positioning.

Continue turning”X” bugles vertically and horizontally to produce the really first row of your checkerboard. Beneath your really first block of vertical color one bugles, stitch”X” color 2 bugles horizontally side by side, right up versus each other in finest placing with the preliminary block.

Beneath your really first block of horizontal color 2 bugles, stitch”X” color one bugles vertically side by side, right up versus each other in finest placing with the preliminary block.

Continue turning “X” bugles vertically and horizontally to establish rest of your checkerboard. Use your imagination to establish other bugle bead patterns.

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