Peyote Stitch Workshops

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My name is Nicole and I am an artist, art director and graphic designer from the Miami Community.
I started beading a couple of years ago and just began sharing my work and prayers with everyone at the beginning of 2013.

I started seeing the visions for the designs the first time I stood in front of the sacred fire while in a Peyote ceremony. I understood the colors and the vibrations they each emit to create a visual representation in your perception. These bracelets carry those visions.

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The peyote stitch, also known as the gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Many cultures around the world have used peyote stitch in their beadwork. Examples of peyote stitch have been found in artifacts from Ancient Egypt, and the stitch has also been used in historic and contemporary Native American beadwork.

The name “peyote stitch” derives from the use of this stitch to decorate objects used in peyote ceremonies by members of the Native American Church. The name “gourd stitch” similarly derives from the use of the stitch in decorating gourd containers. Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row.

Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat round shape, or as a tube. Tubular peyote is used to make pouches or to decorate objects such as bottles or fan handles.

We will be learning the Even-count peyote stitch for this workshop. I want to get you comfortable with this stitch before going into the Odd-count and Tubular stitch.

Cost: $65 (includes materials) • Space is limited to 10 people.
A deposit of $30 is required to save your spot.

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Here are some samples of my work and what you can accomplish with this beautiful stitch.

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The peyote stitch, also known as the gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Many cultures around the world have used peyote stitch in their beadwork. Examples of peyote stitch have been found in artifacts from Ancient Egypt, and the stitch has also been used in historic and contemporary Native American beadwork.

Ayahuasca Rainbow Bracelet done in Even-Count Peyote Stitch beading method.

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