Brick stitch

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The Brick Stitch, also known as the Cheyenne Stitch or Comanche Stitch, is a bead weaving stitch in which individual beads are stacked horizontally in the same pattern as bricks are stacked in a wall.

The technique has been used by Native Americans and in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Guatemalan examples use beads of size 22/0 and smaller.[1]

This is an off-loom technique perfected by Native Americans. It is a relative of another off-loom technique called Peyote stitch or Gourd Stitch.[2] A Brick Stitch pattern can be worked as a Peyote Stitch Pattern if turned through 90 degrees.

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  • Fitzgerald, Diane (2001). Beading with Brick Stitch. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.
  1. ^ Borin, Lydia F, "Brick Stitch History", [1] accessed 2006-12-29
  2. ^ "About Native American Beadwork", "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2006-12-30. accessed 2006-12-29

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